Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

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Must see · World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Piazzale Michelangelo is decorated with bronze replicas of some of Michelangelo's best-known sculptures. This famous square offers panoramic city views. Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869, this plaza stands on a hill just south of the historic town center. Poggi designed this public space as a terraced observation deck, which today houses a popular restaurant. The view encompasses the heart of Florence, numerous bridges crossing the river Arno, and the hills beyond the city's skyline. Arrange your visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florence using our Florence trip itinerary builder.
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  • Wonderful (and free) way to enjoy some of the best views of Florence - a must when you're there. If you're walking, it's a steep climb, so make sure you have time (and water, and a hat, if it's in...  more »
  • We opted to walk to the location and make the hike up from the bottom. Great exercise. Great views along the way. Amazing and breathtaking photos from the top. Best to go towards sunset for the glow.....  more »
  • Beautiful Sunday walk through the Porto San Miniato and up the hill to Piazzale Michelangiolo. Full panorama of Firenze, along with a cafe and a gelateria. Continue up the hill to San Miniato al...  more »
  • Must see, if you are in Florence! By night and day!!!
  • You get a great view over the city from this place. A must visit for photographers. It's easy to reach by car. By foot it is a bit more difficult to reach. I took some great pictures from up there.
  • An ideal place to get a panoramic view of Firenze. It's not as crowded as the city center, and yes still is within a nice walkable distance. Visited in December and it was beautiful at sunrise and sunset, came back for NYE celebration. Crowded but fun!
  • The best view on Florence, good place to take souvenirs photos with Florence city. Good moment to observe the beauty of this city. Unforgettable moments.
  • A fantastic location with amazing views. We arrived just as it was getting dark and had a great time people watching and enjoying the view. 4 ice creams from the street vendor was €8.50. After it was dark we walked down the steps to the river and felt very safe in this lovely neighbourhood. Recommended 😁

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