Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

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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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  • My wife, little sons and I went to Piazzale Michelangelo to watch the sunset over Florence in August. In general the view over Florence is nice and we also saw a beautiful sunset. However, Piazzale... 
    My wife, little sons and I went to Piazzale Michelangelo to watch the sunset over Florence in August. In general the view over Florence is nice and we also saw a beautiful sunset. However, Piazzale...  more »
  • This is THE photo opportunity in Florence. Our tour driver took us here on our way to San Gimignano food and wine tour. If you do not go on a tour, take a taxi or bus. You will not be disappointed! 
    This is THE photo opportunity in Florence. Our tour driver took us here on our way to San Gimignano food and wine tour. If you do not go on a tour, take a taxi or bus. You will not be disappointed!  more »
  • Without this wonderful tour, you would not understand the most important thinking of how the artist came to be at his best in his art. Francesco, a art historian, made this tour the most interesting.....  more
    Without this wonderful tour, you would not understand the most important thinking of how the artist came to be at his best in his art. Francesco, a art historian, made this tour the most interesting.....  more »
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  • Great view of the heart of Firenze! The large piazza offers fantastic views of the city both during day and night. There are tons of parking but can get full pretty quick as it’s a very popular tourist spot.
  • The most stunning place to overview Florence. I highly recommend to go there on the sunset to enjoy the unforgettable views and the atmosphere there. Try to go soon to take a good place, since it is usually crowded.
  • If you want to feel the beauty of Florence. Don't engage yourself in the history, because you will forget the details very soon, but try to absorb the majestic building and style of the city center in your eyes and heart. Enjoy restaurant there and then again enjoy the beauty of Florence.
  • The view from there is spectacular, but unfortunately the place itself looks more like a parking lot than an actual viewpoint. That aside, you can find some calmer spots with benches surrounded by trees and sit there for a nice talk and relaxation.
  • If you visit this beautiful city in Italy you should go up to the Piazzale Michelangelo. It’s up on the hill but the way up there is beautiful. You’ll go around romantic fountains with the view of whole Florence! Photos with amazing panorama!

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