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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  • Is very cute all the steps to get, there is a replica of David, and beautiful trails. It is very beautiful to see all the view of the city. I was day but perhaps recommend it to watch a sunset. Very beautiful to rest and see the city in peace.
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  • The best view of the city. Well worth the way. Taking the stairs that takes courage, very easy access.
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  • The best view of Florence. We took a taxi downtown and up that hill and from there you notice all the beautiful city.
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  • Tremendous view of Florence! This place is wonderful compared to the view from the cathedral. From here, you overlook the whole of this awesome metropolis. An amazing place for sunbathing, relaxing on the stairs, and shopping for some souvenirs. The vendors charge insane prices, so if you have time, go to them and enjoy the bargaining.
  • Must see if you're in Florence. Went during the day and the night and each time was a different but very enjoyable. Great to see Florence in it's entirety after spending so long walking through it. We could pinpoint all locations we had visited from the view. There were vendors that sold water and t-shirts. Restaurants as well. Parking was good too. Usually a 10 minute quick trip, a breathtaking experience. Recommend for all.
  • Best part of our Florence trip. Nice views overlooking the city to see identifiable landmarks like the Basilica and bridges. And also a green nude statue if you're into those. You will need to hop on a public bus to go up at €1.50. Tickets can only be bought at ticket agencies and not on the bus. The trip goes up some hills and the buses are usually packed with tourists and locals. We recommend walking down the hilll as it's an easy stroll down the hill back to the river. Good views along the way.
  • Absolutely breathtaking view over the whole of Florence. There's plenty of ways to make your way up here and it really is worth the effort. There's also a bar/cafe here where you can enjoy a nice relaxing drink. There's also a church or monastery near to here where I believe the resident monks chant publicly at around 4pm every day but you'd have to double check this.
  • My wife and I made the hike up there about an hour or so before sunset with a couple small bottles of wine, took some photos and then sat on the steps looking out over the city and listening to a local musician playing near by. It was one of our favorite nights in Florence and an absolute MUST DO while here! Bring some food, wine or beer and relax with the large group of others that will show up. Make some new friends or just enjoy the social atmosphere while relaxing.
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