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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. See Piazzale Michelangelo and all Florence has to offer by arranging your trip with our Florence vacation route planner.
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  • So glad we booked a tour and this was part of it! I got the best views and pictures of Florence from here.  more »
  • Definitely something to do while in Florence. Our guide brought us here. A great spot for pictures. If you have time and are in the area, do visit.  more »
  • - Must do for anyone in Florence because of the great spot it is to view sunset -Great for panoramic views of the city, including the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio.  more »
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  • This place definitely offers the best views of the remarkable city of Florence. The square is populated with several souvenir stands as you might imagine. One of the best things is that, if there's space left, you can park your car right on the square for about a euro an hour. This makes it very easy for the less mobile people to enjoy this great place.
  • This place has one of the best views in all of Florence of the city! If I were to recommend a time to go up there it would be during a time when there is rain in the forecast. Usually there aren't very many people up there during that time. The obvious downside is that it's likely to be overcast. Any other time you'll probably have to just deal with the big crowds. But it's worth it!
  • Best location for the city panorama. Take the bus directly from the train station or elsewhere, rather than climbing. Than you can roll down on steps easily. :)
  • One of the single finest scenic views I've ever encountered. There may be a few steps to climb on your way to the top, but the second you hit the top and take in the view, you'll forget all about how tired you are. If that doesn't work, get a bottle of prosecco from one of the vendors and take a seat.
  • Stunning views across the city. The walk up is steep but there are plenty of places so you can have a rest and admire the ever changing perspective.