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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  • The most beautiful view of an art filled city - Florence. Do not miss this at sunset and be sure to keep going up the hill to see the church! 
    The most beautiful view of an art filled city - Florence. Do not miss this at sunset and be sure to keep going up the hill to see the church!  more »
  • Amazing attraction. If you are looking fir tge best view of Florence don’t miss it at the sunset. Very romantic. But take care, if you cant wslk uphill take taxi or any car better for you since it is....  more
    Amazing attraction. If you are looking fir tge best view of Florence don’t miss it at the sunset. Very romantic. But take care, if you cant wslk uphill take taxi or any car better for you since it is....  more »
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  • Superb place to get panoramic views of the city of Florence. Easily accessible by city buses. Restaurants, food bars and shopping available. 360 degree views of the City in all its majesty including all the famous churches, cathedrals, bridges, river and the meandering city views make this a must place to go to while visiting Florence.
  • The best place to get a truly panoramic view of Florence's skyline. The walk uphill to the square could be quite taxing specially on a hot summer day so try to time it in the early morning or in the late afternoon. I chose the afternoon to coincided the climb with the sunset over the River Arno.

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