Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo

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There is no greater view of Florence than the panoramic sights seen up at Piazzale Michelangelo. This must-see spot in the city was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi just south of the historic center during the redevelopment of the left bank of the Arno. The square is dedicated to great Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo. There, you can find bronze copies of some of his most famous work, who’s originals are found elsewhere in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo. The square can be accessed by car or bus along Viale Michelangelo, by walking the stairs or going up the ramps from the Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, also known as the “Poggi Ramps” in the district of San Niccolò. This is great place to relax with friends and family and take in the beauty of the city. There is always a crowd up top, plus vendors and even live music. You can even grab lunch or dinner at the panoramic restaurant with spectacular views. Take a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo and take in the breathtaking views of the Arno, Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, and the bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. You can even see the hill of Fiesole in the distance!

Piazzale Michelangelo
Bus 12 or 13 from Santa Maria Novella
Walkable for Piazza Poggi
La Loggia del Piazzale Michelangelo (Restaurant)

 

 

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