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 magic of my city. history is the art of Florence... impossible not to fall in love with this city
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  • The views of Firenze from Piazzale Michelangelo are well worth the hike! I walked from the Ponte Vecchio (with an essential gelato stop along the way) to the piazza on my first afternoon in the city. ...  more »
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