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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  • We took a taxi to the scenic view overlooking Florence and sat with the crowd, watching the city change colors as the sun began to set. Everyone was lively, drinking and having fun. There was even... 
    We took a taxi to the scenic view overlooking Florence and sat with the crowd, watching the city change colors as the sun began to set. Everyone was lively, drinking and having fun. There was even...  more »
  • This place is absolutely worth walking to! The views are amazing, especially on a sunny day. There are some choices for lunch here (check out the sandwiches at Chalet il Boschetto), so our suggestion....  more
    This place is absolutely worth walking to! The views are amazing, especially on a sunny day. There are some choices for lunch here (check out the sandwiches at Chalet il Boschetto), so our suggestion....  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing place really! You have to walk a lot to get here, but once you get there it’s amazing! You have the most extraordinary view of Florence! There is a statue in the middle in honor of Michelangelo, and there are people selling drinks, food and souvenirs!

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