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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  • Great view point and wonderful for sunset! Easy hike as well, not too steep. It can get crowded as it is not a 'best kept secret', but it's a very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere. 
    Great view point and wonderful for sunset! Easy hike as well, not too steep. It can get crowded as it is not a 'best kept secret', but it's a very pleasant place with a nice atmosphere.  more »
  • We went in the afternoon to see the sunset and it was absolutely incredible. I would repeat it a milion times! If you go walking, there are some slopes in the way there but the views are 100% worth... 
    We went in the afternoon to see the sunset and it was absolutely incredible. I would repeat it a milion times! If you go walking, there are some slopes in the way there but the views are 100% worth...  more »
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  • Great view of the heart of Firenze! The large piazza offers fantastic views of the city both during day and night. There are tons of parking but can get full pretty quick as it’s a very popular tourist spot.
  • The most stunning place to overview Florence. I highly recommend to go there on the sunset to enjoy the unforgettable views and the atmosphere there. Try to go soon to take a good place, since it is usually crowded.

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