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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  • On my first visit to Florence, I started with a beautiful view of Piazzale Michelangelo. In addition to the cathedral and the bridge Ponte Vecchio, I was fascinated by the church of Santa Croce...  more »
  • The piazzeta offer the best view of Florance. There are a few steps to it but it will worth it! There are more places that you can visit in the area and probably in the morning or in the evening is...  more »

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