Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

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Must see · World heritage site · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Well worth climbing the stairs - take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of Florence from above. Of course the real David is in the Academia - but this one is well worth looking at - well - even...  more »
  • This place is worth a visit because of the spectacular views of the city. It is a little climb but I would recommend taking the stairs to the piazzale.  more »

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