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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  • If you are in Florence make the effort to walk here, not only does the walk take you past some lovely bars and restaurants but the view of Florence when you get there is breathtaking.  more »
  • This is the best spot for viewing the city of Florence from above. You have an amazing panorama spread out before you of this beautiful city. A must stop if at all possible!  more »
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