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Piazzale Michelangelo

4.6/5
508 Reviews
Florence Top 2 in Best Shopping Experiences
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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence FI
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When the sun is shining, the old city brick red roof, the pale yellow wall stretches far away, reflected in the clear blue sky, bright colors but not dazzling.

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Introduction

Though originally intended by architect Giuseppe Poggi as a gallery to display the works of Michelangelo, today Piazzale Michelangelo is a panoramic lookout for tourists and locals alike. A sweeping view of Florence from this observation point captures the entire city: the Duomo, Forte Belvedere, Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio and more. After snapping a few photos, grab a cappuccino in the square's neoclassical-style restaurant and examine a bronze replica of The David which, along with a few other sculptures, were brought up the hill as an attempt to fulfill Poggi's original dream.
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This square has no shelter, at high noon it is very hot. People recommend visitors go in the morning or early evening to visit.
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