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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  • Get the No. 13 bus. We didn't realise you could get the bus and walked up the hill and steps thinking it was a hilltop only to find a busy commercial road with a bus terminus, cafe bars and street ven...  more »
  • To get what I would class as one of the best views of a city definitely come here. But that’s about it. There are trinket sellers and I think I saw a good van but that’s all. But you do need to see th...  more »
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