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Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

Enjoy View of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo
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About Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo is a best and most popular lookout for the stunning view of the Florence both the day and night. It is one of the best places where you can enjoy the view and the best part of it is that it is for free. You need to have a steep walk but Piazzale Michelangelo sunset is really a worth with an amazing view.  Many have the misunderstanding that Piazza exist from the time Florence was formed and also that this is designed by Michelangelo. It is but a comparatively recent construction considering the historic monuments that are housed in Florence.

Piazzale Michelangelo was constructed in the year 1869 and it was done by Giuseppe Poggi who is a Florence architect. It was constructed along with the restructuring of city walls that was done in the year 1869.

Dedicated to Michelangelo

Poggi made this terrace in the 19th century for showcasing the masterpieces of Michelangelo. He designed the monument base dedicated to Michelangelo where he could exhibit the replicas of Michelangelo's work like David, Medici Chapel sculptures from San Lorenzo is displayed. He also had constructed a hillside building with the loggia in the form of a museum that can hold Michelangelo's work but today it is used as the place for a coffee bar and a restaurant that has a panoramic terrace.  

Piazzale Michelangelo is the place dedicated in the name of the popular artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. The square has the replica of the popular statue he has made, the David. This statue is fixed on the large pedestal and is made out of bronze. It is decorated with the replicas of allegorical statues that depict day, night, dusk and dawn.

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo at night allows breathtaking views of the cityscape. People love this place for taking the best pictures of the city. The square has so many market stalls that sell snacks and souvenirs. The square is indeed the best place to be even when there is too much of commercialization in this place.  

The city of Florence looks amazing in the backdrops of Tuscan hills. Clear view of the city’s important landmarks including Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio and Duomo gives one with great pleasure. Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence is situated on the southeastern side of the city center. It is a very popular spot and famous as the best observation point. The night view from this terrace is very beautiful at this place.

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You only need to spend one hour or so to visit the Piazzale Michelangelo.

No, tickets are not required to visit the Piazzale Michelangelo.

The Piazzale Michelangelo is a square located on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River in Florence.

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