Piazzale Michelangelo: a breathtaking view of Florence magnificence

Your visit to the City of Florence is incomplete without touring the Piazzale Michelangelo: located in the heart of the city in Oltrarno district, the square offers the visitors a panoramic and breathtaking view of the city whether during the day or at night.

May 7, 2018

Your visit to the City of Florence is incomplete without touring the Piazzale Michelangelo, also known as Michelangelo’s Square. The square is located in the heart of the city in Oltrarno district and offers the visitors a panoramic and breathtaking view of the city whether during the day or at night.

 

 

Apart from being a top global tourist destination, Piazzale Michelangelo carries a rich history of the city, the more reason you ought to visit the place. It was established in the 19th century when Florence was the capital of Italy, and the town underwent urbanization.

Getting to the Square

You can take a local bus from the train station and it will take you right to the square. Otherwise, you could walk along the southern side of the river towards the Torre San Niccolo, and the square will be right above you. Also, you can take tourist buses that ride along the streets of the city. The most recommended way to the Square is walking, as you can enjoy all that this magnificent city offers. The square has ample parking should you decide to drive to this beautiful place.

Beautiful View of the City

The view stretches across the Lungarni, the Duomo, and the bridges across Arno River, and from Santa Croce to Belvedere. From here, the Fiesole and Settignano hills are visible beyond the view of the city. The sight of the sun setting over the city and Amo River is probably one of the most beautiful and memorable scenes to behold.

 

Tourist Attraction Sites Around

At the foot of the square, there is a building that houses the Bardini museum that contains Greek artwork and Roman artifacts. A few meters from the Bardini Museum lies a house built in memory of Michelangelo. Michelangelo was born in Caprese, but his family chose to construct a house in his remembrance. The house was later converted to a museum and is in the palace of the Buonarroti family.

 

The square is dedicated to Michelangelo who was a Renaissance artist. At the center of the square lies one of three copies of Michelangelo’s David, made of bronze besides the Medici’s four allegories. The best thing about the square is that there are no charges to visit and view the city. Therefore, make sure you visit the square for an experience of a lifetime. Moreover, this is a destination you cannot afford to miss when you visit Italy!

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