Piazzale Michelangelo

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What is Piazzale Michelangelo?

Piazzale Michelangelo

The Piazzale Michelangiolo is the perfect place to watch the sun set over Florence. The piazzale is so high up you get one of the most magnificent views of the city, especially right at sunset. If you take a tour of Florence most will stop by the Piazzale Michelangiolo so tourists can take in the view of the city. The center of the Piazza has a monument to Michelangelo. The monument is a collection of bronze replicas of his David as well as replicas of his Medici chapel sculptures.

The view from Piazzale Michelangelo did not come by chance. The piazza was originally laid out in 1885 in order to give visitors a spectacular view of the city. While the piazza is obviously a frequent stop for those on a Florence vacation it is also a popular place for locals.

If you visit the piazza is the early evening you can often see a great number locals crowding the cafes in the area to watch the sun set over the city. Visitors to the piazza can also hear the chants of the Benedictine monks during their vespers which can add to the ambiance of the area.

   

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