Piazzale Michelangelo

The Piazzale Michelangelo is the perfect place to see a breathtaking view of Florence. It’s located up on a hill across the Arno River, and is far worth a walk or bus ride over.

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Heels are not suggested for this visit 😛

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Sunset is my favorite time to visit this square

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You can view some of the countryside, with what remains of the third set of the Roman walls

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And you can see a beautiful, panoramic view of the city of Florence

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And you can see a lovely view of the city's outskirts and mountains in the distance

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The square is not only a major tourist spot, but also a hangout for locals who were walking around and drinking wine on the steps.

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My favorite view is actually from the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, which is just a quick detour away from the Piazzale Michelangelo and a little higher up. I actually prefer sitting outside the church more than Michelangelo's Square...I'll be blogging about the church soon probably.

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4 comments on “Piazzale Michelangelo

  1. Mom says:

    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Those pictures are breathtaking. And seeing you in one of them with that background — well, it’s really hard for me to believe you are really there in Italy, and almost for a month already! When I don’t think about it, I just feel like you’re back at college, and then reality hits when I see you in a photo like that!

  2. Nana says:

    What gorgeous scenery. I wish I had seen more of Italy when I was there,but we didn’t have the time. So happy you are having this experience. It’s something you will alway’s,alway’s remember.

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