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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo - Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy 50125Map
+39 055 290 832(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Santo Spirito (Oltrarno)
Overview

Renowned for its panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley, this terrace is a popular spot with locals and tourists. Created as part of major restructuring of the city walls, Giuseppe Poggi's sumptuous terrace is typically 19th-century. In 1871, Poggi designed a monument base dedicated to Michelangelo. The monument itself was to be composed of copies of Michelangelo's works, including David and the Medici chapel sculptures from San Lorenzo. When the terrace was finished, Poggi designed the hillside building, now a restaurant, as a museum for Michelangelo's works.

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  • Type: Other
  • Nearest Train: ATAF 12, 13
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