Piazzale Michelangelo offers a unique view of Florence
Gazing upon the Italian Renaissance
One of the most famous squares in the world, Piazzale Michelangelo is dedicated to the amazing Florentine artist. It can’t be beat when it comes to experiencing the unforgettable views that Florence’s city center offers. This amazing skyline starts with the profile of the Church of Santa Croce, one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture and it continues with the façade of the monumental Central National Library.
Amidst the city’s red rooftops, you’ll spot the imposing Dome that Brunelleschi designed for Florence’s Duomo and Giotto’s elaborate bell tower as well as the medieval tower of Palazzo Vecchio. In a single view, visitors and locals can enjoy all the magnificence of the Italian Renaissance.
The sinuous Arno River frames the scene, enhancing the landscape’s uniqueness thanks to its various bridges including the lovely Ponte Vecchio and the elegant Ponte S. Trinità, decorated by marble statues. Night-time visitors won’t be disappointed; dusk is a great time to view the illuminated buildings—the river stands out in the silence of the city below, offering an unbeatably romantic atmosphere.