Florence, city of art and cradle of the Renaissance possesses, from my point of view, the most romantic skyline of the world.

From Piazzale Michelangelo, possibly the best viewpoint in the city, you can enjoy the beauty of Florence, the River Arno, the Ponte Vecchio and especially the Duomo, with the magnificent dome of Brunelleschi crowning the views.

It is undoubtedly a special place to see the sunset, although the best photographs of the romantic skyline are taken at noon.

Piazzale Michelangelo was built in 1869, when Florence became the capital of Italy. It is the work of the architect Giuseppe Poggi.

It’s possible to get there by car, bus or walking, the latter being my favorite way to get to the square.

Very close to Piazzale Michelangelo, is the church of San Miniato al Monte, built in a Florentine Romanesque style.

In via dei Renai, number 37, you can find the Museum Stefano Bardini which houses magnificent works by Andrea della Robbia and Donatello.

Address Piazzale Michelangelo

How to get there

  • Bus: at Santa Maria Novella station, take bus 12 or 13 to Piazzale Michelangelo

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