Tuscany – Florence and the famous Piazzale Michelangelo

by Samuele Sodini

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

View from Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence,  and is a popular tourist destination in the Oltrarno district of the city. The view from this most famous observation point of the city landscape.
It was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the historic center, on completion of retraining of the left bank of the shore.
The  Michelangelo square, dedicated to the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo, has copies of some of his famous works in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo.
These copies are made of bronze, while the originals are all in white marble. The monument was brought up by nine pairs of oxen on 25 June 1873.
The panorama encompasses the heart of Florence from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce Lungarni through the bridges of Florence and in sequence, especially the Ponte Vecchio, are the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina, without forgetting opposed to the hills north of the city with the center and Settignano Fiesole.
The square can be accessed by car along the tree-Viale Michelangelo, or walk the stairs going up the ramps of the monumental Piazza Poggi Poggi in the district of San Niccolò.

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