Piazzale Michelangelo

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A beautiful outdoor terrace on the left bank of the Arno River is the Florentine Piazzale Michelangelo. It is the only location from which you can get the best views of Florence, and it was constructed in the end of the 1800s. Did you know that Michelangelo Buonarotti, a famous Florentine artist, had his original plans for the Piazzale Michelangelo as a museum dedicated to his creations?

The arduous ascent to the top of the hill is worthwhile when you see his creations' most breathtaking bronze replicas and take in the expansive view of Florence's skyline, especially at night. The David replica, a well-known statue he created, is located in the square, and its decorations include miniature allegorical figures representing day, night, dusk, and dawn.


Awe-inspiring views of the cityscape are available at night from Piazzale Michelangelo:

Michelangelo skyline is at its best for both daily and nighttime views.

With Tuscan hills as a backdrop, Florence appears stunning. A clear perspective of the city's notable sights, such as the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Palazzo Vecchio, makes one very happy to take the best city photos.

The square is filled with numerous market stalls selling refreshments and trinkets.

Many concession stands in the square also sell tasty Italian ice cream and munchies if you don't want to spend a lot.

Explore the Pitti Palace Tour and the Boboli Gardens:

To get to the nearby Pitti Palace and the 15th-century Boboli Garden, both on the grounds of the Uffizi Gallery, you must descend for a half-hour from the Piazzale Michelangelo.

The Medici and Hapsburg families once resided in the Pitti Palace, which now houses numerous art galleries and meticulously preserved private apartments as well as several household items, renaissance period paintings, costumes, and clothing from the time.

The garden has been carefully maintained and preserved to house the finest floral and botanical specimens from Florence and Italy.

Indulge in Master Fragrance by Sileno Cheloni experience:

The Master Perfumer Sileno Cheloni's Mission is essentially the focus of the OL'Factory, which takes its name from the Latin words for 'sniff' and 'do.'

A perfumer-explorer creates a unique and customized symphonic alchemy by combining rare and natural raw materials, essences, and fragrances.

Master Sileno Cheloni is performing the 'Perfumer's Ritual' while holding a collection he has gathered from the farthest reaches of the globe.

Feel luxe at Stefano Bemer:

One of the well-known bespoke shoemakers in the world, Stefano Bemer was established in 1963 and produces ready-to-wear, made-to-order, and bespoke shoes for a global clientele.

One can see how shoes are made firsthand in this old church where talented craftspeople are at work.

Stefano Bemer also has a showroom in New York City at 23 East 67th Street, in addition to his workshop in Florence.

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Address of Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

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