Our Grand Tour: Piazzale Michelangelo


TBH had booked an open-topped bus tour, which was not only a good way to get a look around the city, but also took us up the adjacent hillside to the Piazzale Michelangelo.


From there the views – of the city and its landmarks, of the River Arno and of the surrounding Tuscan hills – were superb.



Michelangelo was raised (but not born) in Florence. The square contains marble copies of some of his sculptures, most obviously of David.


If you’re on a flying visit to Florence then the view from here is a great place to start.

Our Grand Tour: Piazzale Michelangelo

2 thoughts on “Our Grand Tour: Piazzale Michelangelo

  1. beatingthebounds says:

    Everywhere we went, I sought out a high vantage point for the views, without really planning to – it just seems like the obvious thing to do.

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