Piazzale Michelangelo is decorated with bronze replicas of some of Michelangelo's best-known sculptures. This famous square offers panoramic city views. Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869, this plaza stands on a hill just south of the historic town center. Poggi designed this public space as a terraced observation deck, which today houses a popular restaurant. The view encompasses the heart of Florence, numerous bridges crossing the river Arno, and the hills beyond the city's skyline. Arrange your visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Florence using our Florence trip itinerary builder.
Tours to Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo reviews
Yes, the view is beautiful but this is basically just a parking lot. Keep walking up to the must see San Miniato al Monte, with better views, a stunning church, fabulous gelato, and no crowds! more »
I liked this visit, a lot of charm and very nice people, it was friends who recommended this beautiful visit. more »
Must see, if you are in Florence! By night and day!!!
You get a great view over the city from this place. A must visit for photographers. It's easy to reach by car. By foot it is a bit more difficult to reach. I took some great pictures from up there.
Plan your trip to Florence
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Florence
Side trips from Florence
Hidden gems in Florence
Museums in Florence
Shopping in Florence
Nearby attractions in Florence
Trips to Piazzale Michelangelo by other users
15 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Pisa Siena Pienza 8 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Venice Florence Rome 8 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rome Florence Venice 5 days in Province of Florence BY A USER FROM IRELAND Florence 5 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Venice Florence Rome 15 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Salerno Positano Rome