Piazzale Michelangelo is a breathtaking terrace that provides panoramic views of Florence. Located just outside the city center on a hillside, the square is accessible by car or bus, and by walking up the stairs or taking an escalator from the San Niccolò neighborhood.
The piazzale was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi in the late 19th century and is dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti, the famous Italian artist who lived in Florence during the Renaissance period.
Enjoy stunning views of the city, including the iconic red roofs of Florence's historic center, the Arno River, and the rolling hills beyond. The square is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features a bronze replica of Michelangelo's famous David statue.
At sunset, the piazzale is especially magical, with the sun casting a golden glow over the city.