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Piazzale Michelangelo: a view of Florence that you never forget

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Piazzale Michelangelo, the most amazing view of Florence

During the “risanamento” Florence has been totally redesigned by the architect Giuseppe Poggi in 1865. In order to complete this opera, very expensive for that time, the architect also designed this big square entitled to Michelagelo Buonarroti.

Today you can access it  by a long stair linking a street not far from Ponte Vecchio or by a 8km long street, the Piazzale being in the middle of the street.david florence

This beautiful Square is completed with a neoclassical Loggia that today hosts a panoramic restaurant and a copy of the famous David of Michelangelo. A must see.

From this high position you can see all Florence beneath you and find all the major points of interest. Taking a picture with Florence in the background surely is something to do here.

wall of florenceFrom there you can also see Fiesole and Settignano, two small very nice towns on top of the hill in front of you.

Fiesole is particularly famous and called “Mother of Florence” because it was populated by the Etruscans before Florence was conquered by the Romans, who, once beaten the Etruscans, started to build the city of Florence where the Etruscans had the port of  Fiesole: around what we now call Ponte Vecchio.

Orientative transfer Florence
A transfer of 1,30hrs in Florence to discover in advance the city places with driver assistance included a visit to Michelangelo Square
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Private authorized guide of Florence
The best way to discover all the secrets of Florence. A local licensed guide for a private tour of Florence, by car, by foot or by bycicle...enjoy it.
All in Florence is at walking distance, chose the car just if you really need.
Visit to the small towns of this amazing wine region in Tuscany: Castellina, Radda, Greve and others. All the towns are located in an area of around 60km and you can decide during the trip where you need be directed and what is better to see. During the trip we will pass through the wine road of Chianti, where the most important wine brands have cellars and hold winetasting sessions. You will be able to choose among different kinds of wine tasting and cellars suitable to your interests, from antinori winery to minor yet absolutely good producers.