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Piazzale Michelangelo


Built in honor of the Renaissance master, it offers a unique view over the city

A favorite spot to admire the view over the whole city and the Arno, Piazzale Michelangelo was built by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, in 1869 when Florence was the capital of Italy. The square was named in honor of the Renaissance master and was to become a monument to Michelangelo with the loggia intended to bring all the statues of the great artist in Florence together in one single museum. At the center of the Piazzale, there is a copy of Michelangelo's David gazing towards the hills, beyond the city limits, along with copies of the four allegories of the Medici chapels of San Lorenzo.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

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