Top 5 Views in Florence

By Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012

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Florence is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its bridges, palaces, and churches can all inspire the feeling of being inside a post card. Here are five places where you can find the typical, and not so typical post-card views when you visit this magnificent city in Italy.

1. Piazzale Michelangelo. The best known and most obvious place to get a wonderful panoramic view across Florence and to the hills beyond. The square was constructed in the mid 19th century in homage to Michelangelo with copies of his famous David and Medici Chapel sculptures. This is the sight you see on postcards of Florence, and it’s particularly popular at sunset. Head there by car of by climbing the stairs from Piazza Poggi, named after the square’s designer.

Learn more about the influence of Michelangelo in Florence.

2. Uffizi rooftop. Not a huge view but I love it because it gets you so close to the top of the Palazzo Vecchio and you can really see the painted crests and the brickwork of the tower. You also get a nice view of the red tiled rooftops – which I always love – and the Duomo and Il Campanile.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Florence Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Florence.

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