Piazza Michelangelo, Florence
Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo is the most famous scenic viewpoint of Florence , where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. It was established in 1869 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill , located just south of the historic center.. Panorama view from the square, embraces the heart of Florence - the fortress of Forte Belvedere to the church of Santa Croce, including embankments along the River Arno and a series of Florentine bridges in the first place - the famous Ponte Vecchio. Against this background, stand out of the building of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore , the Palazzo Vecchio , the Palace of the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Abbey of Florence , as well as see the hills to the north of the city , which stretched Fiesole and Settignano.. In the center of the square is a copy of the famous statue of " David" by Michelangelo , and his foot on the perimeter housed four more copies of famous sculptures of the artist - an allegory of the seasons of the Medici Chapel in the church of San Lorenzo..