Renowned for its panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley, this terrace is a popular spot with locals and tourists. ... More
Renowned for its panoramic views of Florence and the Arno valley, this terrace is a popular spot with locals and tourists. Created as part of major restructuring of the city walls, Giuseppe Poggi's sumptuous terrace is typically 19th century. In 1871, Poggi designed a monument base dedicated to Michelangelo. The monument itself was to be composed of copies of Michelangelo's works, including David and the Medici chapel sculptures from San Lorenzo. When the terrace was finished, Poggi designed the hillside building, now a restaurant, as a museum for Michelangelo's works.
second trip to italy . we went to rome for a couple of days , crowds ! ( tom and katie got married the day before ..florence was great very busy city . great food , sites , museums . shopping very good ( ties , scarves,leather bags ) exchange rate U.S.vs euro not great ..nice weather in Nov. (thanksgiving week) went to bologna,pisa ( tower only thing to see )modena (ferrari factory - bella macchina).. can i live here ,please ?
I`ve been in Florence once, and believe for a first time in my life I liked to stay there forever. All that beautiful scluptures, Michelangello`s statue of David, all that bridges...However people live in bridges, cause they seems to some kind of buildings Florence is the source of Italy, in many ways:in culture,wealthy, all historical happenings started from here.City of renesane, center of Europe.
Anyone who goes to Florence must stand on this bridge, during the day its a mass of people all josling for a space, trying to reach the windows of the jewellery shops!
So go at night when the music is playing, a different person each night, people just sitting talking and enjoying themselves! It costs nothing, well only if you want to by a cd!
See it when the moon is out, will say no more just go and enjoy.
Piazza Michelangelo at sunset is absoulutely beautiful. Sitting on the steps, you have a panoramic view of Florence, enveloped in pinks, purples, and oranges. You're not bothered so much by vendors, but they are there if you should want to buy some paintings. Buy a gelato or take a picnic supper, and it's a free to cheap way to spend a delightful evening.
After reaching the Piazzale, keep climbing to the church at the top of the hill: San Miniato al Monte. The church is lovely, but you also get the fabulous view in much more peaceful surroundings. (I actually hope that not many of you take my advice, because the lack of crowds at the top made it most special.) On the way down the hill, stop for wine at Fuori Porta.
Piazzale Michelangelo is the most panoramic and amazing place to visit in Florence. Overlooking the Arno, the city and the rolling hills of Tuscany, this site is great for everyone. I recommend walking up to Piazzale Michelangelo from Porta Romana. It is truly an experience! The walk itself is amazing and definitely worth the time and energy! You can also get there from the number 12 or 13 bus. It is most beautiful to visit in Fall when the leaves are changing colors and the weather is still nice. Be sure to bring your camera and take in every minute of your experience in this peaceful place.
The Giardino dell'Iris is a botanical garden that specializes in the beautiful Iris flower species, which is the symbol of
Florence. The garden has been open to the public since 1954 and is owned by the Società Italiana dell'Iris. ...
Both architecturally and artistically unique, this monastery commissioned in 1342 by Niccolò Acciaioli, viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples, was
originally home to Carthusian monks. Today Cistercian monks give visitors a guided tour of the complex's treasures. The tour ...
Halfway through the 15th Century Luca Pitti entrusted Brunelleschi with a large building project in the Boboli hills. Work began
in 1457 but was only completed after the middle of the 16th Century by the Medici who brought it ...
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