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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

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Contact: +39 055 290 832(Tourist Information)
Open Hours: Open 24 hrs
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.