Piazzale Michelangelo

The Piazzale Michelangelo is a pleasant if steep walk on the other side of the Arno river with views of Florence and beyond.

This is another spot I remember from my last visit here in 1983and came back to for the beautiful views. There are three main routes you can walk up. We took the steeper, more direct route up. It began by following the Arno River, where we got some nice views of the Ponte Vecchio. 

At the base of the stairs was an interesting grotto. I want one at home now, but have not place to put one!

Once at the top you can see for quite a ways in any direction. 

You can also see Michelangelo’s David. There’s a copy here. (There’s a copy in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in town too.)

There was a small classic car show going on when we arrived. That was fun. We liked the cute little cars, old and new.

More views from the piazzale. 

On our way back we took the longer, less steep Viale Michelangiolo, became we wanted more of a walk. And by the time we got back into town, we really wanted a beer! It was an easy walk, just long. And we had a hard time finding the beer. 

street view from the road to the Piazzale