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Piazzale Michelangelo

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  • Day3

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    May 28, 2017 in Italy

    Up on a hill South of the Arno river, you can catch some of the best panoramic views of Florence for free!

    This plaza was constructed in 1869 (when Florence was the capital of Italy!), and is dedicated to the renaissance sculptor Michealangelo. Replicas of his more famous works (including the David) can be found at the summit.

  • Day4

    Florence

    July 26, 2017 in Italy

    Florence is beautiful. The place we're staying in is a building erected in the 12th century, and has a lot of character. While the hostess explained how to run the A/C and operate the locks (in Italian), I read the poorly translated sign and failed to make any sense of it, other than getting a sense of alarm. Laura and I had a good laugh after reading the Italian version, basically saying don't use the a/c and water heater at the same time or it would blow the fuse.

    We went out for dinner and drinks at one of the places Laura's friend Monia recommended, where Laura got along famously with the wait staff. I, on the otherhand, had my glass of wine taken from me (it was meant for another table). We had the bistecca alla fiorentina (T bone the size of my head) and a truffle pasta that was phenomenal. After dinner, we had a quick apéritif and some grappa at a nearby bar.

    Next morning, hit Florence and saw the major landmarks. The piazzale Michaelangelo offered the best view of the city.
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  • Day8

    Florenz III

    April 17 in Italy

    Nach dem Frühstück ging es nomml kurz in die Altstadt zum Dom. Da wir gestern keine Lust hatten, uns bei praller Sonne und Hitze in die riesige Schlange anzustellen und heute auch nicht, haben wir uns schlicht und ergreifend vor einer Schulklasse reingedrängelt und gedacht, denen ist eh Wurscht und stört nicht.
    Der Dom war innen recht schlicht eingerichtet, hübsche Kuppel und als viertgrößte Kirche Europas auch entsprechend dimensioniert, 3h hätten wir uns dafür aber nicht anstellen wollen. Also alles richtig gemacht mit der Vordrängelei.
    Danach gings dann noch zum Piazzole Michelangelo um das Panorame über die ganze Stadt zu sehen. Sehr schön, überraschend wenig überlaufen und dank wieder besten Wetter auch weite Sicht gehabt.
    Danach ging‘s dann auf gen Norden Richtung Heimat.
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  • Day2

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    May 25, 2015 in Italy

    Then we went on walking through town, had a snack in a cute little restaurant (of which I don't have a picture, what a pity!) until we got to river Arno and got some nice views. We went to the famous Ponte Vecchio, which was just so full of people, we could not really enjoy it. The city was so full of people everwhere, that sometimes it felt more like stress than a relaxed stroll. It was time for us to leave the city center and make our way up to Piazzale Michelangelo. From there we got a really nice view over the city and there were much lesser people around, or at least it was not as crowded is before.

    From the Piazzale we went further up the hill to Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. From there we had an ever better view over town and again, there were much lesser people. We took a little break in the sun, and then walked around the cemetery of Florence (Cimitero Delle Porte Sante), which was very interesting.
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  • Day9

    Piazzale Michelangelo

    July 13, 2017 in Italy

    During the late afternoon, we all had short naps. We have two special dinner reservations coming up on Friday and Saturday, so we decided to stay in for supper. Brad made us seafood stew (well, we bought it and Brad heated it up) accompanied by slices of this morning's fresh loaf of bread. Evan and Brad enjoyed a quick stint on the patio before we had to catch the bus up to Piazzale Michelangelo.

    The jam packed bus took us up a winding hill where we were told by Giorgio there's a great view at sunset. He was not mistaken! We arrived as the sun was beginning to set and the view of Florence and the Arno River. We camped out and admired the view for quite awhile - Florence is so beautiful! Evan took a ton of pictures as well.

    Finally we decided to start our half hour walk home. We got to see a lot of the city and the beginnings of the nightlife. We passed so many delicious smelling restaurants! We even passed a man made beach where they've set up a bar and restaurant for the summer.

    Our next two days are fairly low key, but once Sunday hits we are very busy. For now, though, we are all looking forward to seeing more of Firenze!
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  • Day2

    Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo

    October 10, 2017 in Italy

    Place de l'autre coté du fleuve, en hauteur.

    très belle vue sur florence, ça vaut la peine de monter la haut mais pas besoin d"y rester des heures. La encore une reproduction du David.
    En montant un peu plus haut on peut également voir une eglise et un cimetierre avec une autre jolie vue.

  • Day4

    Piazzale Michelangelo I

    June 6, 2015 in Italy

    Die Piazzale Michelangelo war für mich eines der absoluten Highlights. Es war zwar saumäßig heiß in der brütenden Sonne, aber die Aussicht war gigantisch! Ich bereue es etwas, den Anblick nachts nicht noch einmal genossen zu haben, aber bei einem erneuten Florenzbesuch ist dies ein Muss!

    Die Piazzale ist gleichzeitig anscheinen auch ein Parkplatz und es es gab für Touristen auch Stände mit Andenken, Essen und Trinken.Read more

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