One place of attraction just a little off the others is Piazzale Michelangelo. With strong legs, you can still walk to the Piazzale Michelangelo but we rather take the public transport. Bus no 13 waits for passengers outside SM Novella train station in-front of the Burger King outlet. You’ll need to buy the bus tickets beforehand and you can get it inside the train station at the tobacco shop. A bus ticket cost €1.20. You’ll need 2 for your to-and-fro journey. The bus departs every 10-15 minutes.
Piazzale Michelangelo is a large square filled with tourists and vendors. It is one of the best and most famous lookouts for a stunning panoramic view of Florence day or night. Here you’ll find a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David. Otherwise, most of Piazzale Michelangelo is just a parking lot.
Panoramic view of Florence. Santa Maria Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and river Arno as seen from Piazzale Michelangelo.
Route map of bus no. 13. Starting from SM Novella train station and terminates at Piazzale Michelangelo.
The return journey of Bus no. 13. You may want to get off at stop 15, (Sant’Onofrio) and take a casual 15 minutes walk to Ponte Vecchio.
A closer view of the dome of Santa Maria Cathedral.
And a closer view of Ponte Vecchio.
A view of the hills towards your left at Piazzale Michelangelo.
Wall guarding the ‘old town’ on the hill-side.
Restaurant in-front of the car park at Piazzale Michelangelo. Bus no. 13 from SM Novella terminates here.
A statue of ‘David’ can also be found here.
At the car park, a Ferrari for ‘test drive’ at about €200 for 45 minutes.
The interior of the Ferrari.
About the only thing we can afford of a Ferrari. A phone cover bought in our home country.
sampaisudah.com enjoyed the views at Piazzale Michelangelo.