Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

April 2016

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.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Panoramic view of Florence. Santa Maria Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and river Arno as seen from Piazzale Michelangelo.

Bus to Piazzale Michelangelo

Route map of bus no. 13. Starting from SM Novella train station and terminates at Piazzale Michelangelo.

Bus to 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.

Piazzale Michelangelo

A closer view of the dome of Santa Maria Cathedral.

Piazzale Michelangelo

And a closer view of Ponte Vecchio.

Piazzale Michelangelo

A view of the hills towards your left at Piazzale Michelangelo.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Wall guarding the ‘old town’ on the hill-side.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Restaurant in-front of the car park at Piazzale Michelangelo. Bus no. 13 from SM Novella terminates here.

Piazzale Michelangelo

A statue of ‘David’ can also be found here.

Piazzale Michelangelo

At the car park, a Ferrari for ‘test drive’ at about €200 for 45 minutes.

Piazzale Michelangelo

The interior of the Ferrari.

Piazzale Michelangelo

About the only thing we can afford of a Ferrari. A phone cover bought in our home country.

Piazzale Michelangelo

sampaisudah.com enjoyed the views at Piazzale Michelangelo.

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