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Beautiful Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo

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One of the best views of Florence can be enjoyed from the Piazzale Michelangelo, a short walk across the Arno River from downtown Florence. For a fun afternoon head to the square and enjoy an enchanting panorama of the city, followed by a relaxing al fresco lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. You can continue taking in the beautiful view from an outdoor patio while enjoying a plate of fresh pasta and a glass of rich wine.

The Piazzale Michelangelo is also worth a visit at night to get a very different view of Florence. The lights of the Duomo and the buildings surrounding it make for a magical nighttime scene.

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by Joan Wharton
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