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Piazzale Michelangelo

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"The last stop before an authentic sit down dinner is at Florence’s most picturesque location with a panoramic view of the city. It’s an uphill walk, but you can also take buses, a taxi from the stand at Santa Croce or call a taxi at 055-4242 or 055-4390. It's really worth it to see the unforgettable colored sky at sunset. If you decide to walk to Piazzale Michelangelo across Ponte alle Grazie, stop for a photo op along the bridge using the Ponte Vecchio as a backdrop. However, If you've run out of time for Piazzale Michelangelo before dinner, you can also watch the sunset from one of the bridges across the Arno, but it's really not the same as Piazzale Michelangelo. "
"This can get a little touristy, but you need to see the view from here. It's a must when you're in Florence. It's a very popular spot to watch the sunset over the Arno. Keep going up the hill along the road and you'll continue to be treated to amazing views. In the summer there are sometimes small bars that open up here so you can grab a drink. You're also welcome to bring your own wine to watch the sunset."
"Piazzale Michelangelo is a stunning panoramic viewpoint, located just across the Arno River, with breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding Tuscan hills. It is home to a bronze replica of Michelangelo's David and offers an unparalleled vista of Florence's historic skyline, including iconic landmarks such as the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), the Ponte Vecchio, and the Arno River. "

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