The rolling hills and interesting vegetation to the south of Florence (Firenza) can be enjoyed from the hilltop near Piazzale Michelangelo. The district around Michelangelo Plaza features some less known, but very enjoyable attractions. The Piazzale Michelangelo is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Florence Italy. Perched high on a hillside overlooking the city, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence's skyline. A replica of Michelangelo's Statue of David stands in the centre of the plaza. A number of other attractions can be found in the Piazzale Michelangelo District. Just a short walk uphill is the spectacular Romaneque San Miniato Church. An equally short walk down the hill leads to another piazza with a lovely restaurant. Further down, on the route back to central Florence, is a very pretty rose garden. Michelangelo large square, thanks to its beautifulst panorama, is one of the main goals for the visitors. The Michelangelo Large square has been realized in 1875 and in the center of the large square we find the monument to Michelangelo of 1871 on base in marble designed from Giuseppe Poggi. In the corner between the tree-lined avenue and the Michelangelo large square we find the entrance of the garden of the Iris (visitabile in the month of May) where we find beyond 2500 types of this flower, symbol of Florence. Little far away we find also the entrance of the Garden of the Roses that contains one rich collection of these flowers.
Map and direction informations from "Hotel Pendini" to "Piazzale Michelangelo"
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