Florence Cityscape

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The brick-red tegole almost act as a glue connecting all the masterpieces that make Florence's cityscape something in which to get lost. You'll see The Duomo stand out first, followed by The Campanile and The Baptistery. If you stare into the streets, you'll see impeccably dressed Italian mothers in the latest designer clothing, running errands and chasing after their children who are playing in the piazzas. Enjoy the view of our #47 AbsoluteVisit.
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The Ponte Vecchio
#1 Florence Cityscape Photo - Will Crowthers
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Florence - City of the Renaissance
#2 Florence Cityscape Photo - Karen Powers
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The Bridges of Florence
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Dusk Upon Firenze
#4 Florence Cityscape Photo - Will Crowthers
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Never-ending Bridges above The Arno
#5 Florence Cityscape Photo - Will Crowthers
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Il Duomo and Tower
#6 Florence Cityscape Photo - Will Crowthers
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Florence's Famous Rooftops
#7 Florence Cityscape Photo - Will Crowthers
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Classic Florence Cityscape
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There are many beautiful things in Florence which is why it is consistently recognized as one of the most stunning and charming cities in the world. What's not to love about cobblestone streets, 500 year old buildings, 300 year old statues that adorn classical European piazza's, and of course, art surrounding you at all times. However, there is one piece of beauty that always sticks out and that is the magnificent and rare view of Florence from the nearby hillsides.

There are several great locations to take in the view of this postcard-quality city which hugs the Arno River. Which one is your favorite is up to you. Is it the river that does not separate the city, but instead acts as its main artery? Is it the several hundred year-old bridges that seem to never end as they shrink into the distance? Is it the incredible sunsets that seem to perfectly sit on top of the hills surrounding Florence? Is it the red-roofed buildings that have brought flocks of tourist for decades?

Oftentimes, the answer is different each time you visit and is certainly different for each person. So, check it out for yourself and let us know what you think! What made you fall in love with Florence's Cityscape?

 

Quick Facts & History

  • Also known as Piazza de Michelangelo, this sightseeing peak in the city of Florence, Italy was originally designed to be a monument base dedicated to Michelangelo.
  • Originally the monument was meant to house copies of some of Michelangelos most famous works, including a bronze copy of his famous work David. It took nine pairs of oxen to bring the models up to the monument. Now these models can be found in other locations throughout Florence.
  • The hillside building at this spectacular sight can now be found as a restaurant, but was originally meant to be a museum for Michelangelos works.
 

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The Ponte Vecchio
Ranked #1 by Will Crowthers
Florence - City of the Renaissance
Ranked #2 by Karen Powers
The Bridges of Florence
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Dusk Upon Firenze
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Never-ending Bridges above The Arno
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Il Duomo and Tower
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Florence's Famous Rooftops
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Classic Florence Cityscape
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This continues to be one of my very favorite places in Florence, and something you shouldn’t miss. Just about any time of the year, there is something to see there, and the changing seasons are wonderful to behold here....  read more
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Submitted On: May 19, 2012
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