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Michelangelo Square

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Built in 1869, Michelangelo Square is a large squareatop a hill is the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence's skyline and the surrounding rolling hills. Despite being a little bit far from the historic centre, on the other side of the Arno River, Michelangelo Square is one of the most popular sites in the city.
 
Michelangelo Square is dedicated to Michelangelo Buonarroti, the most famous Renaissance artist in Florence: at the centre of the square stands a bronze replica of his masterpiece, the "David" (the original marble statue can be seen in the Galleria dell'Accademia).
 
The monumental terrace offers terrific picture opportunity, as you can admire the Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral's Dome and many other attractions of Florence.