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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Arcetri, Italy, Europe: Looking out over Florence and the Tuscan countryside from the park at the Piazzale Michelangelo.
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For a stunning view of Florence, head up to Piazzale Michelangelo, a panoramic viewing platform that perches above the south bank of the Arno. The huge square, dominated by a copy of Michelangelo's David, is usually crowded with tour groups, buses, and smiling tourists having their picture taken against the spectacular backdrop of the city. But it's worth braving the milling crowds for the stunning, iconic view, especially on a clear day.

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