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Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 43° 45.789 E 011° 15.907
32T E 682326 N 4848060
Quick Description: A magnificent panoramic view of Florence.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 8:03:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMC623
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member tozainamboku
Views: 34

Long Description:
Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence, Italy and is a popular tourist destination in the Oltrarno district of the city. The view from this most famous observation point of the city landscape has been reproduced in countless postcards and snapshots over the years.

It was built in 1869 and designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the historic center, on completion of retraining of the left bank of the shore. From that fact, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called rehabilitation, or the rebirth of the city middle class: they were created lungarni; on the right bank, instead of the fourteenth-century walls were open the avenues of the ring of a boulevard, on the left bank was traced, wind on the hill of San Miniato, the Viale dei Colli, a street tree overview 8 kilometers long, at whose climax the square was built as a terrace with a panoramic view inside the city. The chronicle of the early construction of the company has been described in detail by the Italian journalist Peter Ferrigno (known under the name of Yorick) that does not fail to report as a part of Florence is dispiacesse "for the excessive spending of the construction.
City Name: Florence

View Type: Over Land

Location Type: Natural High-Point

City Lights: yes

Terrain:

Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Distance: Not listed

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