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Piazzale Michelangelo: the viewpoint of Florence

Piazzale Michelangelo is together with the Forte di Belvedere, the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and the hill of Fiesole, one of the privileged viewpoints over Florence. The Piazzale designed in 1860 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi, is located on a hill south of the Arno and the historic center of Florence. This belvedere was built in 1865, at ...

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Ponte Vecchio: the most famous bridge in Florence

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence, its origin dates back to Roman times. But it was repeatedly damaged by the floods of the Arno. Following this it was rebuilt several times. The structure crosses the river at its narrowest point and is today one of the symbols of the city of Florence. In medieval times it was ...

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The climate of Florence: when to go to Florence

The city of Florence has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, damp winters. The climate of Florence is influenced by its location in a valley at the foot of the Apennines to the north and surrounded by the hills of Chianti to the south. Summers are very hot with average maximum temperatures of over 30 ° ...

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