View of the Ponte Vecchio
Another view of the Duomo
The terrace, Arno and Ponte Vecchio
Piazzale Michelangelo was designed in 1869, and has copies of Michelangelo’s famous status, including a copy of David. The views here are breathtaking. You can see that Florence is a relatively small city with the Tuscan countryside not too far in the distance.
I spent a couple of hours taking in the scenery. I must have 50 pictures of the Duomo by now, but none of them seem to actually capture the beauty and presence of it. Just outside the city limits, the beautiful Tuscan countryside is laid out like a dream. Vineyards, villas, and olive groves! A picture might be worth a thousand words, but that’s not enough to describe this place. It’s a real experience!