Last night we drove into Florence to watch the sunset and see the city lights. We parked at the Piazzale Michelangelo, a square on a hill above the Arno River, overlooking Florence. As the sun began to set, we watched the sky fade, the hills beyond the city darken, and the twinkling lights surrounding the Duomo and towers appear.
The square is a large parking area with a bronze replica of Michelangelo’s David, vendors and a promenade to walk along and view the skyline. Across from the square is La Loggia, a restaurant, originally intended as a Michelangelo museum.
By day the views of the Duomo, Palazzo Della Uffizi and skyline are breathtaking. At night they are stunning.