Florence and its natural charm, its precious artistic legacy, and the magical aura surrounding it all year long, make it extremely easy to take home with us beautiful memories. However, we all like to secure those mental memories with visual evidence that will help us recreate the lived moments over and over again. For such reason, here you have the top places from which to take some of the best pictures of Florence.
Piazzale Michelangelo is one of them. After a nice hike up through San Niccolo, the panorama is absolutely stunning. Beautiful hillside Fiesole, colourful and perfectly arranged fields reaching magical river Arno and the matchless skyline conformed by the bell tower of Santa Croce, Il Duomo, Il Campanile, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) speak for themselves.
Continuing the promenade slightly higher up we reach San Miniato al Monte with panoramic views that will inevitably get stuck in our retina. The panorama at dusk turns into a magical experience that, if you’re lucky, will be accompanied by the sound of the chants of the Monks of the church of San Miniato. A well of peace and tranquillity surrounded by the most spectacular picture.
If there is an outstanding construction among Florence skyline that is, with no doubt, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, commonly known as the Duomo. Climbing up the 463 steps that lead to the top of Brunelleschi’s dome will result in a stunning 360º view of everything surrounding Tuscany’s capital.
Last, but not least, we are faced with beautiful hillside village Fiesole surrounded by the colourful Tuscan countryside. A lovely town full of charm that, given its privileged location, offers one of the best views of Florence in its complex. An Etruscan jewel where one may find the best luxury hotel in Florence, Il Salviatino, from which to immortalise the unforgettable moments that one will surely enjoy there.