The square is on the hill, and there is a sculpture of David on the south side of the square that is very conspicuous. You can see it from a distance below the hill. Many tourists come here to see the city of Florence. You can overlook the church and other buildings.
Speaking of Florence, although Xu Zhimo once gave it a noble and glamorous name: Emerald, under the shining of golden sunlight, the entire city is covered by orange-yellow roof tiles, lying lazily in the emerald green of the mountains. In it, a blue ribbon called the Arno River divides it into two parts. This is a city where Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, etc. have all lived here. It is a city closely connected with the Renaissance. I believe that all Chinese students, the first time they came into contact with Western history is the Renaissance, and a few years later, they can witness the original prints in the textbooks and walk around the cities where the masters lived. It really makes people feel happy. The buildings in Florence are close to each other, leaving only a narrow road for people to walk through, and these small roads unknowingly lead visitors to the wide square and church. 1️⃣Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore has the same beauty as her name. She is a rare colored church in Europe. The dome designed by Brunelleschi later became the prototype of the dome of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. It is the fourth largest Catholic church in the world. It is not only large in scale, but more importantly, it is a representative building of the entire early Renaissance. The exquisite facade of the church has a typical 19th-century Gothic Revival style. The complex geometric shapes of white, pink and dark green make people feel the inner sense of order while dazzling. The church is free to visit, but we had a long queue in front of that day. In order to save our travel time, we did not choose to go in and see. Interested friends can still go inside if they have the opportunity. 2️⃣Old Bridge I saw the Ponte Vecchio at a glance along the Arno River. The most famous and oldest bridge on the Arno River connects the north and south banks of Florence, and has witnessed the prosperity and decline of the entire city of Florence. It was built in the Middle Ages, and it has survived the baptism of war and floods and has always remained standing, becoming the only place for travelers to visit Florence. Today the Ponte Vecchio is the most famous gathering place for gold jewelry shops in Florence, and almost all of them are hand-made by the front shop and the back factory. Legend has it that the old bridge was the place where Dante and his wife met, so there are still many lovers on the railings of the bridge, locking concentric locks to show their true love. 3️⃣Michelangelo Square Fortunately, it takes about half an hour to walk from the old bridge to Michelangelo square. The square is on the high ground at the southern end of downtown Florence. Standing on the square, you can overlook the panoramic view of Florence. You can see the mountains in the distance of Tuscany. Accompanied by the Arno River, it is a picture of the green landscape. Of course , Palazzo Vecchio, the Cathedral and the New Cross Church, the whole sum is a unique and perfect picture. Here you can see Florence, and even in my opinion, the most beautiful sunset in Italy.