In the evening, we were heading toward Piazzale Michelangelo. It would be a great place for night photography. JJ was excited.
I would say it was a 30 minute walk from Piazza della Signoria. I was expecting the place to be tranquil because it is away from the city centre. I couldn’t be more wrong. There were a lot of tourists here to see the panoramic view of Florence. The viewpoint isn’t big, so you have to wait for your turn to take pictures (stick around until someone leaves the spot). Most guidebooks probably won’t tell you that Florence is overrun by tourists. Rick Steves did mention Florence is touristy on his website but he didn’t elaborate. I really imagined Florence would be like those quaint small towns in Spain such as Figueres (Dali’s hometown). It turned out to be anything but quaint.