At the top of the list is Piazzale Michelangelo on the left bank of the Arno River atop a hill. Walk from the city centre, or take the 12 or 13 buses. This is the most well-known lookout point in the city, and for good reason—the views are superb, the atmosphere is romantic and artists often play guitar and sing romantic songs nearby. As an extra bonus, try La Loggia, where you can eat or simply have a cocktail while viewing the beauty of Florence.
Although the Boboli Garden is the more popular tourist destination, if you are looking for a place to admire the best panorama over Florence, choose Giardino Bardini. This spectacular spot is only a 10-minute walk from Ponte Vecchio and offers terrific views over the city, as well as a large collection of flowers, including magnificent wisteria.
Giardino Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2, Florence, Italy, +39 055 200 66 206
This small hidden garden is just below the crowded Piazzale Michelangelo. It is frequented only by curious travelers and Florentines looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful location. Entry to the garden is free, so if you want spend some time surrounded only by perfumed flowers and plants while admiring the panorama over Florence, there is no better place for you than this giardino.