Perched high above the city is Piazzale Michelangelo, an amazing lookout point over Florence. If you are looking to get that perfect shot of Florence I highly suggest hopping on the 12 or 13 bus (or one of those big city tour buses) and checking it out. At sunrise or sunset the sky is gorgeous. The morning can be particularly beautiful before the groups of tourists arrive.
This is where our talented friend Mollie took our maternity photos over a year ago -- time flies!