Dedicate the last day of the journey to admire Florence from above. Start with a visit to the Boboli Gardens, which arereachable with an assisstant. The floor is earth and gravel, and the route is almost always on an incline. Access is through the exit of the garden (on the left side of the courtyard, before the book shop) and then going up the large uphill lane to the bottom of the garden.
The route can be followed, from the left side, first flat and then downhill along the wider lanes, to the large pool with Neptune, in the lower part of the garden, towards the porta Romana exit. To get to the pool from the side street, there is a rounded step of about 6cm that can be passed with assistance.
The most exceptional view that you can have in Florence is from Piazzale Michelangelo. An exciting view which all can enjoy. You can arrive at the Piazzale Michelangelo by car, and from here you can follow the panoramic path: the pavement is connected on the most extreme sides, on the left and the right of Florence’s terrazzo.
Walking along the panoramic terrazzo, you can look out onto both streets that go down to the river Arno and the access point on the stairs, open for a view onto the city. By car you can go down onto the terrazzo, where you can take a break in the large open space, immediately past the piazza in the direction of Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, on Via Poggi.
Returning above the Piazzale and following the street that leads to the basilica of San Miniato al Monte, after around 100 metres you will find public access toilets. On foot, you can cross the road at the zebra crossing where the pavement is connected, and on the left side you will find a toilet facility.
From the Piazzale, with car, you can arrive in the basilica of San Miniato and at the cemetery: caraccess is available to those with mobility difficulties on request. The cemetery of Porte Sante is accessible, by car too, along the tiled driveway but with steep ramps. Arriving in the square in front with the car (only to go up and down), it is possible to access the basilica of San Miniato al Monte with a ramp with slope that leads to the churchyard. From here, it is possible to enter the church through a mobile platform, which can only be used on the floor. From the Piazzale opposite the basilica, following a short gravel track, it is possible to enjoy a splendid view of Florence.
The basilica appears to have been constructed in the place where San Miniato died in the 1300 and where his relics were found. The façade is a fantastic example of roman Florentine architecture. The monumental cemetery at the Porte Sante dates back to 1848. Notable people have been buried here: writers, politicians, fashion designers, musicians, scholars, such as Carlo Collodi, Odoardo Spadaro and Vasco Pratolini.