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Piazzale Michelangelo

Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 223 Attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of Florence. The square is decorated with copies of Michelangelo's sculptures, but it's the view people come here to see.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We have visited Piazzale Michelangelo a couple of times now during visits to Florence. It affords a wonderful across Florence so if you are wanting to get some good photo images this is the place to visit. I must add that the Piazzale can be quite crowded at times as many tourist buses come here. Certain times in the day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We went in July to Florence and it was so crowded! I knew it would be but I had no idea just how crowded it would be. We tried to go see the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio but we couldn't find parking anywhere! Finally on our way back out of Florence we decided to stop here. The view is amazing... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Full of tourists yes, but views over Florence are superb and worth it. Walk back into city and see more of Florence than by bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Take the train 12 or 13 from Santa Maria Novella and arrive there easily! Wonderful landscape where you can see all Firenze... You can go also crossing Ponte Vecchia and following Rio Arno till a big stairs!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The view is worth it, but the Piazzale itself was disappointing- basically a big car park with lots of hawkers. The statue steps had weeds growing between them and the statue itself looked dirty and unloved. We biked up to the Piazzale, so the downhill on the way back was fun.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Piazza is the best free viewpoint where visitors without cars can get to see the whole of Florence. Well worth the 2km walk from the centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walked up here from the centre of Florence, well worth the effort. Fantastic views and best enjoyed with a panini and beer (bought from the city, not the piazza).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

On a sunny day with clear skies this is the perfect place to perch on the steps and put colour pencil to paper. Nice atmosphere with families and their kids, couples in love, friends of all ages and solo travellers against a backdrop of aromas of fast food and free music from street singers. A must visit for all! The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for a view over the whole of Florence. Lots of people and, the day we went, enthusiasts had old Ferraris there. Lots of hawkers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped on our way out of town and enjoy the views. A great spot to take a quick family photo. On a clear day you can see the entire town of Florence. There was a huge place to park and even a food truck for a quick bite to eat.

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