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Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 222 Attractions in Florence
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Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While this is a stop all travellers to Florence should make, it is crowded and full of souvenir stands and cars. Keep going up the hill to the church the view is better and quieter.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view - do it late in the day or early in the morning to get a beautiful light (if photographing).

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Place scattered with rubbish and small shop set-ups that messes up the piazzale. Otherwise a good view. Alternatively, could get better view from the church above the piazzale.

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Worcester, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is THE place to get panoramic views of Florence. I highly recommend getting there early for the sunset as there are flocks of tourists wanting to get the perfect photo. Also, be warned, the climb is pretty steep so either take the number 12 bus or get a taxi if you don't want to get hot and sweaty. There... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great sunset....hike was worth the walk up the stairs. Take the bus back down to town :). There are a couple of bars overlooking Florence...have an aperol spritz

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Awesome view worth the hike up both daylight and night time, don't miss it best part of Florence !!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is the classic view of the city. The David needs some renovation work and it is slightly crowded, but it is worth the walk up some stairs to see the view (after visiting the Amalfi coast, these stairs seem like nothing).

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Sharon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The Piazzale is the place to visit if for a panoramic view of the city of Florence. You will find it on the south side of the Arno River and will have a great vantage point to photograph the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. There is a copy of Michelangelo's David at this popular tourist attraction.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The best view of the city. I'd recommend evening, b/c the sun casts a nice golden color over the whole beautiful town. Ugh just thinking about the view from the Piazzale is making me want to go back to Florence so much. One thing to note: the views from the walk are also amazing, so take the stroll from the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you come to Florence, you have to go to Piazza Michelangelo. The View of the city of Florence is Incredible. We went during the day and there were 4 wedding party's taking Photos. There's not much to do there but buy some souvenirs take many Photos and maybe a bite to eat. It's strictly tourist food so don't expect... More

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