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Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 224 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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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Amazing view, definitely worth the trip! Especially if the weather is good! Sunset view, especially, was spectacular photo spot!

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Bahamas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Full of art tourists; due to demand it is so hard to get in even if you do have reserved tickets or a Firenze card. David is beautiful & i am glad a went... but wow what a queue

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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A stiff walk up the staircase (although I later found out there was a bus!) with a postcard panorama of Florence. To me the best part was that it was the only time I was in Florence that I was not struggling through crowds of tour groups. Nice to have a little peace.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must see if you are visiting Florence. The panoramic views across the city are breathtaking. Beware it is busy (especially at sunset). Not much else there but it is well worth the trek up there.

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in NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A bit of a walk...pace yourself and turn around to admired the views as you ascend to the Piazzale. The river ribboned in front of you, the city and landmarks spread out to the north and the green and peaceful landscape to the south, this is a delightful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the walk if you have the time and the weather is good. The views are incredible! If you are short on time however, I would probably skip it, as there are so many things to do and see in Florence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Piazzale Michelangelo is on a hill that overlooks Florence. A lot of the photos of Florence are taken from this location. Sunset view can be spectacular and a photographer's joy. You can see Florence with the backdrop of sunset. Getting there is also very easy as there are a couple of bus routes that one can take from the city... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Just enjoy seeing the architecture. Hanging out and enjoying street food and wine. Lots of vendors and trinket shops in the area.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Florence during the Gelato Festival. The Festival was crowded and but fun and most importantly the views from the Piazzale are magnificent. It was well worth the long steep climb.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Spend some time here... great views. Grab a coffee and watch the city below... great photos from here. The hop n off bus stops here.

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