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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 11111111111
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of...

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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Lovely end to stay in Florence

It was raining and not crowded in January. We appreciated this panoramic view of Florence, a city that has so much to love about it. It was the perfect end to our wonderful stay... read more

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was raining and not crowded in January. We appreciated this panoramic view of Florence, a city that has so much to love about it. It was the perfect end to our wonderful stay. We took a cab here and walked back into town due to time constraints but it is walkable.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of my favorite place in Florence. It is free and you have the best view of the city. Great spot for pictures. You can not beat it. You can get there easily from downtown with a 15 20 minute nice leisurely walk or you can take the buss. If you are worried to get lost get on Google Map... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

amongst other piazzas this stood out for some really historic statues. definitely on the to-do list if you can manage it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We watched the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo and it was awesome! You can see the whole town and it's really beautiful! But be ready to face a long stairway that gives access to the Piazzale. Fomos para a Piazzale Michelangelo para observar o pôr do sol e valeu muito a pena. É possível ver a cidade toda e a vista... More 

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Hebron, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a warning, if you decide to take the stairs, it's a hike. There is a way to drive up to the top but it really is easier to just hoof it up the stairs. Once up there, you get to see EVERYTHING from the Duomo to the mountains! There are vendors up there selling food and souvenirs. I even... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the square has a strategic point that gives a whole view over the city..amazing….might be romantic for some:)

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Piazzale Michelangelo is an amazing site, especially at night. I believe the crows during the day are quite annoying so you miss out on the crowds at night and the view is amazing! I would highly suggest starting at San Miniato before heading here!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Piazzale Michelangelo for the views and we weren't disappointed. There are a lot of vendors selling trinkets and cheap clothes, but just ignore them and take in the beauty of Florence. It's quite a long walk uphill, so be prepared to climb a few stairs to the top!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Piazzele de Michaelangelo with yet another replica of David, but in bronze. Four othe bronze statues soround it with the themes of day, night, sunrise & sunset. You can look over the valley to the city. It was cold & overcast & some fog was low on the city. It looked spectacular.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short bus ride up a hill and easy walking back to this plaza. Marvelous view of the city and further up the hill is a church with a better view.

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Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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