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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: 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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One of the best places to see the intensity of Florence

This is a great place to visit while in florence. It is a hike if you are going by foot. But there is the bus that takes you there and also if you have a car even better. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit while in florence. It is a hike if you are going by foot. But there is the bus that takes you there and also if you have a car even better. This piazza is on a hill were you can see all of the center of florence and even on a good clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! You have a view of whole Florence and its always so good mood here. Someone is playing music, people is taking pictures, you are eating hotdog, icecream and drinking wine. You might get tired of going up all the stairs, but its so worth it when you come to the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth the climb up the steep steps to take in the amazing views of Florence. We were blessed with glorious weather in February so had a lovely clear view - spectacular! Make sure you wear comfy shoes as it is a climb and the steps are cobbled but wide and spacious.

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Monroe, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you have a free evening and it is is a nice night in Florence, make the trip to Piazzale Michaelangelo before sunset -- it is a stunning view overlooking all of Florence -- postcard perfect. Sadly, my camera battery died so I don't have any images to share -- so charge your battery and plan to pack something to... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a popular lookout point for seeing Florence from the nearby hills. We were there in February, so it wasn't very crowed. And we've been there in June and find it much more crowed. But, the view is worth the trip up the hill. If you plan to walk it, wear comfy walking shoes.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit this Piazzale on our second trip, as it is not one of the "must dos" you find in guides, but it should be. We had the blessing of a clear sky that afternoon, so the views of Firenze from Piazzale Michelangelo were breathtaking. For an euro (or two?) you can rent binoculars and delight with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

So yes. It's 441 steps. But they're shallow steps, and you can certainly pace yourself. It is the most amazing view I have ever experienced, having all of Florence below you. When you add in a gorgeous sunset, your photos of the Ponte Vecchio are unforgettable! I took like 50 pictures. =] There was a gentleman playing guitar and singing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If ever there was a postcard shot of Florence then it would be taken from this Piazzale. You can definitely get amazing views from Duomo and the Camponile, but from the Piazzale Michelangelo you are able to get the complete spectrum of what makes Florence one of the most beautiful cities. It's a short walk across the river from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view combined with the sunset and whole Florence in your feed. We had also a street artist playing a guitar and singing "Hallelujah" in Italian. Pure heaven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

was told about this Piazzale by our hotel receptionist. So we set off and he did say it was uphill to be fair. The view from the top however is up there with some of the best scenery I have ever seen.There are vendors up there as well to quench the thirst you will build up unless you take a... More 

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