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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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Spectacular View

The Piazzale Michelangelo sits high above the city of Florence. The view from this terrace is spectacular. Rain or shine it is worth a visit. It is a little difficult to walk... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Piazzale Michelangelo sits high above the city of Florence. The view from this terrace is spectacular. Rain or shine it is worth a visit. It is a little difficult to walk up to the Piazza from the city but it is doable. The walk down is very easy and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A gorgeous walk up this viewpoint ovet the cisy - amazing. We were lucky enough to be there to watch the sun set - utterly magical. It was a little busy, but being January it was not too crowded. David watches over it all - just wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Definitely worth a visit as the views are excellent from this area. We stopped here on the Hop On Hop Off bus tour and then walked down the slope, steps and across the rive to the Santa Croce. Can't get over how beautiful the views are and we could see the snow on top of the Alps hundreds of miles... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It was quite a walk up this hill but we took our time, this beautiful plaza with amazing view of most Firenze's well known spots. It was cold January and cloudy, no crowds and was able to enjoy the stunning panoramic view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find, quite overlook of all of Florence, what a beautiful site, if you're visiting Florence, this is must see.....

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favour and go watch the sunset here, it is super touristy but worth it. Bring wine as well, everyone else will!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a really sweet place to visit. Preferably on a clear day, so as to see the view, but I was there on a cloudy day and it was also great. The walk up to the piazzale was rather easy. You can take the steps leading up or the winding path. Once there, the views over Firenze are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The real David was moved to the Accademia gallery a number of years ago, but the copy in the piazza looks good enough to get the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view over the rooftops of Florence from the Piazzale is well worth the walk up the hill. On a sunny day in February this was a memorable walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place provides you with the best city view of florence. Make sure you go there when you visit the city. If you have time, take a bus there from the firenze smn station. If not, take a cab. Walking there is not advisable as the place is on a hill.

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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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