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Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #2 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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Oakhurst,CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

It is a bit of a hike....which I enjoyed very much and too another path back. It really is a must for a photo plus to see how Florence sits in this river valley. Beautiful worth the time and the walk....walk walk ...walk

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you have a car it is easy to reach Piazzale Michelangelo e San Miniato al Monte. Cross the Arno and follow directions out of Florence toward Firenze Sud motorway exit. The classical views of the city at sunset are memorable, just be prepared to be joined by the masses. There is a large parking lot and on the evening... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you're looking to have a nice place to enjoy a beautiful view of the city, look no further. This place is often filled not only with people but also with music, wine, laughter, and friends. It is a great place to hang out no matter what time of day and enjoy the wonder that is Firenze.

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Durban, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking views of Florence....best during sunset and the ' magic hour' for photographers:)Cheap stalls for shopping! Even lucky enough to catch a live concert...Full of activity and amazing scenary of the city!Highly recommended for sunsets!

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A very crowded piazza, but the view is what everybody is coming for. Easy to get there by bus from the train station. Best time is just before sunset.

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The best view of Florence you can get!! Turn around and The David statue is right there! There are tons of shops and vendors up there as well. They have the cheapest prices in town if you are after souvenirs! 5euro a tshirt!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It is very crowded & full of fast food stalls, tat & illegal street sellers too. Yes the views are spectacular but a bit further up is the church of San Miniato which has a higher vantage point on the same views with no crowds or stalls.We went up by bus & walked down.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely Breathtaking. A bit of a hike to get there, but so worth it. It helps that the walk is scenic.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the "other David" for Free - take the bus up to the plaza on the other side of the river (same side as the Pitti Palace) - great view of the Arno River and the City form the top of the Hill

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO is a beautiful view on Florence , located on the top of the mountain near by the Galileo . no wonder why the city of florence is one of the most beautiful place to visit .

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