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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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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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Panorama over Florence

Here you can see it all but of course that means there´s also a lot of tourists. The citytour bus has an stop in here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Here you can see it all but of course that means there´s also a lot of tourists. The citytour bus has an stop in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and some friends made it up here just an hour before sunset and we saw the entire city in all of its glory and then watched as the sun faded away and night came. We sat at the statue of David and drank some wine that we brought and it was amazing. Go, bring a camera, and then... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Two Americans on our train ride from Rome told us about this site. Our hotel was on the same side of the river and was withing waking distance of Piazzale Michelangelo, and it was the perfect outing for our day of arrival. Yes, you want to take a breather on the way up and there is no shade once you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love the view of the city, i went there at night and there was many other people just enjoying the scenery and taking pictures

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can take the Number 13 bus to the Piazzale Michelangelo it is a great place to take photographs over looking Florence. It is best to go early in the morning as it is a very popular place. It would also be good to go and sunset just as the sun is going down but it was raining when we... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have the time, be sure to find the looooooong staircase that goes up from just across the Arno River, all the way up to Piazzale Michelangelo. The view at the top is post-card worthy; in fact, it appears to be the location where many post-card and travel brochure photos of Florence are taken. With the breathtaking view of... More 

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Sint-Gillis-Waas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Perfect location to get the best view of Florence. It's one of the stops on the CitySightseeing buses. Perfect, if you don't want to walk up the hill ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Please take the trouble to hike to the Piazzale Michelangelo for an excellent view over Florence and it's surroundings. It's only a 30 minutes walk from Il Duomo and puts this wonderful city in perspective. Once you are up there, you should visit the rose garden, Giardino delle rose when descending

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place to be over Florence,make photos and take a litlle rest after the day in crowded city. You have to walk a little.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have traveled many places in Europe, North America, and the Caribbean, and I have never seen a more beautiful vista than the one from Piazzale Michelangelo. If you can, make it your first stop in Florence because, for us, it was the most incredible "kick off" to our stay. To see the inspiration for the Renaissance laid out below... More 

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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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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