We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
Improve this listing
As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #2 of 220 Attractions in Florence
Book Now

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
Write a Review

5,530 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    4,253
    1,071
    173
    26
    7
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Staffordshsire
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Brilliant large open expanse above the city with parking - places to have a snack - few gift stores.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hermosa Beach, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you liking walking I suggest walking up to this viewpoint to get a little exercise. Your efforts are paid off by a glorious view. There are places to buy beer, wine, and other refreshments, or bring your own. You can sit on the steps, listen to live music from a local musician, and watch the sunset. It's a perfect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is the best place to view Florence at night and best of all it is free. I would recommend going to the lower viewing deck where the cafe is located for better unobstructed views of the city. It gets pretty crowded during sunset but do stay a bit longer for blue hour which is when you would get the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Bit of a hike up to the square but well worth it for the views. It was very busy as we were in the middle of August.

Was this review helpful? Yes
belgium
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
54 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A bit of a hot walk going up, but what a view...florence in all its glory at your feet! All the big landmarks in one wide sweep...you'll make a zillion pics :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

With Florence in the background. It is nice any time of the day, maybe nicer in the late afternoon for the light. The Piazzale is accessible by car (but beware, there are not that many parking spots), public transportation (bus #12 and 13 go there) and by foot if you are athletic, there is a steep road. I recommend that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Florence, Italy
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Piazza Michelangelo is really a one of its kind piazza/square in Florence. Some of the most unique things about this square are: 1. the most beautiful view over the whole of the city centre you'll ever have from any other part of this city. It is beautiful at dawn, in the afternoon, at dusk and walking there in the night... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
82 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We climbed the steps up and took Bus number 13 (€2) down to Santa Maria Novella train station. The climb was not as strenuous as Duomo Dome or Bell Tower. The steps were wide and shallow. Path was often in shade. To get to the steps, across the river and walk east toward the bottom of hill and look for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This area provides a very incredible view of the City of Florence. There are also vendors and a few places to eat while at the top. You can climb the steps from the street level but we bought the Hop on Hop off bus tour tickets for 20 Euro a piece. The bus picked us up right across the street... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

From the centre of Florence this is a great walk of about 50 minutes. The clime is steep hoever not to high and the view is great. Going there before dark and seeing the sun sets down on this great city..... simply magnificant.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Piazzale Michelangelo also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Piazzale Michelangelo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Piazzale Michelangelo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing