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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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Amazing view

The view is amazing. It is a nice place with an amazing view over the city. You can get nice photos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First, the positive side - excellent views of the city including the bridges over the Arno. The negative - the place is packed, there are too many touts, no shade and it is far better to visit Fort Belvedere and take the views from there. Belvedere is free to enter, has an excellent modern art exhibit in the grounds and... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The view is amazing. It is a nice place with an amazing view over the city. You can get nice photos.

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Westborough MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoy long walks and so we ventured up to the plaza. The last 10 minutes are very uphill so plan accordingly. The views are nice and we were able to get a bottle of wine and beer to sit and linger. Can't speak for any other amenities as we didn't partake in any. We felt safe and there were... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

They talk of Florence being a beautiful city - but in my experience you can only really appreciate how stunning it is from looking back across the city and this view point is one, if not the best to do this from. Make sure it is on your itinerary to do, we walked there and back from our B &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Worth the time and effort to get here, the views of the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River and the Chianti Hills in the distance are fabulous from this vantage point. David, in all his glory, is just a bonus. The only thing I didn't like was being continually approached to buy a "selfie" stick - but this had been... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Must take the trip up to the piazza overlooking the entire city. Best to go up before sunset and spend the rest of the evening there and watch the city come alive and light up at night

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A great walk out from the old town up a steep hill brings you to Piazzale Michelangelo. Bring your camera! The river beneath you and the town spread out in front of you makes for postcard perfect pictures. I missed the sunset but I hear it is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Yes, you should go. Yes, it is free. Local buses will get you there and back from town. The view of Florence is breathtaking. A must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went there to watch the sunset. Absolutely gorgeous view over Florence. Easy enough to walk up to. Take own food and drink though.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great views, great sunset over the city. Both private and public transportation are overwhelmed with visitors at sunset. Florence has only one public bus on this route currently, so if you don't have 2 hours for transit round trip, avoid sunset.

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