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Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #2 of 219 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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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great view and a must see. We caught the local bus from outside the train station - you get tickets from the small tobacconist type shops near the station. The bus only costs a couple of euro each and you save the walk up the steep hill which is not fun in the summer heat. We then walked down the... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great view of Florence. If you are a runner - it is a challening run up to the piazzale form the city.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Came here with my mom and cousin, who acted as our tour guide since she lives in Florence. Arrived at sunset and stayed for nearly an hour and a half just soaking in all of the views and snacking. It seems to be better to visit at night during the summer, since it's not as hot. Breathtaking views of the... More

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Naples, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a priceless gem of Florence, and free for those of us on a budget. A bus exists to take you up here (check with your hostel which one), but I enjoyed the long hike up the steps (working off all the gelato I eat). If you arrive to Piazza Michelangelo later in the evening, you can catch a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

During my six week stay in Florence, this was by far my favorite view. Perfect for watching the sunset and enjoying a cold drink with good friends. Often, there is a local musician playing music on the steps, only enhancing the atmosphere. Although there are a lot of stairs if you are walking from the center of Florence, but it... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We walked up and it was quite a climb! However, the view was incredible as you could see all of Florence. At sunset it is even more spectacular and well worth staying to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is worth the steps and the climb ! You must go here! It has a simply stunning view of Florence!

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Have seen A few of Michelangelo's works through the years but this was awesome. Hired a private tour guide Maria-Elena via the hotel and she was so informed, polite and a walking museum of facts. Her guide through this museum and Florence was so worth it!

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you have a gorgeous day, do not miss going to the top of the Piazzale Michelanagelo! It is a bit of a climb, but it gives you a beautiful view of Florence and the Arno River and the Ponte Vecchio. The evening we were there there was a musician playing some nice music, and of course there are gelato... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I almost missed this gem, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of my trip. You need some stamina to make it up all the steps, but once you do there are vendors selling water, wine, gelato and snacks at the top so that all the onlookers can enjoy a picnic on the steps as the sun... More

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