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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 11111111111
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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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This trip up the hill was included as part of a tour. It was a brilliant day & the views from here are beautiful. The 'David' up here is a neat copy & great for some photo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This trip up the hill was included as part of a tour. It was a brilliant day & the views from here are beautiful. The 'David' up here is a neat copy & great for some photo moments, especially if you don't get to see the real one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

fantastic views over all of Florence. Lots of souvenir stalls but they don't get in the way of the views. Replica David statue

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Coventry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to get a great view back over Florence and take some good photographs. Nice cafe as well.

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Germiston, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best explored early in the morning before the Piazzale is crowded with tourists and vendors. Awesome view of the city

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Go if you want to have a beautiful panaromic view of florence, but the piazzale itself is a huge disappointment as it is just a massive concrete parking lot, which is especially unappealing in the scorching summer days. Walking halfway up to the little garden is enough, the views are equally enchanting, the extra steps up to the piazzale is... More 

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Piazzale Michelangelo with a 16 & a 17 year old. Both loved the visit and were instantly engaged with taking photos and posting on social media to friends. Luckily the weather was beautiful, late afternoon and maybe the heat meant the crowds were dispersing so it was less crowded than we expected. A good time to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The sightseeing is very good (one of the bests in Florence). However, it’s in a steep hill and, for some people, it may not worth the walk. Piece of advice: Rent an electric bike tour (there are some options in Florence) and, on top of visiting the site, you could go to many spots on the city a little bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great view of the city. Catch Bus 12 from the station to Piazzale Michelangelo (last stop) up the hill, and then walk directly down the hill along a zigzag path that takes you back to the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to peoplewatch and see the sunset over Florence with some wine (or beer) from the nearby vendors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This statue is a fill size replica of David and is one of two in Florence. It is quite magnificent and a wonder to see.

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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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