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Piazzale Michelangelo

Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #4 of 214 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Steep but pretty walk up to this Piazzale. Well worth the exercise because it have a perfect view of the city and great for pictures.

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Pargas, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must place to start your stay in Florence. Fantastic view be it morning, Noon or night. I recommend morning, because it can get crowded later on. And speaking of crowds, I recommend taking an early morning walk to the base at the Rose garden (Giardino delle Rose) an continue with 155 steps up to the Piazzale. You... More

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Recommend the number 13 bus as you get a nice scenic ride up to the Piazzale Michelangelo. Nice spot to view the city. Scenic, though I have to say the sunset is nothing special in my opinion, and very crowded, We did both a day time and a sunset visit. The bus by the way costs 1.2 euros, assuming you... More

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic views of the city. Get there early for best light and fewest people. There's a cafe 'down a level' which had great views too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Exhausting walk- we stopped twice and I am reasonably fit. It was a nice view, but I preferred the view and atmosphere from the Bardini Gardens. You are literally stood in a car park with loads of people and a few stalls selling tat.

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the views from Piazzale Michelangelo. Got some of the best shots of Florence from up here. Not too far from the center of town.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The view of the city and the surrounding landscape is amazing. You have to climb many steps but the view is astonishing. It is highly recommended.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Walking or running up to this site is a great way burn off some of that pasta. Once you make to the top you will be rewarded by an amazing/ free view of all of Florence. The most direct route up are the stairs from Fort Belvedere.

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Holstebro, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Did walk up on a sunny april day , we did take the walk with all the stairs, rather steep. But getting there was absolutly fantastic. You can see everything from up here the river Arno and all the fantastic buildings , simply Florenze in one look and in the fare distance we could see the mountains still with snow... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Best time to visit this place is near dusk. You can have a great meal at one of the restaurants, relax and enjoy the view. it is magnificent at sunset.

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