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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We walked here after visiting many other sights that Florence has to offer. We took some pizza up and enjoyed watching the sunset. Live music and buying gelati finished a perfect evening! Amazing views of the sun setting over Florence! A must do activity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This piazza provides a breathtaking view of the city below you, well worth the walk. There is a central road and set of steps which is the most direct route, but I think there is a more gentle roadway off to the left which may help those not tempted to make the climb directly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Vantage point to admire the Florence's city centre from afar, with all the main sites (Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Medici Chapel, River Arno) laid out before you in a panoramic view. The pictures taken here really are postcard-perfect, and the view at night is amazing with the lights. If you don't want to walk, or are short on time, you can... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Best view of Florence and a lovely square. Its worth the drive up there to see. There are a lot of tourists and plenty of people trying to sell stuff to tourists, but its worth dealing with.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

many many tourists, it's quite annoying when you want to enjoy the view. This is a place very famous to see sunsets! it's beautiful , and FREE !!

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place you will love it. Close to other nice scenic locations. Take time to enjoy all that the local areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

we got here by joining a morning florence city tour. It is indeed a place to visit. Over here, you get a bird's eye view of the "whole" of florence. The city of Florence became like a little world as you look down on it from here. The scenery is panoramic and spectacular. You can take marvelous pictures here. There... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this is the best spot to admire the city, specially at sunset and untill it gets dark and the city lights turn on. Very beautiful spot, to be alone and meditate upon the beauty of this city or to share the special moment with someone else. You can actually get here by walk, it took me around 30 mins from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I dragged my boyfriend there, all the stairs climbing was paid off. The view up there is fantastic! You definitely have to wait for the sunset there, it will be one of the most unforgettable views you have ever seen!

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

it doesn't matter the time of day or time of year - a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo to look over Florence, towards Fiesole or north towards the Apeninne range always makes me smile. Climbing up the switchbacks from San Niccolo or up the steps near the rose garden gives you glimpses of the city as you rise higher. Even driving,... More

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