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“Great meeting point” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo
Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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$114*
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Florence Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 211 Attractions in Florence
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Landmarks
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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 it's the view people come here to see.
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“Great meeting point”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you want a breathtaking walk, so beautiful its hard to imagine, start anyplace along the Arno River in Florence and walk up to the Piazzale Michelangelo. The walk is an experience in itself as you will wind through a wooded park with beautiful stone steps (not for the physically challenged). When you emerge, you will see the balustraded terrace, originally laid out in 1885. It was planned as a destination for all the Michelangelo sculpture to be displayed, but after initial development of the site, it was (properly) deemed a bad idea to try to get the massive sculptures up the hill. All the sculpture are reproductions, but still lovely.

Visited December 2012
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“The most stunning view of Florence!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is by far the best view of Florence that you can get! It is a bit of a walk, definitely a bit of a work out, however you can not get a more amazing view! Once you get to the top there are stands where you can buy water and gelato and normally there are a few musicians playing and it creates a lovely place to view the city. If trying to avoid the steps to the top, there is a city bus that goes directly to the top avoiding the hassle of the walk, but either way you get there it is definitely worth it!

Visited November 2012
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Wow! I still have that wonderful veiw in my head. You must come here while in Florence. Plan on a kight lunch or drink and listen to the music and place the memory in your heart forever. Everyone needs to visit Florence just for this view.

Visited September 2012
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“I made it as sunset!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Having just arrived at Florence, we decided to take the bus so we can make it in time for sunset and we made it. The view of Florence was absolutely fantastic at dusk when you witness the city lights slowly coming to life. Glad we made it on time, you should too :-)

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“The greatest view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Must do it.come before sunset and remain after dark. Do not forget a camera. Even with iPhone the pictures are gorgeous. Very romantic

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