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“Commanding Spectacular Views of the Florence” 4 of 5 stars
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Piazzale Michelangelo
Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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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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“Commanding Spectacular Views of the Florence”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Perched high above the city of Florence is the expansive Piazzale Michelangelo - so called for its reproductions of Michelangelo's sculptures placed around the site. The plaza was built in the mid-nineteenth century and offers panoramic views of Firenze, the Arno, and the surrounding countryside. The Piazza is bustling with activity as this is a popular spot for motor coaches, tourists, vendors, and lovers seeking a romantic view.

The view of the city is breathtaking and it changes depending on the time of day. Sunset is particularly rewarding. Regardless of the time of day, take a hike above the piazza to San Miniato al Monte, one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy. I highly recommend a visit here.

Visited November 2012
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“Take a taxi or bus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

A taxi from Piazza Santa Croce to Piazzale Michelangelo is about €9. This lookout point is not a "best kept secret" anymore. Expect many tourists, but the view is truly excellent.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Worth it! A beautiful view of beautiful Florence.
The only thing which is annoying is the silly people trying to sell you things whilst you're trying to take photos!

Visited February 2013
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“Worth the climb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

The best view in Florence! Must see. Cafe is expensive, but the view is worth it to sit and take in the beauty of the city. Buy a drink and see the sunset... You won't regret it!

Visited July 2012
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

You can see the whole view of Florence from here. Very fascinating and beautiful. You can see all those historical monuments from higher peek, and enjoy it very much. The best view ever!

Visited March 2012
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