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“Beautiful view of a beautiful city” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo
Viale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 224 Attractions in Florence
Type: Lookouts, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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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“Beautiful view of a beautiful city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

After a steep but picturesque walk up to the Piazzale on our first evening in Florence, we made it to the top and were greeted with the most phenomenal sunset view of Florence. If you want to take pictures that look like postcards, this is the place to do it! It does get pretty busy though, even in winter, so bear that in mind. A stunning place though, really worth the walk up.

Visited February 2013
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were fortunate to visit here twice, both times making sunset and then nightfall. I would encourage everyone to try and do this atleast once, there are no words that can really do it justice. This is a classic 'must experience for yourself' moment.

The walk up from the Oltrarno side of the Ponte Vecchio is steep but rewarding with two routes - we went up past Negroni bar taking the road, and down taking the steps around Viale G Poggi. At the top, along with a bronze reproduction of David, are a number of souvenier stalls and vans selling cold drinks, beer, prosecco and ice cream. A beer and prosecco cost E8 which was fair, however second visit we brought our own and sat on the steps near David taking in the view.

Bus No12 and No13 are options if the walk is to much or the weather against you however you get there though, this is imo 'the must do' regarding Florence, there infront of you is the countryside, Pitti Palace, Arno, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo, Palazzo Vechio, Santa Croce, the stadio and Fiesole and everything else in between before you.

Visited February 2013
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“overlooking the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Take pictures of the city below. Walk in the garden above and have an icecream! Beautiful at sunset. You can buy a firenze t-shirt for you kid. Alot of street vendors in the piazza. And if your lucky you may be there when there's a concert or mtv taping.

Visited May 2012
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“Another gorgeous gathering place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Many little kiosk type shops and many statues. Gorgeous so rich in history,you can feel the history of ItLt while present in the plaza. Italians are such wonderful proud people. This is a great lace to sit and do people watching,wonderful,wonderful......

Visited September 2012
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“Magnificent view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Populated by souvenir vendors and mediocre restaurants, the place itself is nothing special. But the view is unique and breathtaking and includes the whole city: Basilica di Santa Croce, the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and the other bridges, the Arnolfo tower.

Visited October 2012
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