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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Michelangelo
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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 11111111111
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This 19th century piazza has undoubtedly the best panoramic view of...

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 Florence

On the south side of Arno River, so green compared to Florence's historic district. Definitely worth the hike up there.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On the south side of Arno River, so green compared to Florence's historic district. Definitely worth the hike up there.

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Piazza Michelangelo is a large piazza located across the river from the tourist areas of Florence and provides the best views of Florence. You can see the whole of Florence laid out before you. You can walk to it, although it's a little uphill climb. Alternatively, take a taxi to get there and walk back, which is downhill. Cross the... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Piazzale Michelangelo is located across the Arno river from the center of Florence. My wife and first visited it with a group bus tour and enjoyed its magnificent view of Florence in 1998 and have been there several times since. This year, though, we walked down to Piazzale Michelangelo from Basilica of San Miniato al Monte. The view from Piazzale... More 

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Very easy to get to by bus from the Palazzo Pitti. A quick ride up the hill and plenty of time to look around. There are numerous vendors set up to sell touristy gadgets. The view of Florence is the reason to come here and it does not disappoint. We saw people walking a path down the hill (and up,... More 

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Avoca, United States
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Lots of steps...leaves room for more wine and food later. The view was absolutely stunning. Even purchased a watercolor from a local artist.

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the Hop On Hop Off bus and this was one of the stops that it made. Unbelievable views of the city. Little kiosks were set up selling everything trinkets to clothing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a bit of a hike (but fun with a friend). We found quite a crowd up on the Piazzale, but it was well worth it. The bronze David is worth it alone, but the view and the gardens are spectacular as well. There is a small restaurant that might be a nice spot for lunch to break up... More 

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You can get a good view of Florence from a lot of places. Usually they're on top of a historic building that you have to pay and line up for an inordinate length of time. Thankfully you can skip the queue and head over to Piazzale Michelangelo for an enchanting panorama of the city for free. The best time would... More 

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Great spot for taking pictures with an incredible view! :) A bit of a climb tho just to give the warning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although it needs a big amount of physical effort to go there it finally deserved the tireness. Marvellous city views from all the eides of the square. A lot of buses go there too.

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Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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