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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 11111111111
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Worth the climb

Highly recommend going there as the view is simply breathtaking. This was quite possibly the highlight of my trip and it is a must if visiting Florence.

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Victoria, Gozo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend going there as the view is simply breathtaking. This was quite possibly the highlight of my trip and it is a must if visiting Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Certainly the view of the most beautiful city of Florence. You can go at any hour, but the sunset is even more beautiful. Very nice experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hike up the hill is a bit arduous but you can reach this by car or bus. Best to visit in the evening as the sun is setting. Then head to the nearby church to listen to the Gregorian chants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sep 2016. Nice area with the best "florence view". Highly recommended for those who love taking lots of pictures (scenic).. Take a bus here!

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Loreto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think the best view of florence is from here. It was really a fantastic experience for me to see the whole city of florence at my feet.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One has to be willing to take a long, uphill walk to truly get the feel of the destination as well as everything along the way. The view of Florence is grand and then go even higher to Bassilica San Miniato. Lots of history along the way a going with a guide would be helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the hop-on hop-off bus to this location got off to stretch our legs and so an awesome view of the downtown area Florence from the other side of the Arno River. Take a walk up the hill to an old church and admire the history behind it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely walk through the area the other side of the river. Not difficult at all and the view is well worth it. Best spot to get an overview of the old city and beyond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I lived in Firenze and would always take visitors here. It's the ideal location for photo opportunities as you look down over the city. You'll see the Arno River, the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and so very much more. You can hike up to it from the city, or drive to it and stop, as you are headed towards Tuscan... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this is a great stop during the day but there are other places in Florence with better views. And David is a replica

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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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