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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
Fee: No
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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 a sit on the steps at sunset. Really. You can grab a beer for cheap too. Get there early enough to get a seat on the steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a sit on the steps at sunset. Really. You can grab a beer for cheap too. Get there early enough to get a seat on the steps.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely place to visit wonderful views of the city and excellent restaurant behind . Can be visited by foot taxi or using the hop on bus tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on foot, very tiring to go up with 39degrees, but has a VERY nice view from up there to the city :)

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took an Uber up to the Piazzale to see the view of Florence. It was a clear day and you could see all over Florence. We sat and had a drink and overlooked the city. There were a few artists there were painting. I actually bought a couple to bring back. We walked back to Florence through the gardens... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must for anyone visiting Florence, best view of the city. A bit of a climb to get there but well worth the effort, the view is breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got the number 12 bus up to the top, without the bus it is a very long walk all steep uphill climbs and in the heat it was not something we could do. At the top you get some wonderful views of Florence, best visited after you have seen the city centre so you recongise all the landmarks. Walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used the Hop On Hop Off bus to get to this area and the views were absolutely phenomenal. Lots of space to get great photos.

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Monrovia, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth the walk from the city center to see this fantastic local. The views of the city and the river are unmatched!

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Chesaning, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the panorama view of Florence, ok, let me say wonderful but frankly speaking it is a parking now! Cars, coaches, vespas etc...not good anymore to have a romantic walking as before, years ago!

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This is very good place to spend 1/2 a day in Florence and it is walking / hiking distance to nearby tourist attractions.

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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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