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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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GREAT view of Florence at night

We walked from our hotel (NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa). It was a nice walk in the evening. We went up there about 8:30-10pm. It was crowded, though a little dark for walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked from our hotel (NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa). It was a nice walk in the evening. We went up there about 8:30-10pm. It was crowded, though a little dark for walking (use your phone flashlight). The view at night is worth the trip.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Crowded area, not as amazing after seeing the real thing. Nice area to people watch. Interesting and loved Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can reach the piazzale by bus nb 12 from the Santa novella place (you can buy tickets from any tobacco shop). The view is fantastic specially at sunset and during the evening. Bus nb 13 can pick you to the down town for the return.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the square at sunset, and it was busy. We took the city bus from the train station. Affordable way to get there. It is very busy on the way back so be patient, and check the bus schedule to try and avoid the last bus. It's packed. Beautiful view worth a quick visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a long walk up to the Piazza but well worth the view when you get there. The Statue was ok too but people were surrounding it taking photos. If you aren't bothered about the statue go for the views, they are great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The view was truly breathtaking and we managed to catch some good sun shine too ! TIP : carry water cause it costs € 3 for a small water right at the top. Don't forget to see the two cathedrals very close to his place. You can get a direct bus no 12/13 from the Central station to reach here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i adore that place, i love to go watch the sunset over there, and the walk down is amazing, and you can stroll further more till you reach the ponte vechhio, and cross the Arno river from there.

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is bit far from the city center and also if you are going by walk then have to climb too many steps, so its better to go through any transport. We went there through the Hop-on Hop-off bus and the place is indeed beautiful, as you will see the beautiful landscape of the Florence City.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A bit of a walk but absolutely worth it when you get to the top! The view of the city is amazing and we had drinks and sat and watched the world go by which was great. Can't go to Florence and not visit this popular spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely a must on your trip to Florence !! View overlooking the top of the city ! The sunsets are truly magical here. I arrived just as the sun was setting since my kids insisted we take a Ferrari for a spin first !! There was a musician playing authentic italian music, street vendors selling their wares and a fun... More 

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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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