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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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Nice place for the whole view of Florence

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... read more

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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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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Southwick, Massachusetts
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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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This is a square that overlooks Florence. Well worth the walk, be prepared for lots of stairs and it's quite steep but the views of Florence are amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you could see the whole city from this spot there are things you will recognize the rest will happen get organized before going to florence

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It was 90+. We climbed a bunch of stairs. Take water. But nice you make it, you have a view to die for of the river and Florence. Do it. Stop smoking too.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Steep walk up the Piazzale, steps are well worn so needs care. Once you are up there it is fairly crowded, but views are amazing of Florence and surrounding hills. Unfortunately the Piazzale is looking a bit the worse for wear at the moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, great culture - a real 'must-see' in Florence. It can be quite crowded during high season so you may have to wait for a clear opportunity to take photos.

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My wife and 2 sons were giving our to me al lthe way up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, however when we arrived at the top they were impressed with the fantastic view over Florence. We went to one of the vendors got some drinks, sat in the sun and admired the view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Neptune was the best! Lovely square with plenty going on and much to see. So much history and a real buzz to the area.

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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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