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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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Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
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This was a great tip someone gave us. Beautiful views of the city and free! Absolutely worth the time and effort. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jane E
Reviewed yesterday

I love this place. I lived in southern Italy for 18 years and I traveled to Florence very often. This is one of my favorite places. Breath-taking view at night and during the day. Great restaurants in walking distance. If you don't have much time,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed yesterday

The view is certainly breathtaking, but you can't walk there... you have to drive, and it can get a bit crowded there in the summer time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AppyGuide
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not an exaggeration: this is one of the great views in the world. The scene of Florence spread out before you is breathtaking and unforgettable. From the train station, directly in front, take the #12 or #13 bus and within a half hour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to go here if you are going to Florence. The view is truly breathtaking, especially at sunset. Take a bottle of wine, some meat and cheese and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank campbell789
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have bright weather like we did you have to spend time and visit this Piazzale. Be prepared, if you decide to walk it’s quite a climb, but the views over Firenze are dimly breath taking. You can get here by public transport as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SUB999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous view! Great to bring some wine and bread/cookies for the sunset! A bit of a hike but was told there’s a bus.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank C7058PRjackiem
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went up to the Piazzale on our last evening in Florence and got some terrific panoramic views of the city all lit up. Such a beautiful way to end our week in Florence.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kkersten
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here first thing to view the whole city and the old Roman wall encircling it with our Eco Green tour (and best tour guide Lucca). it is amazing but I'd suggest taking the tour cart up there as it's a BIG hike up!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SusanneScher
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came late in the afternoon and watched the sunset. It was BEAUTIFUL! My 3 year old daughter had a blast running around and listening to the musicians.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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
...More
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jrenuvictor
January 5, 2019|
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Response from letravelcanvas | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! You can get there by a wheelchair accessible bus :)
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kelly c
April 7, 2018|
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Response from garywB3196NN | Reviewed this property |
Yes can sit outside and drink wines. trouble always finds its way around but just be aware! walked nearly everywhere. from the bridge to top of the piazza about 30-45mins. I hope you enjoy it all in firenza.
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jolieqe
April 4, 2018|
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Response from TrekkerOH2017 | Reviewed this property |
I took a golf cart tour service called Verde Oliva. It lasted about 90 to 120 minutes and we got to see the main attractions all over Florence. One of them was Piazzale MIchelangelo. The driver knew the best spot for... More
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