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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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Hike to the best view in Florence

The views from Piazzale Michelangelo are free and the best in Florence. We enjoyed the hike up the stairs, but it is also on bus routes for those who are not interested in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from Piazzale Michelangelo are free and the best in Florence. We enjoyed the hike up the stairs, but it is also on bus routes for those who are not interested in the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a GREAT view of the city!!! People brought food and drinks to have picnics up there, there was music from local street artists, and a great feel to the location. Very sweet and cost efficient thing to do in Italy(: There is a bus option to get up and back down so if you arent into trekking all... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time in Florence and we went here twice. Once by vehicle on our way to the bike tour we took and one time we walked up the stairs. My son ran - good job. We walked. A great bit of exercise to walk off the fantastic food and wine. Just love Italy so far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice replica of The David. Make sure you turn around and see the sprawling city of Florence. Breathtaking!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park sits high above Florence and offers panoramic views of the city. Well worth the trip. Sit and have coffee or gelato with a view of Florence. Fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make the effort and walk up the steps to the Piazzale ... find a table in the Al fresco bar..... and award yourself first prize of a cold draught beer and a sunset view across Florence.... one day you will look back and delight in the memory of your victory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a taxi up to the Piazzale at around 8.00 in the evening and watch the most magnificent sunset over Florence. You can see all the main attractions of Florence from here, and as the sun sinks lower the river turns golden and the bridges light up with the sunlight. It is quite magical. There is a very luxurious looking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the "consolation prize" David, which is not as well-preserved as the version in the Accademia. Despite this, it is still a "must see" in Florence as one of the Renaissance sculptural masterpieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best places in Florence to enjoy a marvellous view over the city. A magical place a bit outside the center of town, a must see if in Florence!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the trip to see the view and the grandeur of David so high above Florence. I caught a taxi up because I was short on time and the road was long and it cost a lot more than I expected (about 15 euro). I presume there is a shorter route to walk. But on my return I saw... 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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