We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Piazzale Michelangelo

Travelers' Choice award winner
Neighborhood:
Piazzale Michelangelo
As featured in One Day in Florence and 6 other guides
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
11111111111
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$34.48*
and up
Ferrari Test Drive in Florence
More Info
$140.51*
and up
Private Florence Tour by Luxury Cars: City Highlights or Gregorian Chants
More Info
$145.95*
and up
Tuscany Vespa Tour with Tasting Experience

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20,597 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6647
    Excellent
  • 1963
    Very good
  • 358
    Average
  • 53
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Favorite part of Florence

The views here are second to none. I had a great afternoon here watching the sunset with a bottle of wine and a hundred loud American college students. This should definitely be a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brynne H
Add Photo Write a Review

20,597 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 9,029: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views here are second to none. I had a great afternoon here watching the sunset with a bottle of wine and a hundred loud American college students. This should definitely be a must-see on your trip to Florence if for no other reason than taking in the beautiful panoramic view.

Helpful?
Thank Brynne H
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stunning views across Florence, from here. Little souvenir stalls which were fairly priced. Lots of tour guides giving the same information, which was good to know as it means they clearly know their history.

Helpful?
Thank Keeley R
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the spot to take awesome shots of the city of Florence. You will see crowds camping out during twilight/sunset with their tripods. It really offers an amazing view of the city and I highly recommend a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Tim C
Rhodes, Greece
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing view of the city! Try this in the morning when you are not tired. There are plenty of stairs to climb up though so wear comfortable shoes!

Helpful?
Thank Afro S
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This piazza is actually understated and almost plain but so evocative. It is sparse, spacious, open and almost a little film settish. It was a stones through from our digs so as we turned the corner and saw the massive copy of David we were quite awestruck. Very much worth a quiet wonder or dare I say promenade across while... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kate B
Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice space has many possibilities to see and walk comfortable easy to find and also has the opportunity to take a moment to choose the way and personal tour

Helpful?
Thank drfernandocastro2017
Spearfish, South Dakota
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views of the city and sunset from the steps of Michelangelo's favorite cathedral. Highly recommend visiting for sunset.

Helpful?
Thank Mary B
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Catch a bus up to the Piazzale Michelangelo from train station very cheap and get a wonderful view of Florence and the surrounding area. Stop there for a coffee but drinking standing up as cheaper.

Helpful?
Thank Jane E
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wear comfy shoes for a bit of a trek! It's worth it for the panoramic view you get of the city. Beautiful and breathtaking. You walk through some quaint little streets with lovely boutique shops on the way making this enjoyable. I would definitely recommend. Good for burning off the gelato too!

Helpful?
Thank Omara N
Level Contributor
118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a must-do whilst in Florence. The uphill walk isn't the easiest, but the views are worth double the hike. The views were beautiful in the day, but I would recommend timing the trip with Sunset - romantic and magical.

Helpful?
Thank Sophie P

Travelers who viewed Piazzale Michelangelo also viewed

 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to Piazzale Michelangelo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Piazzale Michelangelo and other visitors
23 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Piazzale Michelangelo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Piazzale Michelangelo

Neighborhood Profile
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!
Explore this neighborhood