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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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A must see!

The climb to Piazzale Michelangelo is a cruise, I'm not gonna lie, and if you're as out of cardio shape as I am, you'll be huffing and puffing all the way. Still, totally worth... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The climb to Piazzale Michelangelo is a cruise, I'm not gonna lie, and if you're as out of cardio shape as I am, you'll be huffing and puffing all the way. Still, totally worth it! The view of Florence at dusk from this vantage point is beyond words. Make it a priority when you visit Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great but manageable and safe climb to get there. Amazing views of all sides of Firenze (Florence). Easy walk from Ponte Vecchia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Making the trip to this square is a "must do" if you are visiting Florence. This square which contains a replica of the Michelangelo's "David" sculpture, is located on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River. From this vantage point, it provides stunning views of Florence and the Arno River. We took the Hop-on Hop-off bus and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get ready and enjoy this. There are a lot of steps and the road is steep, but this is just the best view of Florence and it's free! Great in the evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a bit complicated to reach this place, especially because we go there when the sun was very hot. But you may go through the rose garden (it is absolutely lovely), it will make your climbing more pleasant 😉 And the views from the top are valuable! Very nice. You can see all the city with the river and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This piazza provides a beautiful view of Florence. Especially if you have not climbed the duomo or the bell tower, this square will give you a great view overlooking all of Florence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a bit of a hike, but definitely worth it. The views of the city are amazing. Of course it was touristy with lots of venders selling things. I actually bought a tapestry from one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hired a driver for the day and this was our first stop. Is was not crowded at all even though we were lucky enough to visit during the Gelato contest. I had to taste all of them, purchased a ticket to judge them. WOW such amazing flavors! The view of Florence was awesome! Sculpture was beautiful, several artist were set... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

hop on bus 12 or 13 (e.g. at SMN railway station) and take an easy ride up the hill to get a panoramic view of the entire city and take great pics. Walk down the hill (either by grand front stairs or the smaller stairway on the side) to get to the river, it's not far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has the most amazing view of the historical city. Sunset would be the most ideal time to visit and have a breathtaking view of the Arno following through the city with so it's historical monuments

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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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