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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Michelangelo
As featured in One Day in Florence and 6 other guides
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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Great views

Quite a walk up a steep hill and steps but is worth it for the great views of Florence and surrounding hills.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite a walk up a steep hill and steps but is worth it for the great views of Florence and surrounding hills.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth finding your way up here as the views across the whole of Florence are just amazing. The huge statue of David is quite magnificent too.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is no way that I can describe this, I can not find words to describe my emotion. The David status (the real one) is inside the museum.All the details . David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre (17.0 ft)[a] marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went around sunset, views were spectacular. Definitely a priority on a trip to Florence, no matter your length of stay.

Thank Erika L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When you go to Florence, this is the place to go for the greatest view of the city. Yes, every tourist is their for their photo op, but there is a reason: it is breath-taking! It's about a 20-25 minute walk from the Ponte Vecchio (depending on how you walk) and it is mostly uphill. Reward yourself with a glass... More 

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Canterbury, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good views over Florence and during the climb to the Piazzale we stopped in the Rose Garden which (to our mind) was probably just as good and must be magnificent in the summer. The piazzale is accessible by bus and is of course "very touristy"

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came here at night with some prosecco and salami, really romantic in the evenings. Amazing view of the city of Firenze. Not so busy in the off season, but pretty busy during the summer months. A bit of a walk uphill but definitely worth it. The bus also takes you right up to the top if you aren't willing to... More 

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Chelmsford, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We waited until our last day to visit, and wished we'd done it earlier, because it was overcast -- this is a spectacular spot at sunset on a nice day. Either the #12 or the #13 bus will get you here from the bus-station.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to catch some sweeping view of the city. I would also recommend doing this both during the evening, when its all it up and also during the day to get both the perspectives. There are steps where you sit and bring a bottle of wine and sip away losing yourself to the beautiful sight of... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked up the hill, taking our time and stopping at the rose gardens on the way up.It was well worth the walk. The views are stunning and breath taking. It was very busy on a February morning but we had no problems taking in the beautiful views of the city. A small place to get a drink and a few... 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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