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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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Piazza Michael Angelo

Very knowledgeable guide. He took time to explain the details. We booked our tour with Viator which was the best part. They work with multiple tour operators and gave us choices... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very knowledgeable guide. He took time to explain the details. We booked our tour with Viator which was the best part. They work with multiple tour operators and gave us choices to pick a tour at the time we wanted.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

its walking distance, but make sure u take comfortable shoes. you get a view of the entire city from here. you can also take the bus, and its a short ride, and easy to get to.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Piazzale Michelangelo is at the top of a high bluff overlooking the River Arno. It gives great views across Florence.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely must see! Climb all the way to San Minato for even better ones! One of the most spectacular views of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I walked there from my hotel which was about two miles but the best way to see the city. I packed a bottle of wine and made it to the top of the stairs to take pictures and enjoy the sunset view over the city. Good exercise with a great view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is a must for all visitors. I had the opportunity to take both of the ways up the hill, since I was unable to get a parking spot on the hill. Once I got a parking spot, I paid for the parking at the meter. This area has a full view of Florence, it's breath taking! There's also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is here that the original 'DAVID' by Michelangelo once stood. The piazza is beautiful, the statue is magnificent even as a copy. Well worth the effort for history buffs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked on the 'other side' of the Arno up to this park. The walk was not too much on a cool day and we stopped for something to eat along the way. The view is excellent and it wasn't very crowded which was a bonus. The evening was not as expected because of the cloud cover we didn't get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

spectecular view, you can see much of florence from up here. We were lucky to find a beautiful day, don't be put off by the never ending stairway, its worth it, so go and enjoy !

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overrated for the views, takes a while to get there from town and if u r strict with time the views from the Duomo will be enough

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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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