Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo
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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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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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Eric
Singapore, Singapore76 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
A short uphill walk from Ponte Vecchio (bridge with jewel shops) along Arno River - took us about 20mins. View from the top is breathtaking. Worthwhile to visit at both day break and sunset to get two unique views of Florence. Personally, I prefer the sunset view when the sun is at the front horizon as one views the city. A must-see when in Florence.
Written 31 January 2023
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CDNTerry
Toronto, Canada324 contributions
Jan 2023
Very nice walk to this piazza. About 20 minutes walk from the Uffizi Gallery. Good climb up the paths and stairs through the park to get to the top. Great views of the city and surrounding countryside. Worth the effort if you want the exercise, or take the bus or a taxi if you just want the views.
Written 30 January 2023
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Ramesh S
Canada2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
One of tha most beautiful place in Florence .my children like this place very much and very clean Place........
Written 24 January 2023
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania309 contributions
Aug 2022
This is one of the best spots to see the old city from. It is not that well known, so it's not that crowded. To get there you have to climb some stairs, but it's totally worth it.
Written 24 January 2023
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JenniferKworld
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Jan 2023
I love the Piazzale Michelangelo and I recomment buying some bread and cheese and salami or some fruit and having lunch al fresco up there so you can spend a good long time admiring the view. The view across Florence is superb and it's wonderful to see the mountains in the distance. I was excited to see snow on the mountaintops and it made it easy to put up with the crisp breeze blowing through the piazza. It's a nice walk from the centre of the city and not too steep with steps and ramps. Also worth stopping off at the Rose garden along the way though definitely more spectacular in the summer months when the roses would be in bloom. The walk and the Paizzale itself are defintiely worth a couple of hours of your time in Florence.
Written 23 January 2023
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Steve S
Palm Springs, CA1,676 contributions
Sep 2022
We hiked up to the Piazzale Michelangelo to catch sunset with a superb view of the city. A fairly strenuous walk to a very crowded overlook. Lots of fun being among so many enthusiastic people watching the sun set over the city of Florence. I consider this one of the best experiences in Florence.
Written 23 January 2023
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milsteinrachel
Chicago, IL27 contributions
Dec 2022
Wonderful view of Florence. We went in the early evening during the winter and it was magnificent. The only downfall was that it was challenging to get a taxi back to the city as there is a taxi stand but taxis themselves were not plentiful at this location, maybe due to the time of day/year. Definitely recommend the view though!
Written 18 January 2023
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Nuncio D
Pembroke Pines, FL29 contributions
Jan 2023
This place offers great views of Florence, for sure, but be ready for a hard walk, uphill. Make sure to eat well and drink water before you go (and more water while you go up). For me, it was really worth it the walk, but for my wife and daughter it was tough.
Written 16 January 2023
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Maire O
dublin32 contributions
Jan 2023
You can see over Florence from here. You can walk up, a high hill but very doable, take a bus , which we were told is great to see the unfolding vista, or take a cab.
Written 11 January 2023
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Luke
Brno, Czech Republic9 contributions
Jul 2022
Piazzale Michelangelo is the best place where you can see whole Florence from one place. You have to definitely go to this place when you want to visit Florence. It is on the hill with great view ever. Nice and romantic.
Written 10 January 2023
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