Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence: Address, Piazzale Michelangelo Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazzale Michelangelo
4.5
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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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Paradise179849
Houston, TX5 contributions
Dec 2021
In spite of overcast, cool temperatures this and the adjoining San Minato church proved to be " can't miss " locations to view Firenze. We were in this plaza in the evening and again during the day on another day. We sat in awe and uncomprehending of all the history , culture, and art contained within this city. Great location for selfies and photos in general. The piazza has a refreshment stand, a copy of The David. Accessible by bus, car and taxi. The walk back into Firenze takes you down a steep set of stairs, but they are doable. ( you may be embarrassed as I was by the runners going up those stairs!) The City is about a mile away so we took the bus up and walked back.
Written 10 January 2022
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Dario M
Reano, Italy80 contributions
Oct 2021
Fantastic place to be visited, you've got a big overview about Florence.
I suggest time in the afternoon close to sunset, lights will be very romantic.
Written 5 January 2022
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soggywaffles
Albuquerque, NM10 contributions
Dec 2021
The walk up the hill is 100% worth it. The views are amazing. It really lets you appreciate the size and majesty of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There is plenty of space to grab your pictures.
Written 2 January 2022
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal189 contributions
Dec 2021
There are many places to stand or sit, especially at sunset. You get a commanding view of Florence and the countryside. Great place to walk to and it's free!
Written 14 December 2021
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Emily F
Nashville, TN43 contributions
Oct 2021
Okay my review title is a little dramatic but THESE VIEWS! I knew I wanted to try and catch the sunset here and we were running late so we took a taxi, and wow am I glad we did. The sunset from here is unreal and you can see all of the incredible buildings and landmarks that Florence has to offer. Take photos, grab a drink from a vendor, and soak it in. It was extremely crowded when we went and somehow still peaceful. A free must-do activity.
Written 12 December 2021
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milasraw g
8 contributions
Nov 2021
The view of Florance is very nice from there. You need to climb little bit up but it deffinetly word doing that.
Written 10 December 2021
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HeaveNEarth
Fairfax, VA203 contributions
Nov 2021
Use the Ponte Grazie to go across the river. If you missed the sunset time, go up there in the evening and night. It is worth the climb. The shortest climb is to across the Ponte Grazie and up the hill near Torre di San Niccolo. The night view as we were there around 8 pm in the winter was spectacular. A must visit during your Firenze trip.
Written 4 December 2021
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Lee Ann Murray
Dallas, TX297 contributions
Nov 2021
We were staying on the other side of the bridge so we took a cab to Piazzale Michelangelo around 3pm to have plenty of time to catch the sunset and wow, it was amazing. The views are spectacular, you can see the whole city and there are multiple places to take the perfect pictures so everyone wasn't crammed all into one. But the best picture is at the front of the tiny ice cream shop (that was closed when we went), but we snuck under the rope and it was the perfect place since it jutted out a bit. Afterwards we walked down the staircase back into town, stopping at the gardens.
Written 4 December 2021
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geegeeOttawa
Ottawa, Canada156 contributions
Nov 2021
It's worth the walk to watch the sun set on the beautiful city of Florence. It was quite magical. Plus the road up to the Piazzale is a fun walk.
Written 29 November 2021
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EsvyNYC
New York City, NY31 contributions
Nov 2021
Sunrise, Sunset or middle of the day. This is by far the best view in all of Florence! And to be honest, it's one of my top top 5 viewpoints in the entire world!
Written 28 November 2021
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