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Piazzale Michelangelo

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Address: Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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The spot to get the best panoramic view of the city of Florence

This is the spot to take awesome shots of the city of Florence. You will see crowds camping out during twilight/sunset with their tripods. It really offers an amazing view of... read more

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the spot to take awesome shots of the city of Florence. You will see crowds camping out during twilight/sunset with their tripods. It really offers an amazing view of the city and I highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing view of the city! Try this in the morning when you are not tired. There are plenty of stairs to climb up though so wear comfortable shoes!

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Thank Afro S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This piazza is actually understated and almost plain but so evocative. It is sparse, spacious, open and almost a little film settish. It was a stones through from our digs so as we turned the corner and saw the massive copy of David we were quite awestruck. Very much worth a quiet wonder or dare I say promenade across while... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice space has many possibilities to see and walk comfortable easy to find and also has the opportunity to take a moment to choose the way and personal tour

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views of the city and sunset from the steps of Michelangelo's favorite cathedral. Highly recommend visiting for sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Catch a bus up to the Piazzale Michelangelo from train station very cheap and get a wonderful view of Florence and the surrounding area. Stop there for a coffee but drinking standing up as cheaper.

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Thank Jane E
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Wear comfy shoes for a bit of a trek! It's worth it for the panoramic view you get of the city. Beautiful and breathtaking. You walk through some quaint little streets with lovely boutique shops on the way making this enjoyable. I would definitely recommend. Good for burning off the gelato too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly a must-do whilst in Florence. The uphill walk isn't the easiest, but the views are worth double the hike. The views were beautiful in the day, but I would recommend timing the trip with Sunset - romantic and magical.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful vantage point to see the city from. A steepish, but short walk up that is well worth it. The area is good, so its a pleasant stroll from town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the drive up to see the view of Florence and sit for awhile in the lovely restaurant. Highlight was going for a ride in the Ferarri - it cost a lot, but heck, I was in Italy!

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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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