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Folon e il Giardino delle Rose

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Address: Viale Giuseppe Poggi, 2, Florence, Italy
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beautiful view of Florence

Nice place even on a rainy December day, probably in spring and summer it looks even better. Don't miss it on your way to piazzale Michelangelo

Reviewed 17 February 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice place even on a rainy December day, probably in spring and summer it looks even better. Don't miss it on your way to piazzale Michelangelo

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

When you go (and you must) to Florence and to Piazza Michelangelo to see the most beautiful sunset over the city, take some minutes to visit this public garden and take pictures of the stunning views.

Thank Luli_EM
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This Garden on top of a hill near Piazzale Michelangelo is a beautiful place for a beautiful view of Florence. It is a very calm relaxing way to have a break from the crowded streets as well. And I love Roses.

Thank MissMagdalen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Overload and fatigue can be the byproduct of 'doing' Florence. This modest sanctuary is a delight. Even a rose garden in January can offer peace, calm and tranquil beauty without a bloom in sight. A lasting living legacy. Very special.

Thank katieteakle
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everybody is rushing above you but this is a descent place where you can take your time and enjoy the view.

Thank Marie K
Florence, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

just below Piazzale Michelangelo is the Rose Garden. It's green and beautiful, it's peaceful and serene. As hundreds of people hustle and bustle in Piazzale Michelangelo, there is only a handful of people in the rose garden. We saw one girl studying in the grass. We sat on a bench and admired the view of the city and enjoyed the... More 

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Kovilpatti, India
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

OK, not all roses were in bloom, yet there were a good few roses, chilis, oranges, lemons, olives, apricots and the garden was all empty. Good for a picnic on a the odd nice day in October.

Thank Shyamis
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

To be fair visiting a rose garden in late September is not the time to see it at its best. This free garden is a nice way to wind back down from the Pizzale Michelangelo. Even though the roses weren't in bloom there are several interesting sculptures dotted throughout the garden. And the view of Florence are great..

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This free attraction can be easily missed. We noticed a gate on the way up to the Piazzale Michelangelo on the left hand side adjacent to the hill / steps we were climbing but continued straight up to the Piazzale. On the way back down from the Piazzale we decided to go a different route and check this out. Lovely... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Easaly missed but, it's close to the piazza by the road going up the hill. We were there in August and the Roses was almost all gone but, still a very nice park. A little bit futher down is the Japanese garden that also is worth seeing.

Thank Niclas F

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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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