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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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The view will take your breath away!

We discovered this by a viewing camera on the top of the duomo! Be prepared for a walk to get here but it is definitely worth it! As we didn't get to see the real David this... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We discovered this by a viewing camera on the top of the duomo! Be prepared for a walk to get here but it is definitely worth it! As we didn't get to see the real David this bronze statue was an added bonus. We went late at night, there wasn't many tourists just other couples peacefully enjoying the view. However... More 

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Must do, when in town. Great aerial view at the entire Florence, if weather permits you can see everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want a view of the city all to yourself go at sunrise. If you want an unforgettable experience with friends grab some wine and snacks and watch sunset while sitting on the steps, but it will be more crowded. Either way a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go up at sunset for a great view! You will not be disappointed! Bring a bottle of wine and sit on the steps.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

for sunset many people goes up to Piazza to enjoy the great view of the old city and if the sun is shining then the view is even more breath taking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommend making the trip all the way to the top because it was the bast way to see the whole of Florence!

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Nice view during the night and also during the day,a very big free parking available with a good restaurant across!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most popular spot for a panoramic view of Florence. I recommend going there during sunset, otherwise you won't enjoy as much. Also bring water with you because it's a little more pricier up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in Florence with a few friends and enjoyed an afternoon stroll round the square. people watching, Ice cream and coffee

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a lovely spot to go to watch the sunset. You'll also be joined by most of the other tourists in the city however it is still a nice spot. I would recommend it and definitely bring a camera. Also I was there in November and sitting/standing around waking for the right lighting for photos did get a little... More 

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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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