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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Andy S
San Ramon, CA15 contributions
great
Oct 2021
exceptional view of Florence. It is a little hike to get there but I promise you it is worth it. bring coins if you want to use the bathroom, they charge 1 euro.
Written 20 October 2021
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Joshua B
Houston, TX212 contributions
Great Views of Florence
Sep 2021
This Piazzale has some of the best views of Florence. It is definitely worth the walk/drive. There are places to eat and get snacks at the top as well. It is great for pictures or just taking in the view!
Written 19 October 2021
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982rodneyl
Grande Prairie, Canada144 contributions
Panoramic view of Florence
Oct 2021
It is worth the walk or short drive out to Piazzale Michelangelo just for the view. Great way to orient yourself upon arrival if you have map with major sites identified
Written 16 October 2021
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Nashville_brent_65
Franklin, TN282 contributions
Put this on your list
Oct 2021 • Couples
Probably the best place to get a magnificent view of the city. Hundreds of people go up there to watch the sunset.
You can see way down the river, the Duomo and practically every other part of the city. Beautiful!
Written 11 October 2021
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Edison F
Miami Beach, FL30 contributions
Gorgeous views of Florence!
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is an absolutely incredible place for viewing Florence. This is a “Not to be missed” stop when in Florence.
There is also a cafe for coffee and drinks. When we went the was live music.
Written 9 October 2021
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csimiriglia
Collingswood, NJ5 contributions
Must see this view of Florence.
Oct 2021
We took a taxi up the hill to Piazzale Michelangelo. The day was overcast but the view was simply amazing. Being able to take in the whole of Florence was almost magical. There are vendors selling things, food carts with outside tables, bus service and a taxi stand. There is also a nice looking restaurant across the street and a bar down a flight of stairs. If you are in Florence, it is worth a quick visit.
Written 9 October 2021
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Mitch S
1 contribution
BEWARE
Oct 2021 • Couples
BEWARE: I watched a middle eastern man skim my credit card at the little mobile food/beverage/snack cart there. Only use cash. I watched him put my credit card under the table and I was pretty sure what he did and the next day someone started large purchases on my card. Hope this helps! The view is totally worth the climb to see and is totally magical.
Written 7 October 2021
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,267 contributions
"take your breath away" view of Florence
Sep 2021
I have been to Florence in 1979, 2001, 2013, and now in 2021. First time ever here in 2021 - WOW WOW WOW! If you come to visit Florence, go here FIRST for the incredible view!
Written 6 October 2021
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tailsock
Raleigh, NC661 contributions
easily the best view in Florence
Sep 2021
There's no better spot to capture the Florence skyline. It gets crowded around sunset but there's still plenty of spots to get your pictures. Expect gaggles of annoying "influencers" along with the selfie stick armies. It's pretty quiet at sunrise though when your only company will be the occasional jogger, street cleaner, or clerk manning the drinks stand. There's a taxi stand that can get you to and from the city center but not in the early morning. The only reason this doesn't get a 5 is the walking distance required to reach and the lack of cabs in the morning.
Written 6 October 2021
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Kegs23
East Lansing, MI60 contributions
Great views of the Duomo and the city at sunset
Sep 2021
This piazzale offers beautiful vistas at sunset, but the secret is out. There was a very large crowd mingling uncomfortably close. We did find outdoor seating at a restaurant across the street for aperitivi.
Written 27 September 2021
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