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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence

Categories: Lookouts, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 18,000+ reviews on the web
Piazzale Michelangelo is decorated with bronze replicas of some of Michelangelo's best-known sculptures. This famous square offers panoramic city views. Designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869, this plaza stands on a hill just south of the historic town center. Poggi designed this public space as a terraced observation deck, which today houses a popular restaurant. The view encompasses the heart of Florence, numerous bridges crossing the river Arno, and the hills beyond the city's skyline. See Piazzale Michelangelo and all Florence has to offer by arranging your trip with our Florence vacation route planner.
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  • For me the best souvenir of Florence. It's worth the climb on foot which is long but that is more than compensated for when you get there. If you would like to be able to take the Bus.
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  • We were on a short trip to florence and wanted to spend time in evening .Decided to visit Piazzale Michalangelo .Bought bus tickets from local tabbachi shop and boarded bus number 12 going to the piaz...  read more »
  • A must visit location with the best views of the Florence skyline. Take your time and enjoy this romantic setting. Better still, arrange to be here for a sunset. Go crazy taking photos. 
  • Great views of Florence. It gets busy (especially once the tourist buses roll in). If this bothers you try go early (ideally before 8am on a weekday). If you don't mind lots of tourists, sunset is also a nice time to go and enjoy a bottle of bubbly. Though if you want to get a seat on the stairs try get there at least an hour before sunset!
  • Wonderful panoramic views of the city of Florence in all directions. A fairly steep climb but worth the effort. Relax with a cold beer & admire the stunning vistas
  • Situated on the opposite side of the Arno river as the duomo and Uffizi, Michelangelo Plaza rests atop a hillside overlooking the old city. Be aware that it is quite a walk up the hill with stairs too but isn't too bad. You get a stunning view of Florence and at sunset the hills glow giving you even more impressive view. If you go during the day there is also a church and Fort nearby with great views of Florence and the surrounding hillside as well.
  • How is it possible to give this a negative review? The view from the hill is beautiful. I advise walking further into the countryside if you have a lot of time in Florence. I personally am not as into museums as most, and enjoyed walking through the hills of Tuscany. 5 out of 5. 10 out of 10.
  • Great views of the city! We came here twice -- during the day and at night for the night view. When walking, don't trust google walking directions -- walk up the foot path from Torre di San Niccolò, that's the easiest. There is also a city bus stop, worked great for us on the way back.
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