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  • Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence 50125, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Piazzale Michelangelo

If you want to catch those iconic, sweeping views of Florence you've seen in postcards, head to Piazzale Michelangelo. From an elevated position overlooking the city, the fabulous views take in the city's fortified walls, the River Arno, the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio and, of course, the round red dome of the Duomo.

During the day, drink in the views as you stroll along the Renaissance promenade, overlooked by yet another copy of Michelangelo's David. Return in the evening for magical views of Florence floodlit at night.

Practical Info

Piazzale Michelangelo is on the southern bank of the River Arno, in the Oltrarno area.

To get here on foot you need to cross the Ponte alla Grazie bridge near the Santa Croce basilica and make your way to Piazza Poggi. From here, follow the steeply climbing steps and pathways leading uphill from the river to the piazza. Allow a good 45 minutes.

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Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch, Rome, null
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Semi-Private Tour: Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome with Lunch

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Visit two of Tuscany's most representative cities, Florence and Pisa, on a full-day tour. Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, walk along ...  Read more

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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip, Livorno, Private Day Trips
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Ferrari Test Drive in Florence, Florence, Ports of Call Tours
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Ferrari Test Drive in Florence

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Duration: Flexible

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Florence Day Trip From Milan By Train, Milan, Once in a Lifetime Experiences
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Florence Day Trip From Milan By Train

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Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Vespa Panoramic Tour of Florence, Florence, Rail Tours
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Vespa Panoramic Tour of Florence

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Travel through the Renaissance capital of Florence in true Italian style with this 3-hour Vespa tour. Ride your own Vespa scooter, visiting such places as ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Evening Tour of Florence with Visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and Dinner, Florence, Vespa, Scooter & ... 
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Evening Tour of Florence with Visit to Piazzale Michelangelo and Dinner

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Experience the historic heart of Florence at night on a panoramic driving tour, followed by a 3-course dinner. Watch a majestic sunset over the Renaissance ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Tour of Florence with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries and Typical Lunch, Florence, Dining ... 
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Full-Day Tour of Florence with Accademia and Uffizi Galleries and Typical Lunch

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Accademia Gallery Visit, Florence, Full-day Tours
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Florence Sightseeing Tour with Accademia Gallery Visit

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Tales of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia Gallery Skip the Line Ticket with Entry, Florence, ... 
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Small Group Tuscany Day Trip From Florence with Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano, Florence, Walking ... 
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