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Worth the Hike for the Views

Quite a hike from Florence centre but there's regular public transport. The cemetery itself is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neutral Bay, Australia
It is really monumental

I am not very fond of visiting cemeteries, but this one shouldn’t be missed. The monumental... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
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2 weeks ago
“Worth the Hike for the Views”
8 Oct 2018
“It is really monumental”
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Via delle Porte Sante, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a hike from Florence centre but there's regular public transport. The cemetery itself is interesting but the views from around it and below are stunning and well worth the effort of getting here.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I am not very fond of visiting cemeteries, but this one shouldn’t be missed. The monumental cemetery (how it is often called) is located within the fortification complex of the Basilica and it holds the burial sites of many famous Italians with memorable headstones or...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Great walk from the heart of Florence through it can be a little tough at times being uphill a lot of the way but worth it. The views are amazing and once of my most favorite places to visit when I am in Florence.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Next to the church was the Cimitero delle Porte Sante (Cemetery of the Holy Doors), which is called a monumental cemetery because of the many elaborate headstones (often sculptures) throughout the cemetery. As we walked through, we noted many graves followed the Italian custom of...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Beautiful old cemetery. We have visited it in evening, so it was almost empty-we so only 3 or 4 other visitors. In some parts cemetery looked very creepy-crypts, tombstones and statues looked like decorations of horror movie.

Thank Marijus R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is a really beautiful church to visit if you can walk up the hill. It also rewards you with lovely views across the city and a break from the crowds. You can also walk around the corner to Piazzale Michelangelo

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We first walked through this gorgeous and historic cemetery that goes on and on before enjoying vespers with the monks inside the basilica. The entire grounds were a well needed break from the crowds and vendors, and the pairing of nature and history were beautiful....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
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