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“The Piazza in the hills.”

Piazzale Michelangelo
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 Piazza in the hills.”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

This spectacular Piazza is located on the top of a large hill over looking city of Florence, the views are breathtaking. The centerpiece of this Piazza is a replica of the statue of David, Kodak moments galore. Try to take a picture of the feral cat called Daisy who will surely please you with her demeanor

Visited August 2013
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Market Michelangelo statue is out of breath, the place where you can see the most beautiful Florence.
Breathtaking scenery literally. If you look at a postcard from the city that shudders at your feet

Visited November 2013
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“David plus one terrific view”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

If you go to Florence and do not go to Piazzale Michelangelo you are missing something wonderful. Try to go there on a sunny day as the views are incredible. A complete panorama of the town below, and you can see the hills surrounding Florence in the distance. You can drive there; park for free, or take a bus from the city, or walk up stairs from the Pitti Palace side of the Arno River. From the Ponte Vecchio it is about a 20 minute walk to the top of the Piazzale.
About 5 minutes from the Piazzale is the Church of San Miniato which should also be visited if you go to Piazzale Michelangelo.

Visited December 2013
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“Best attraction for free”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

The best place for panoramic views of the city, but also of the surrounding Tuscan hills. Easily accessible and, if you have a car, parking is free. How often do you get this in Italian cities? The replica of Michelangelo's David is a bonus, but the real attraction here are the views. Do not miss it!

Visited November 2013
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“Nice View”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Nice view. An attraction worth visiting on your way to San Miniato, which provides a better view however ;)

Visited December 2012
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