Piazzale Michelangelo16890 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Firenze, Italy, Florence
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Square, Family And Kids
Designed by architect Giuseppe Pogg on a hill overlooking the historic centre of Florence, this square is dedicated to Florence’s most famous artist. Copies of his most iconic sculptors decorate the square. But people usually come here for the panoramic views the square offers over the city. The neo-classical loggia of the square today has a restaurant, a building originally intended to house a collection of Michelangelo’s works. Some of the iconic sights visible from the square are the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the Bargello. The backdrop of this view is dominated by the Tuscan hills around Florence.
It’s a beautiful place for more than the view; lined with pretty trees and flowering bushes. Vendors are usually selling their wares – souvenirs and snacks.
Designed and built as a tribute to Florence’s most famous artists, the beautiful city square is among the busiest and most frequented attraction among visitors. The best thing about the place is that people do not need to buy Piazzale Michelangelo Tickets to enter the premises. There is no long lines to get the Tickets for Piazzale Michelangelo as the entrance is completely free. One just need to go there to enjoy some great time watching the overview without spending money on anything including Piazzale Michelangelo Ticket Prices.
Piazzale Michelangelo Travel Tips
- There are usually a nearly off-putting number of tourists about, but the view is worth it.
How to Reach Piazzale Michelangelo
- Bus 12 and 13 stop Il David/Piazzale Michelangelo.
- You can just walk up to the hill from downtown Florence.
- La Beppa Fioria
- Osteria San Niccolo
- Pizzeria Gattabuia
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83.15% of people who visit Florence include Piazzale Michelangelo in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
25.43% of people start their Piazzale Michelangelo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Piazzale Michelangelo
91.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo Reviews & Ratings
Very very nice view from the top and the recent renovation work is magnificent! Cute little vendor stalls at the top are a welcomed sight. Would appreciate some more shaded sitting areas at the top as the stone benches get rather hot.
This is a fab place to go for a view of the whole city of Florence. There were a few stalls in the centre of Piazzale Michelangelo selling some food and souvenirs. We arrived at about 4.45pm to get a good spot for the sunset, which was down as 6.35pm. It was good to arrive on the earlier side for a front-row view, as by 6pm the outer walls were full and there were several layers of people standing behind us as the sun set. This meant it was crowded up at the front but we could at least lean against the wall, which made it a bit easier. We must have been there for about 2.5 hours but didn't feel like we had been standing too long. There are a number of bus stops that service the Piazzale Michelangelo, which made it easy to get to and to leave once it got dark. As to the views, the photos speak for themselves but safe to say it was absolutely beautiful. It was lovely to see the city light up for the night. My tip would be to stand on the side towards where the sun sets, as we did and we got a much better view of the colours of sunset than people did who positioned themselves for a wider view of the city. I will absolutely return to see this next time I am in Florence!
One has to experience the energy and vibrancy of a city and one of those spots is being at the highest point of Florence on top of the hill and getting a 360 picturesque view of the city. With beautiful historical architecture to open landscape dotted with elegant Italian cypress trees and vineyard landscapes, the city is beaming with great history and romantic whimsy. Wait and watch the sky change with the brilliant sunset of oranges and purple and you'll never forget Florence, Italy.!!!
Piazza Michelangelo is on a hill on the south bank of the Arno River, just east of the center of Florence, and offers a stunning view of the city. It doesn’t really matter what time of the day you get there because in both day and night you can see a spectacular view of Florence. You can also find a bronze copy of David statue there. If you’re just walking from downtown Florence, you could just pass the Arno River which is a scenery itself and then walk up to the Piazza Michelangelo although I have to admit that the walk gets a little intense with all the stairs that you need to climb up. you can also take a bus or drive up there and there is a 72 spot dedicated parking that you can use to park your car there. By the way, while you are up there, probably it’s a good idea to chill out in La Loggia Del Piazzale Michelangelo which has a great view of the Piazzale Michelangelo and the city and also drinks and environment were great there.
You cannot be in Florence and not visit this place. This one-of-a-kind statue is a sight to behold. Has a lot of open space area to take a lot of photos. You can also see the beautiful Florence city with a spectacular top view. The place is windy and has great ambience. Although, there isn't any shelter around if you find yourself there in a bad weather.