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Piazzale Michelangelo Tours

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Piazzale Michelangelo
The most famous scenic overlook in Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is beloved for its breathtaking views over the city’s rooftops. From this 19th-century square set on a hillside in the Oltrarno neighborhood, panoramic views stretch over the Rose Garden, Ponte Vecchio spanning the river Arno, the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's iconic Duomo and bell tower, and the Tuscan hills beyond.

The Basics
A stop to take in the stunning view from Piazzale Michelangelo is a must during any sightseeing tour, shore excursion, or day trip in Florence and can be paired with a private tour of the nearby church of San Miniato al Monte. Though the overlook can be reached on foot during a walking tour, its location along a panoramic road winding up the Florentine hills also makes it a popular destination for tours of the city by car or Vespa scooter.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square, dedicated to Michelangelo, is dotted with bronze casts of his sculptures. The most famous is David, the original of which is on display in the Accademia Gallery.
  • For a romantic evening, watch the sun set over Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, or end your day by taking in the beautiful view of the twinkling lights of the city at night.
  • There is no shade on the square, so bring a hat and sunscreen if visiting during the day.
  • During summer, a number of nearby cafes and nightclubs with outdoor seating and music offer a taste of Florence's vibrant nightlife.

How to Get to Piazzale Michelangelo
By foot, cross the Ponte alle Grazie bridge near the Santa Croce basilica and make your way to Piazza Poggi. From there, climb the steps and pathways leading uphill from the river to the square. The walk is pleasant but steep, so allow at least 45 minutes. Otherwise, bus lines 12 and 13 both stop near the overlook.

When to Get There
Since the square is most crowded during the middle of the day, a sunrise or sunset visit means that you can enjoy the best view of Florence in relative peace.

San Miniato al Monte
Further up the hill, San Miniato al Monte is considered Tuscany's finest Romanesque church and one of the most scenic in Italy. The church dates back to 1013 and is adjoined to an Olivetan monastery where monks produce liqueurs, honey and herbal teas, sold in the monastery's shop.
Address: Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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Electric Bike Tour

Electric Bike Tour

A uniquely pleasant way to discover the city, E-bike tour is one of the most distinct ways to explore the city. Enjoy a glimpse of all the hidden treasures in the birthplace of Renaissance. Take joy in the beautiful landscape of Florence while taking a relax bike ride with an expert English speaking guide.
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Florence & Pisa 1 Day WOW TOUR: Luxury Car, Guide, Entrance Tickets, Lunch incl.

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Are you planning a trip to Tuscany or a Shore Excursion from Livorno? Pisa leaning Tower and Florence must be on your must-see list! All in one day! Just sit back, relax in a comfortable private car, and discover everything about these two gems. - Only your or your group can participate in this activity! - Your driver will pick you from your hotel/apartment/Ship dock to discover the elegance of the Florence Renaissance. - Travel in style and comfort in a luxury Mercedes to Pisa. - Climb the leaning tower and enjoy the majestic Fields of Miracles. You will be back to your hotel/apartment in the early evening/on time for your embarkation. Note: Tickets to the leaning tower and Florence museums must be booked with significant advance. On Monday, Accademia, Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti are not open. On its place, you will visit the not less precious Palazzo Vecchio.
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Florence Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

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Florence Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Tour

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Zip through the streets and squares of Florence in true Italian style — in the sidecar of a vintage motorcycle. A driver handles all the sharp turns and navigation so you and a companion can enjoy the ride and all the Renaissance sights. Access smaller alleyways where cars can’t go, and take to the Florentine hills for panoramic views.
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Ferrari and Aperitif 26 km

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Slip into the driver’s seat of a pristine Ferrari 2+2 seats for a luxury joy ride through the Florentine hills. Test the Italian supercar’s handling and speed as you hug curves and accelerate on the ascent to Fiesole, where you’ll pull off to enjoy a panoramic views of Florence. The scenery is even sweeter with a virgin aperitif in hand at a 5-star hotel overlooking the city’s medieval red rooftops.
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Private Professional Photographer Photo Shoot in Florence

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Electric scooter tour guide

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Private Photographer in Florence

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Capture your trip to Florence with a professional photographer who will snap amazing photos while you make memories around the city. Have your photographer capture you in candid moments or use their expertise to create portraits and group or family photos.
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Tuk tuk Ape Calessino in Florence / Toscana (Florence / Tuscany)

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