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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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Florence-not only Highlights-History with view of Piazzale Michelangelo - Private

Florence-not only Highlights-History with view of Piazzale Michelangelo - Private

Our tour begins in the morning, before many other tours, when Florence is still calm and you can admire the wonders that the city offers in tranquility. We will touch on important but more unusual points than on classic tours, without neglecting the history and art present in Florence. Specifically, the tour will embrace different periods and styles, from the year 1000 to 1900. One of the stops, just outside the historic center, is located in the most beautiful panoramic point of Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo. From here you can take splendid pictures. This is a tour that combines important monuments, their stories, and breathtaking views !!!
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Sunset with Gelato - From Santa Croce to San Niccolò - Private Tour

Sunset with Gelato - From Santa Croce to San Niccolò - Private Tour

The tour begins at twilight, when peace descends upon the city. We will be visiting important but less known places without ignoring its historical and artistic patrimony. The tour will take into account periods and styles from 1000 dc to 1900 dc. We will stop in one of the spots with the most spectacular view of Florence; Piazzale Michelngelo. The tour will end in the San Niccolò nieghborhood, a place a bit off of the tourst track where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy one od the best home-made "gelato" the city has to offer. This is a tour that combines importan t monuments, breathtaking views and a lesser known aspect of the city... its nightlife
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Sunset with Gelato - From Santa Croce to San Niccolò - Small Group

Sunset with Gelato - From Santa Croce to San Niccolò - Small Group

The tour begins at twilight, when peace descends upon the city. We will be visiting important but less known places without ignoring its historical and artistic patrimony. The tour will take into account periods and styles from 1000 dc to 1900 dc. We will stop in one of the spots with the most spectacular view of Florence; Piazzale Michelngelo. The tour will end in the San Niccolò nieghborhood, a place a bit off of the tourst track where you can mingle with the locals and enjoy one od the best home-made "gelato" the city has to offer. This is a tour that combines importan t monuments, breathtaking views and a lesser known aspect of the city... its nightlife
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Florence-not only Highlights-History overlooking Piazzale Michelangelo - Small Group

Florence-not only Highlights-History overlooking Piazzale Michelangelo - Small Group

Our tour begins in the morning, before many other tours, when Florence is still calm and you can admire the wonders that the city offers in tranquility. We will touch on important but more unusual points than on classic tours, without neglecting the history and art present in Florence. Specifically, the tour will embrace different periods and styles, from the year 1000 to 1900. One of the stops, just outside the historic center, is located in the most beautiful panoramic point of Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo. From here you can take splendid pictures. This is a tour that combines important monuments, their stories, and breathtaking views !!!
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Beautiful Photo Walk in Florence!

Beautiful Photo Walk in Florence!

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Experience Florence by having a beautiful walk in the historical city centre and its magical streets! Get the best photos of your holidays with an exclusive and experienced professional photographer posing in front of some of the most beautiful florentine monuments! Receive a sneak peak of 5 images in 48h to share with your loved ones and on your social media. Have a personnel and free consultation about your itinerary (you can choose between the historical city centre or Piazzale Michelangelo and if you have a special request I’ll do my best to make it happen!) and outfit (feel free to bring any accessories to your session, including comfortable shoes.). This experience it’s ideal for couples, families or even solo travelers if you’re thinking of getting great pictures besides your selfies or having your foot/head cut by others. A great idea for honeymoons, anniversaries, engagements, happy family moments.
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Private Photographic Experience in Florence

Private Photographic Experience in Florence

Ours is a unique experience of its kind. We offer you a photo shoot, a reportage of your visit in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, lasting 2 hours, where we will accompany you to the most beautiful places in the city, we will let you discover unknown but equally unmissable glimpses. During our meeting we will be happy to offer you a typically Italian breakfast if the tour takes place in the morning or an aperitif if it takes place in the afternoon. The following day the files of your photos will be ready and we will deliver them to you on an elegant USB stick at your hotel or elsewhere if you prefer.
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Small-Group Florence Sunset Tour with Dinner

Small-Group Florence Sunset Tour with Dinner

Exclusive tour of Florence at sunset. Take part in this small group tour and enjoy the amazing panorama from Piazzale Michelangelo. During the tour you will touch the main sites of this marvelous city, starting from the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio, one of the most famous bridges of Florence that links the two areas separated by the Arno River. At the end of the tour you will enjoy an amazing dinner in a typical Tuscan restaurant. At the end of the tour your personal driver will lead you back to the tour starting point.
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Florence and Chianti Wine Tasting Tour by Minivan from Pisa

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See some of Florence's top attractions and go wine tasting in Chianti with this 9-hour day trip from Pisa that includes the Uffizi Gallery. Explore the Tuscan capital and the famous collection of the Uffizi with or without a guide. Visit a wine cellar for a Chianti wine tasting in the afternoon. Travel in a comfortable minivan.
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Florence: 24hr, 48hr & 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Walking Tour

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Florence: 24hr, 48hr & 72hr Hop-On Hop-Off Guided Walking Tour

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With your Vox City Walks pass, discover Florence with unlimited sightseeing. Join and leave our flexible walking tour circuits as you please; escorted by local experts who are on hand to meet you throughout the day. Simply track your nearest expert in real-time with our app and begin uncovering 100s of key sights, including Duomo II, Ponte Vecchio & Uffizi Palace! Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Tuscany capital, thanks to the engaging storytelling from your live guide. Hop-off your guided tour and self-guide whenever you wish; perhaps to admire Florence' array of Renaissance architectures and popular art galleries. Tune into your multilingual audio commentary, navigate through suggested itineraries, pinpoint sights and discover the best photo spots, all offline, day or night - it couldn't be easier! When you're ready, join an escorted tour at your nearest meeting point and continue your exploration! Vox City is the flexible and unique way to discover Florence.
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Explore Florence on a Segway, which allows you to cover lots of ground in a short amount of time, with a private guide. You'll get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary while riding your 2-wheeled, self-balancing electric scooter. All instruction and use of equipment are included.
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Michelangelo Tour 1h

Michelangelo Tour 1h

with the electric scooter the church of San Miniato and the Piazzale Michelangelo, moving freely with an expert guide who will show you the way to go in complete safety
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Tour en bicicleta por Florencia con Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Kickbike Adventure through Florence with locals

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