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Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo

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Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, 50125

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.

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Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
$39.97 per adult
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The Bike tour was the...
The Bike tour was the perfect way to experience Florence. The views were amazing! Our guide was wonderful!
Scott_S, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Fabulous way to see Florence
Judith_M, Aug 2022
Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square
Fantastic way to see Florence at night. The ride is not too hard and you get to see a beautiful sunset if you take the night tour. Our guide was great and overall experience fabulous.
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Awesome tour with awesome guide
Marylse_W, Jul 2022
Florence by golf Cart Piazzale Michelangelo
The surprise of the view at the Piazza Michelangelo! Giovanni was a perfect guide, we loved the tour
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Florence eco tour with Giovanni
Ruth_S, Jul 2022
Florence by golf Cart Piazzale Michelangelo
We loved the personal experience Giovanni gave us on the tour - with suggestions on where and what to do and being happy to stop when we wanted to take a photo or get a beverage to cool off. Booking and communication was a breeze and Giovanni even called to suggest we meet a bit later to get a good photo with the sunset, which is now one of our favourites photos. We felt safe, had fun, enjoyed talking with him and would highly recommend.
star-5
Wonderful way to see the city
Michelle_G, Apr 2022
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
We spent our first morning in Florence on the bike tour. It was wonderful. Our guide had great information about the city and obviously had a love for the culture and the art. The tour was not overly challenging and even the climb to Piazzale Michelangelo was manageable for all ages Overall a fantastic time. Enjoy.
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Super toer
Renaud_R, Jul 2022
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Very good gide who even after the tour gave us great information. Discovered even the best gellato from Firemze We ll come back.
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Wow factor
Linda_N, Jul 2022
Florence Panoramic Tour by minivan: amazing view from Piazzale Michelangelo
Best tour of Florence. I missed my first tour by bus but i got a tour of the museum and a walking tour as well.
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A complete view of Florence
Glenn_W, Jul 2022
Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square
Great tour guide. Beautiful day to see all of Florence and Tuscany. It was a great ride. More than we expected.
star-4
Good option to see Florence
Harold_M, Jun 2022
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Very good tour, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short time to get familiar with the city and note places to go back to. The streets were semi-bike friendly. Guides were knowledgeable.
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Amazing views!
Katie_C, Jun 2022
Florence by golf Cart Piazzale Michelangelo
Giovanni brought our tour to life! This tour was fantastic. We got to see the highlights of Florence in a shaded golf cart. The highlight was the Piazza Michelangelo-the view takes your breath away. Giovanni was so kind to stop and take pictures of us along the way. Highly recommend!
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We had an amazing time. I...
Kristen_D, May 2022
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
We had an amazing time. I was surprised how much we were able to cover in two hours. Totally with it So informative. We had a blast!
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Alberto was engaging and...
Shelly_P, May 2022
Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Alberto was engaging and friendly. He is proud of his beautiful Firenze and shared many interesting details. I highly recommend him!
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Highlight for our trip to Florence
Jrdis_K, Aug 2021
Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square
Raphael Is an phantastic guide With much Sense of Humor! Grandios Tour, easy to ride! TXS for this nice evening!!!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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