Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo
Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo Tours and Tickets

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The most famous scenic overlook in Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo is beloved for its 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.

  • Open daily
  • Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Tuscany, 50125

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THOMAS_L, Nov 2023
Great trip around Florence pointing out the major sights.
Watching the sunset over Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Visit to Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti. A great restaurant recommendation.
Dana_S, Nov 2023
Francesco was amazing showing us Florence!
Francesco made the tour INCREDIBLE! So nice and knowledgeable and fun! One of the very best things we did in Florence!
jenny_w, Nov 2023
Best day in Florence
Love it! Stefano our tour guide shared many historical info with us, he is very knowledgeable! And The special thing about this bike tour is they include piazza Michael Angelo, the most beautiful place in Florence.
Must-go Piazza Michelangelo at sunset
Thank you Jamel for bringing us on a tour of Florence, and for making it just in time for sunset at the Piazza Michelangelo! Glorious view of the city panorama, wouldn’t be complete without a visit at Piazza Michelangelo. Highly recommend.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Piazzale Michelangelo hours of operation?
Piazzale Michelangelo hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:Is Piazzale Michelangelo worth visiting?
A:Yes, Piazzale Michelangelo is worth visiting for its panoramic vista of Florence. Other popular viewpoints in Florence, such as the Duomo, offer great city views, but you can't see popular attractions from their own viewpoints. At Piazzale Michelangelo, it's all about the uninterrupted view of Florence's top attractions.
Q:Do you need a ticket for Piazzale Michelangelo?
A:No, you do not need a ticket for Piazzale Michelangelo as it is a public square you can freely visit. Unlike the views from other Florence viewpoints, such as the Duomo and Giotto's Bell Tower, the ones at Piazzale Michelangelo don't cost a thing.
Q:How hard is the walk to Piazzale Michelangelo?
A:The walk to Piazzale Michelangelo can be challenging if you have limited mobility. To reach its hillside viewpoint on foot, you must climb a series of staircases or follow winding roads. From the bottom of the hill, it generally takes about 10 minutes, with very few flat sections.
Q:Can you drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo?
A:Yes, you can drive up to Piazzale Michelangelo and park in the large parking lot behind its panoramic terrace. To get there, you must take either Viale Michelangiolo or the narrow, winding Via del Monte alle Croci. Finding a parking space is difficult at popular times, such as sunset.
Q:What is the best time to go to Piazzale Michelangelo?
A:Most visitors prefer Piazzale Michelangelo at sunset. While it is often busy at sunset, you get to see the colors of the sun's afterglow in the sky over the historical center and along the Arno river. Once the sun goes down, you can see Florence illuminated.
Q:Why is Piazzale Michelangelo famous?
A:Piazzale Michelangelo is famous for offering an uninterrupted view of Florence. You can visit it whenever you like while you're here. What makes it such a popular viewpoint is that you can see most of Florence’s iconic landmarks all at once from its prime location across the Arno river.