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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, Tuscany 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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Private Tuscany Excursion. Florence American Cemetery, Greve in Chianti, Winery

Private Tuscany Excursion. Florence American Cemetery, Greve in Chianti, Winery

An enjoyng driving tour from Florence through the Tuscan countryside with a fluent english speaking driver who will drive you to visit some attractions of this area and where you will have, if you are wine lovers, the chance to have a very good lunch with wine tasting (to pay separately at own expanse) in a small winery in the Chianti wine production area. In the afternoon, by customer choice, it will be possible to visit another winery for a second wine tasting (at own expanse) or to stop in Castellina in Chianti to visit this cute little town on top of the tuscan hills.
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  • 8 hours
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Florence & Pisa 1 Day WOW TOUR: Luxury Car, Guide, Entrance Tickets, Lunch incl.

Florence & Pisa 1 Day WOW TOUR: Luxury Car, Guide, Entrance Tickets, Lunch incl.

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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  • 9 hours
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Scooter Electric 1h

Scooter Electric 1h

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sunset to piazzale Michelangelo , after the training for correct use electric scooter start long the river . stop to San Niccolò tower, and restart to Michelangelo square, stop for picture . visit the San Miniato Basilica and go back to meeting point
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Segway Night Tour leader 2h

Segway Night Tour leader 2h

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Avoid the crowds that fill the streets of Florence's historic center during the day with this nighttime Segway tour. You'll explore all the most important sites and by zipping around on a Segway, you'll cover more ground than possible by foot.
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Sunrise Michelangelo square E.scooter with tour leader breakfast

Sunrise Michelangelo square E.scooter with tour leader breakfast

exclusive tou for early risers, accompanied by your tour leader you will see the sun rise over the city of Florence. breakfast included typical Italian, consisting of cappuccino and hot croissant. Unique exclusive tour in Florence
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Electric scooter tour guide

Electric scooter tour guide

we will go to see the Chianti hills, passing from Piazzale Michelangelo to then reach the house where Galileo Galilei lived until we reach the Medici villa. The electric scooter is very simple and safe and in 2h you will discover a unique Florence
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Segway photographs and videos 2h

Segway photographs and videos 2h

2h with tour leader Eng( not a Guide) The leader will take you around the entire ancient city of Florence for a total duration of two hours. You will discover Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, the Uffizzi (exterior), Piazza Santa Croce, the Basilica of San Lorenzo and the marvelous panorama on the terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo where you can admire the city from above. your guide will take pictures and videos in the most beautiful monuments of Florence and will be immediately delivered to you at the end of the tour
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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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Kickbike Adventure through Florence with locals

Kickbike Adventure through Florence with locals

Get ready for extreme fun and fitness on a footbike tour! The footbike/ Kickbike is a type of scooter that features a larger front wheel than back wheel and a platform upon which the rider can stand and kick off from the ground. When utilized in cities, footbikes provide an excellent means of transportation throughout small, crowded streets. As you adventure around the beautiful city of Florence, you will discover amazing monuments, hidden treasures, and charming neighborhoods. You will pass by the banks of the Arno River and have the opportunity to see famous Italian architecture. No matter your age, riding a footbike in Florence will make you feel like a kid again, and you will not even realize that you have completed an incredible workout. • Visit the important sites of Florence in 2 hours • Footbike/kickbike • Helmet • Expert tour guide
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