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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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Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
$47.12 per adult
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Best two hours in Florence!
We enjoyed our bike tour with Seif. He was informed and patient with our group. He answered all of our questions and accommodated members of our group who were not as fit.
Marjan_G, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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Best two hours in Florence
Marjan_G, Jul 2021
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
We enjoyed our tour with Seif. He was informed and patient. He gave extra time to members of the group who were not as fit. He answered our questions and made Florence even more interesting!
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Great way to learn and get around Florence
Brigitte, Jun 2021
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Raphael was great. Gave us wonderful understanding of both history of Florence and explained many of the various art pieces through to the city. He spoke directly to everyone in the group including the teenager. Gave specific dates and things he needed to keep in mind. View from piazza Michelangelo was amazing. Had a great time. Bikes worked great. While every tour is different in total did about 6 miles.
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Very nice experience
Sandra_B, Oct 2020
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
It was raining all morning and the guide tried to contact me, to reschedule. Unfortunately I didn't give the right phone number and so she couldn't reach me. But when I showed up and was the only one who was there, she gave me a tour anyway despite the rain. The guide was very knowledgeable, in a good spirit and when even the sun began to shine I had a very good time, saw all the hot spots of Florence with a lot of history. I can recommend this tour definitely.
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Great way to see Florence!
Cheotony, Sep 2019
Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with amazing view from Michelangelo Square
We had a great night on our electric bikes. Our guide Gabriel was great. Since it ended up being just two of us on his tour, we talked about what we wanted to see. With little to no traffic, along with many bike lanes along the way, it was a stress-free ride. And using the electric bike on those hills came in handy. Totally recommend!
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Awesome bike tour!
Marcel_J, Oct 2020
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
You can t help to fall in love with this lovely tour. Julia wil leave no stone unturned about firenze history and take good care of you. The hill ride is quite steep but totally worth it. Book this and enjoy!
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Great guide!
Steven_W, Aug 2020
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
It was very nice, lovely tour. Also good to go with kids. And we had a great guide; Alberto! Thanks!
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A must do tour when you are in Florence. Highly recommended.
newworldharbour, Feb 2020
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
If you are in Florence and if you can ride a bike, this is an excellent activity to do. Not only you get to go to different iconic places in 2 hours but my guide, Sophia, is extremely knowledgeable. It's a must do tour when you are in Florence.
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Superb experience, highly recommended
cmh1966ch, Jan 2020
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Tour guide, Raffaello, was so passionate about the history of Florence and also added great humour into it. Felt very safe on the bikes as he ensured a clear passage through pedestrians & along the roads, always checking we were okay. Told us information about places you would never know by just walking by.
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Nice Tour
michaelamohl, Nov 2019
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
We liked the tour very much. Sophia was a very nice and friendly guide. Her informations were interesting and helpfully. We enjoyed the tour very much! We would recommend the tour at all people who are looking for a special and individual way to discover Firenze :-)
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Great introduction to Florence
724carmellab, Aug 2019
Half-Day Bike Tour of Florence with Piazzale Michelangelo
Sophia was a great guide, very attentive and knowledgeable. She made the tour informative and bikes made it different to walking tour. Kids (10yo &12yo) were entertained throughout the tour, but not sure they understood everything. Would have appreciated a look at route before set off, just to orientate ourselves in relation to city sights

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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