Piazzale Michelangelo

Piazzale Michelangelo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

1. Florence: 2-Hour Guided Sightseeing Bike Tour

Meet your guide and get kitted out with your bike gear. Hop on, then set off for your adventure through Florence’s atmospheric streets.  Glide through the city and learn about its impressive history, architecture, and culture from your guide. Highlights of the tour include Medici Palace, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce, and Oltrarno, the most authentic neighborhood of Florence across the river Arno. At each location, learn about the famous people who once lived and worked here, and the importance of the landmarks to the history of Florence.

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

2. Florence: E-Bike Tour with Michelangelo Square

Cycle through the city of Florence to discover the hidden treasures of the birthplace of the Renaissance. Listen to captivating stories while touring through many of the significant squares that make Florence so rich in history and art. Discover the Medici Palace, which was the home of Cosimo the Elder and the workplace of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Botticelli. Then visit Republic Square, one of the main squares in Florence that has formed the city center since Roman times. Also, visit Michelangelo Square, to take in the best panoramic views of the city. Discover the captivating history of the city that gave birth to incredible artists and amazing scientists. During your ride, you'll also come across historic and religious landmarks, such as Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, and the Basilicas of Santo Spirito, Santa Croce, and San Lorenzo.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

3. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

4. Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 10 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 11 Libertà Stop 12 Donatello Stop 13 Beccaria Stop 14 Santa Croce Stop 15 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Ferrucci Stop 2 Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Porta San Frediano Stop 8 Rotonda Barbetti Stop 9 Piazza Indipendenza Line B (currently suspended) Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Michelangelo Stop 2 Ferrucci Stop 3 Demidoff Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Zecca Vecchia Stop 6 Lungo l'Affrico Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Regresso Stop 10 Fiesole Stop 11 Regresso Stop 12 San Domenico Stop 13 Righi (ostello) Stop 14 Stadio Stop 15 Matteotti Stop 16 Libertà Stop 17 La Pira Stop 18 Leopolda Stop 19 Piazzale delle Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 20 Shelly Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 21 Vittorio Veneto Stop 22 Curtatone Stop 23 Soderini Stop 24 Tasso Stop 25 Porta Romana Stop 26 Machiavelli Stop 27 Galileo

Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

5. Florence: Eco-Friendly Panoramic Tour in Electric Golf Cart

Enjoy an eco-friendly ride through the ancient streets and iconic squares of Florence on an electric golf cart. Experience the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" with all its famous landmarks and learn the history behind each corner with your audio guide. Strap in to your cart, select your language, and embark on an unforgettable sightseeing tour along the historic streets of Florence. Visit emblematic landmarks like the Duomo Square, home of the 4th biggest cathedral in the world: the Santa Maria del Fiore. Then, ride straight into the heart of Florence and arrive at Republic Square, the very spot where the city was born in 89 BC. Continue to Signoria Square and view the famous statues such as the powerful Perseus by B. Cellini and the copy of David by B. Michelangelo. Discover the Great Pantheon of Florence and glide past the Basilica di Santa Croce where many great Italians were laid to rest, including Michelangelo, Galileo, and Macchiavelli among others. Ride along the Arno river and ascend the surrounding hills to reach Michelangelo Square. Be rewarded with the most breathtaking views of Florence.

Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

6. Full-Day Excursion to Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti

Enjoy a full-day excursion by minivan to see the beautiful Chianti area and to visit the cities of Siena and San Gimignano.  Depart at 9:00 AM from Piazza Cavalleggeri, the meeting point located in the city center of Florence. Stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for few minutes to see the splendid panorama and then in one hour you will arrive in Siena. Take a guided tour of the city center, including Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. There is free time to walk by yourself in the narrow and ancient streets.  Then leave Siena to arrive in Monteriggioni, an old Medieval little village. After a short stop, continue to San Gimignano where you will have free time to explore the city center on your own. San Gimignano is famous for its towers, vernaccia wine and its characteristic craft articles.

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

7. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

8. From Florence: Half-Day Taste of Tuscany Bike Tour

The meeting point inside the historical city walls of Florence is in the authentic and quiet neighborhood of Oltrarno. From here, ride outside Florence through a prestigious residential area to reach the pristine Tuscany rolling hills.  The bike tour starts with a 2 km uphill ride, frequent stops will be made to enjoy the views on the way up to the top of the hill. Once you arrive at the top, you will be riding your bikes through the neighborhood of the local Florentine nobility and their villas, making your way to a famous Renaissance villa tucked away in the hills beyond Florence.   Stop and tour the villa before ducking into the ancient wine cellar to do your wine and olive oil tasting accompanied by a light Tuscan snack of local products. All products are produced on the premise and being such a small family production, they are only sold locally. Both the wine and olive oil are available for purchase and shipping. Your return leg back to Florence will take you by the spectacular Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the best views of Florence where you will stop for pictures. Continue downhill from there and back into Florence, finishing in the San Niccolo area.

Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

9. Florence: E-Vespa Rental with Smartphone Tour and Tasting

Cruise through the hills of Florence in an eco-friendly way with this electric Vespa rental. Download the included app to your smartphone and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a wine and local products tasting experience at an authentic Tuscan establishment. Pick up your Vespa rental and put on the provided helmet to begin your tour. Make your way in style through the hills of Florence and cover more ground in less time. Use the provided app to uncover sights like Fiesole, which is known for its historical Roman Theatre, its natural paths, its medieval buildings, and its Villas. Take in spectacular views of Florence and the valley below. Reach Piazzale Michelangelo, a terrace overlooking the city that offers sweeping views of the city's roofs, monuments, and the winding Arno River. Finally, end your route by descending through the scenic Viale dei Colli. Savor local flavors at a food and wine bar in the heart of the charming Oltrarno district. Indulge in a glass of classic Tuscan wine paired with regional cold cuts and cheeses. Return the Vespa to the rental office at the end of your tour.

Florence: Electric Scooter Tour with Guide

10. Florence: Electric Scooter Tour with Guide

Beat the tourist crowds and discover historic Florence by electric scooter. Glide through the streets with the wind in your hair, as your professional guide shows you the essential sights. Experience this historic city in a contemporary and fun way. Let your guide show you all the hidden pearls of the historical center, and tell fascinating stories from its lively history. Learn about the birthplace of the renaissance from the comfort of your brand new scooter.

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What people are saying about Piazzale Michelangelo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,252 reviews

This was so much fun! We can’t wait till we’re home making pizza and gelato for our fiends. The setting is in the hills so beautiful with magnificent city views!! Chis is very knowledgeable Chef and helps you understand the process of making Gelato. With the right tools you can master this wonderful treat! The pizza chefs Arla and Tiziano are funny and very helpful in making the dough snd taking you through the process of making your own pizza. Tiziano showed Michael how to use the pizza oven and what tools he needs. Can’t wait to fire up our pizza oven! This should be on your list to do while staying in Florence!! Thank You! Michael and Ruth

My boyfriend and I had a great time with this activity and would highly recommend. The scooters are awesome and much better quality than the ones around the town, the guide took us on a great route with facts and history for each landmark. I had never tried the scooter before but it was really easy to use and get going.

Excellent experience, could not have asked for a better day with Claudio and Roberto. They were both extremely attentive and did absolutely anything and everything to make our day perfect. The local guide in Florence, Elena was extremely knowledgeable and a delight as well.

La nostra guida Pamela era molto preparata e ci ha fatto fare un giro stupendo fra i monumenti e le bellezze di Firenze....davvero un tour spettacolare!!!

Bessi was great! Fun ride to sights and most of all to Michelangelo Square.