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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2731
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Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the city, this structure is one of the finest examples of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, built between the 11th and 13th centuries.
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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
+39 055 234 2731
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A small Basilica if you have just seen the catterdrale, what it lacks in size it makes up for in atmosphere and feeling. We visited first and waited around in the local area for a few hours for evening vespers or chanting. The monks do...More

Thank Poppies F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient (even for Italy) church is steeped in centuries of worship, and it is reflected in the atmosphere. The frescos are lovely, as are the mosaic floors, but for the true experience, attend Vespers! We were there for both Mass and Vespers and it's...More

Thank DrSallyB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Up the hill, the basilica rises. Unique in its character, simplicity one of its charms. The cemetary besides is eloquent. The view of Florence is extraordinary!

Thank Echodularge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where there's about eight to nine o clock, it is very comfortable to sit at the chairs front of the church. Sitting there feeling the wind and listen to street artist is really relax and thankful.

Thank overtonefelix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this lovely church a few days ago and it was well worth the climb. Best place to watch the sunset in Florence. Almost spiritual when they ring the bells at sunset and the view is stunning. Be sure to get there in plenty of...More

Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if it is hot, please walk the extra 10 minutes from Piazzale Michelangelo. You will not be disappointed. Incredible views without the crowds.

Thank ACK-team
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

whilst visiting Piazza Michelangelo - don't miss visiting this lovely and peaceful church - great views again but the real attraction here is the quiet and serenity after the hustle and bustle of the city. Also, visit the small graveyard for some quite moving headstones.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked upto San Miniato and was left speechless. We were so lucky there was a ceremony and were singing. We sat there and felt peaceful and relaxed. The views from the top are much better than the very crowded Piazza Michelangelo.

Thank ashrun_fernando
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On my stay in Florence for two weeks last summer, I visited San Miniato al Monte three times. Situated very close by to the popular Piazza Michaelangelo, the view of the Sunset is beautiful and far less crowded than in the Piazza. The church inside...More

Thank angelikipapantoniou
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Worth the climb if you are able to do so. One you get to the top you can see the beautiful church and architecture along with some of the most spectacular views of the city. Go early in the morning to beat the heat and...More

Thank nvlinks
Piazzale Michelangelo
Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale
Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by
wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens
up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic
viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an
elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and
breathtaking view of the entire city from above.
During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides
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Ian H
8 March 2017|
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Response from mikknisnal | Reviewed this property |
Well you are a bit higher up..but if you dont want to climb up all the way, you can stay at Piazzale Michelangelo. Only the atmosphere at the church is very different. More serene and special and less tourists
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