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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Address: Via Delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 234 2731
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the...
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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Beautiful, but where the Mass is held is hard to find.

If you are looking to go to Mass, it is held in the catacombs. My Mass there was wonderful, a small service with the locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you are looking to go to Mass, it is held in the catacombs. My Mass there was wonderful, a small service with the locals.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is within walking distance of Piaza Michaelangelo. The Basilica has a spectacular view of Florence and is not crowded. There is a small gift shop that sells souvenirs. The cookies made by the monks were excellence. If you are looking to wind down with a bottle of wine and watch the sunset, this is the place to be.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although it's quite a steep climb up to the Basilica the views back down over Florence are spectacular. The Basilica was delightfully cool on a hot day although the refreshments of cakes and ice cream appear only to be sold at 10:30am and 4:30pm!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Located in the city center, only steps from Duomo Cathedral. Its architecture is very beautiful. tak time to see it, if you visit Folence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So quaint and perfect. Liked it more than the Duomo. Definitely worth the short walk. It is just behind Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Offers an even better view than the Piazzele. We visited during a church mass which definitely added to the experience. Try and go when the sun is low in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the walk for the view and the architecture. It was amazing just how much of Florence you can see form here and time to reflex in peaceful surroundings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I barely move back home, once I reached and saw the steps I nearly got a heart attack *the steps aren't that bad*, But as soon as I reached and had a breath, I became breathless again. The view is gorgeous you can see the whole city and realize how mighty it is, beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great visit and it was remarkable. Evan after visiting Rome I was not disappointed with the interior of this Basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

High above the Piazza Michelangelo stand the wonderful church and graveyard of Basilica San Miniato al Monte.One of the best views of Florence can be had from it's steps. The magnificent interior has warm late afternoon light bathing its interior. At scheduled times during the day Gregorian chants are performed in a lower sanctuary behind the main altar. The curved... More 

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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 visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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