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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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8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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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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Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of...

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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Easy to see why it's so high on the list of things people have loved to visit in Florence. I thought it was absolutely terrific. We came here on the day I forgot my camera in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Like most of the churches in Florence this is well worth a visit and your time. Some nice eating establishments nearby.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is quite small and way up a tall hill, but it is worth the climb. The views from the top are lovely, maybe even better than Piazza Michaelangelo. I thought the mass and gregorian chant were one in the same, but the mass starts at 5:30pm while the chant starts at 6:30pm. I didn't want to wait since... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At 4pm it was all dark and closed by cords. We could see nothing! The small cemetery is beautiful. It was so windy in piazza Michelangelo that we couldn't enjoy the great landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk up or take a taxi. See an ancient church transformed slowly but still retaining many Byzantine characteristics. A quiet contemplative environment with great views down to Florence.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the effort to visit. It’s perhaps a little less ornate than some of the many religious sites in Florence but is none the less beautiful for that. It felt much more like a working church than some others. All in all, it is absolutely amazing in its scale, beauty, religious majesty and harmonious atmosphere.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Easy to see why it's so high on the list of things people have loved to visit in Florence. I thought it was absolutely terrific. We came here on the day I forgot my camera in the hotel and wish I had made the effort to retrieve prior to our visit here and not after.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was worth the climb on a cold, drizzly day. While the church likely holds great interest for historians, it's cavelike inside & didn't hit my list of coolest churches to be seen in the world. It still impacts one with the sense of long-term humanity and its struggles. The outside architecture is distinct, crisp and a treat to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not go into the Basilica but we did go to the cemetery behind this church. The Cemetery is a great place to spend an hour or two. This is one of the most amazing cemeteries I have ever been to. With life size sculptures of the people who died. Fresh flowers everywhere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Church is a magical place, especially if you can go inside when the sunlight is shinning through. It is a long walk up some very old steps, but well worth it! You can also take the bus up to the site. You get a great view of Florence, worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very spectacular little church this is much more impressive from the inside the the duomo,beautiful paintings on the walls,and even had an older guy playing the organ

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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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