We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Redo Search in Map
See more hotels in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Via Delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 234 2731
Website
Today
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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.
read more
Limited Time! Save 10% when you spend $350
Visit The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte like an insider
Top Rated
Book Now
$96*
and up
Self-Drive Vintage Fiat 500 Tour from Florence...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,657 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2101
    Excellent
  • 481
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Be there for a service

The church is beautiful, starting with the facade. Once inside going to the lower level for a service is an amazing experience. Service is done in Xth century (Gregorian) chants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
rcoleman79
,
Rehoboth, MA, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

2,657 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Rehoboth, MA, USA
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The church is beautiful, starting with the facade. Once inside going to the lower level for a service is an amazing experience. Service is done in Xth century (Gregorian) chants. Gave me the chills.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aspen, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

monks chanting evensong, stillness of location, peaceful, beautiful mosaics and view -- nothing to dislike, off the beaten track

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful interior full of glowing mosaics and delicate marble with a wonderful aisle pavement. Located on the hilltop with fantastic views back across the city and an attractive cemetery. Buzzy little area at the bottom of the hill with some nice places to eat.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, BC Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to Florence, on my first morning there, I walk up to San Miniato Al Monte. Once inside, I admire all the soft colours and colour contrasts in the faded frescoes, then head up the stairs to admire the glittering gold mosaic dome, then on to the mythical, playful inlaid marble wall and down the steps to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Prato, Italy
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The walking between Piazzale Michelangelo and the Basilc of San Miniato al Monte is certainly the MOST ROMANTIC tour in Florence; the best season for it is during the Fall... Believe me! :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very interesting interior. Peaceful surroundings. Nice walk climbing up there and breathtaking view of Florence.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A super cute church. We wandered there one night and laid down in front of it, looking up at its beauty and the stars.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I walked up to the Basilica and loved it. The whole walk was picturesque. It went through the winding streets full of shops and then houses. The view of Florence from the steps was breath taking. The inside was arguable more beautiful than the Duomo. There was a pharmacy next to it that sold gelato (I did not visit it,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This place is just magic! So beautiful! The history, the church, the view, the grounds. Just beautiful. So peaceful! After visiting here for a few hours I walked down to Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the views there too. Best afternoon in Florence!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alnwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
771 reviews 771 reviews
237 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The Basilica di San Miniato is one of the oldest churches in Firenze and a real treasure to visit. It construction dates from the early 11th Century with its marble façade added later. Inside it is a haven of beauty and peace and one can easily visit at a time when a service is ongoing as we did. The situation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte also viewed

Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 
Florence, Province of Florence
Florence, Province of Florence
 

Been to The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?