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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
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.
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Visiting this Basilica is a win, win, win experience! To start with there is the exercise of the beautiful walk up the hill to get here. As a reward there is a stunning view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting this Basilica is a win, win, win experience! To start with there is the exercise of the beautiful walk up the hill to get here. As a reward there is a stunning view of Forence laid out below. The gardens are wonderful with many very beautiful gravestones. There is a shop which sells wonderful herbal mixes the monks make.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It's the only church with a facade which was built almost at the time of foundation. The decoration, the cript, the church floor is amazing. Visit the munch's shop where they sell remedies for all kinds of health problems.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This church does not have any lights making it so calm and peaceful. The monk was practicing the organ so we were able to sit and pray quietly. There are many crypts and graves that date back many years and are very large.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi straight to the basilica to hear the chanting monks. It was a beautiful structure, really cold down in the back area where the service was held. I was thinking the monks would be chanting and resonating in larger numbers but it was just one at a time, chanting the mass readings rather than just speaking them.... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Bascilica of San Miniato al Monte is on the other side of the river to the main tourist stuff at the top of the hill, so you get really nice views of Florence - although it was very cloudy and rainy when we went. It's a truly beautiful church, with wonderful paintings and a rich interior of decorations. Something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful church with great paintings. It is well worth a visit. When we were there the organ was being played, beautifully.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Skip the crowded Piazalle Michelangelo, and head a little farther up the hill to this charming Pre-Renaissance Church. The lovely alabaster window behind the altar was created in the era before stained glass became popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A lovely, simple gem of a basilica. We took a cab to the steps and then walked around the grounds before hearing the monks perform Gregorian chants (a truly special experience). The views of Firenze are unparalleled!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is an amazing place, extremely tiring to get all the way up, but with a magnificent view! There is a bus n° 14 which takes you there but we did not want to wait for it, so we walked a few km. However, on the way back we did take the bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It seems like Piazzale Michelangelo gets all the glory for views of Florence, but barely a 5 minute walk up the street and you get a gorgeous stone staircase leading up to San Miniato and equally amazing views of Florence, with far fewer people, more ambiance, and the added bonus of a nice Church to tour! San Miniato wins in... More 

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