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The Basilica of 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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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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Such a beautiful Basilica! When I went to visit, there was no cue and it was pretty empty. The view from the Basilica is also really, really pretty and is walkable from amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Such a beautiful Basilica! When I went to visit, there was no cue and it was pretty empty. The view from the Basilica is also really, really pretty and is walkable from amazing Gelato, the David statue and amazing restaurants. Don't forget to cover up as it is a sacred church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We walked to this Bascilica from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Lovely church, amazing construction and stonework. Quiet and reflective place to escape the crowds and the heat. The graveyard was fascinating and beautiful. Public restrooms were nearby, clean and staffed. The views of the city of Florence were amazing. Many stairs to reach the church, so not handicapped accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely a beautiful church! You definitely want to see this!! Walking on the grounds of the Basilica was breath taking!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The line to get in this place can get very long. They're smart enough to make people line up on the shade side, but it's still a very long wait. Skip the wait and take a shortcut in by taking a tour - don't worry, you'll see the tour people right out front. You get to skip the long line... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great views overlooking Florence. We couldn't go in because there was a wedding at the time. If the view was well worth it, then going inside can only make the trip even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful church, steeped in history with the BEST view of the city below. A real sense of achievement walking up to it also. Best walk ever when you get to the the church, but be warned it is very steep!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Florentine Basilica...a bit of a hike to get here...but well worth it. We arrived late in the afternoon with enough time to walk the grounds (amazing cemetery), see the INCREDIBLE VIEWS of Florence, walk through the church...wait till you see the floors....shop the gift shop where you can buy honey, tea, lotion, herbs, etc the monks make, sit through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

built around 1470 I believe this church is small compared to the duomo but has its own charm and is interesting to look at from the front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The art work is a must see in Florence. Take the hop-on hop-off bus and it will take you to all the beautiful place that is worth it to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Worth the trek, especially with a bus that gets you up the hill, leaving you with only some steps to climb. Stunning from it's first view as you climb up, medieval simplicity for the inside, this church and it's location are breathtaking. Unlike any church you've ever seen, you might also be rewarded with monks chanting (which I missed) or... More 

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Additional Information about The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

Address: Address: Via Delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 234 2731
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm  3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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