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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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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 with wondwerful views

Definitely worth the climb to the top of the hill - the church itself is exquisitely decorated and the views over Florence are fantastic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the climb to the top of the hill - the church itself is exquisitely decorated and the views over Florence are fantastic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Chanting starts at 1830 - very unique experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Take Bus 12 up the hill and return on bus 13. Overlook view of Firenze at sunset is awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My favourite churches are those that have deep history, strong architectural bones, and are picturesquely rooted in place. Abbazia San Miniato al Monte is just such a basilica. Surrounded by cool forest, and situated on the side of the monte (mountain) overlooking Firenze, this breathtaking Romanesque church is a treasure not to be missed. Easily reached by foot from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My friend and I hiked to the top to hear early evening vespers. It was worth it. Not only because of the amazing view, but the chanting by the Catholic priests is soothing and beautiful. We took a taxi down, however I suggest staying to watch the sun set over Florence, it's amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

So much of Florentine great art is in churches, you can get tired putting on your shawl to cover your shoulders. But, don't miss this one. The views are the best in all of Florence, being higher than the Piazzale Michelangelo. You can easily get there by bus. Don't miss the cemetery behind the basilica, which has some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The quiet beauty of a massive and beautiful church/chapel which has beautiful architecture, roofing and the feel of a retreat. The grounds are quiet & beautiful, the view of Florence stunning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing Square.... Beautiful in night time, with plenty of good restaurants all around..... Felt like a dream when we sat over the benches infront of this basilica with music from the street performers....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

A walk up to the church of San Miniato al Monte is well worth your time for many reasons. It offers fantastic views of Firenze below so be prepared and bring a good camera. The inside of this beautiful church is marvelous. It is modestly adorned with artwork and features a lower level for prayer. It is sometimes used for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in viewing one of the most gorgeous churches in Italy, and are willing to climb a few steps then San Miniato is the place to go. Give yourself enough time to hike up to the top. When there you'll find a breathtaking view of Florence and the quiet church. The church is relatively free of tourists... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I was a bit daunted by the prospect of walking up the hill in 102 degree heat. I am so glad we did. The church is quiet, dark, and almost tourist-free. The views are gorgeous. We walked up the stairway on our way up hill, but walked down the road. It's a bit more winding -- and you do have... More 

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Address: Via Delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 234 2731
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Piazzale Michelangelo
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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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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