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“Sandwiches?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
Via Delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Florence, Italy
055 234 2731
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Ranked #1 of 220 attractions in Florence
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Lookouts
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Sandwiches?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

As you stroll your way up to the Basilica you'll notice young people chomping on delicious looking Italian sandwiches. Look up the sandwich shop called All'Antico Vinaio. Stop by, grab a sandwich (best in the world) and enjoy a leisurely walk and the great view at the Basilica. Best way to spend a sunny afternoon in Florence.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Beautiful for some unknown reason it did not take my breath away as many in ITALY and Spain liked the honor of it and respect that is given but ok

Visited September 2012
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“Best view of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Often overlooked -- mostly because of the trek to get there but you can take the bus to Piazzale Michelangelo -- this sweet little church offers THE BEST view of Florence.

Visited November 2012
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We went here expecting just another church but it was so much more.

There is a grave site around the back of the church and you must go look around. It's the most interesting and beautiful cemetery we had ever seen. You can get lost in it. The church is beautiful. At the bottom is the square which is touristy but beautiful views of the city. Bring your camera with wide lenses.

The steps to the church are not that bad at all, unless you are incredibly out of shape, it's only about three flights and took us three minutes to get up.

To get there- the best and cheapest way is by local bus. Just go to the bus station and for less than 2 euro you get a return bus ticket directly to the square. It's the number 12 and 13 busses and they come every few minutes. By far the cheapest and easiest site to see in florence.

Visited February 2013
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“Well worth the uphill walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We followed a DK Eyewitness Travel Walk leading to this church. A lot was uphill but oh was it worth the effort. We visited the graveyard which was inspiring.

Visited February 2013
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