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“Church with a View” 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 #2 of 215 Attractions in Florence
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Cultural
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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.
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“Church with a View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Beautiful Church with wonderful view of the City. Dominican Friars were singing Mass! Highly recommended

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“Worth the walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Scenery was amazing. This was an beautiful Basilica, not overly extravagant but details were impressive.

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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Beautiful art and architecture, a spiritual place, awsome view on the city. Absolutely not to be missed....

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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Mixed feelings about sharing how wonderful this place is. Don't want it spoiled by audio guides and pamphlets. Go at night. Go early in the morning. Visit the little gift shop with handmade items. Lovely lovely views of the entire city.

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“Beautiful & relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

After the long walk in the warm sun up the steep hill the coolness of the Basilica was very welcome. The church itself is beautifully decorated and is a lovely place to quietly reflect while you rest from the trek up the hill.

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