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“Church and panorama all in one!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte

The Basilica of San Miniato al Monte
Via del Monte alle Croci / Viale Galileo Galilei | Piazzale Michelangelo, 50125 Florence, Italy
055 234 2731
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Ranked #2 of 214 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
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“Church and panorama all in one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I found this Church more interesting than all the big famous ones as to me, it had more character. The climb up to the hill is really worth it as the views are amazing! If you go at 17:30 i believe you can hear the monks do their chants. Beautiful cemetary all around. On the way back down you can explore a less touristy part of florence and the area of santo spirito. I highly reccommend a stop at the di fino gelateria :) Wonderful.

Visited May 2013
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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

Visited April 2013
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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.

Visited April 2013
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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....

Visited April 2013
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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.

Visited April 2013
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