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“Breathtaking” 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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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.
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

It is quite a walk up lots of steps to this church and in the heat it can be tiring but once at the top it is well worth it, the church is absolutely beautiful and the view breathtaking. We also wandered round the churchyard which was full of very ornate tombs. Defenitly worth the hike!

Visited April 2013
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“Worth Every Step!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I had read several reviews on this Basilica and wanted desperately to go when the Monks sing. I made it just in time to hear the end of the songs. I'm not a religious person but spiritual. There is something about climbing the hundreds of steps to see the Basilica and hear the Monks. If you go please be respectful and do not take photos inside the Basilica.
The Monks started singing around 5:30. I made it there about 5:45 and stayed for a bit of Mass.

Visited May 2013
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“San Miniato near Piazza Michaelangelo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

an old church with a grave yard for fallen soldiers nearby.....church is nice but there is nothing much else to warrant a dodgy climb!

Visited April 2013
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“Well worth the walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

It was raining, only slightly , but this was really worth the effort, great view and empowering experience

Visited May 2013
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“delightful church, stunning view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We went up in the no 12 bus from Santa Maria Novella and walked down. Worth it for the view. Delightful church with some interestng features, including apse mosaic. Can pay a couple of euros to get light and good description of mosaic detail, but then light goes out before you can get a good look at it! Interesting cemetery.

Visited May 2013
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