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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 234 2731
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (180 reviews)
“gregorian chants” (105 reviews)
“worth the climb” (97 reviews)
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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
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"beautiful church"
in 180 reviews
"gregorian chants"
in 105 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 97 reviews
"old church"
in 33 reviews
"walk up"
in 36 reviews
"great view of florence"
in 23 reviews
"nice walk"
in 20 reviews
"rose garden"
in 24 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 20 reviews
"gelato"
in 28 reviews
"monkeys"
in 243 reviews
"mass"
in 147 reviews
"graveyard"
in 61 reviews
"apse"
in 21 reviews
"organ"
in 20 reviews
"pinocchio"
in 23 reviews
"prayer"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We literally stumbled upon this place while taking a walk after visiting Piazziale Michelangelo. It is so beautiful words cannot describe it. The view of Florence from the front door is simply breaktaking.

Thank Tonia F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sort-of found this place by accident. It’s very, very old (second oldest building in Florence after the baptistery at the duomo, I think) and absolutely beautiful. The cemetery out the back is well worth a visit.

Thank LinMagMc
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Do no miss this church. I know it’s on top but you will not regret going up to the top on a beautiful walk from the bottom up above. You have great news for pictures. But this is one of the oldest church… Dates back...More

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely old church with pagan origins. Bit of a climb to get to it but great views so well worth it.

Thank adrian_wylie380
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The green and white marble facade with wonderful proportions and geometry are beautiful. The view of Florence from outside of the church is amazing. The interior of the church is also amazing particularly the Chapel of the Crucifix.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to walk up the hill on the other side of the Arno to this old abbey. You will be rewarded with charming views of the city of Florence and a quiet place right above the overused Piazzale Michelangelo. The store next to...More

Thank Ansgar S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some reviews here of how nice it is we made the extra 5 minutes walk from the craziness of Piazzale Michaelangelo. It was definitely worth it for the quiet and a stunning view. We went and wanted to hear the monks chanting as...More

Thank GeorginaPatrick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to visit. Lots of steps and lots of working but the views and pictures that you can get are worth it.

Thank Navisha M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the climb up. Pretty cemetery and the view is amazing. If you time it right you can hear the monks singing/chanting and it echoes all the way through. Byzantine mosaics and close to piazza Michelangelo.

Thank Artsmisia G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At over 1000 years old, the abbey has a rich history. It sits on top of a hill above the Piazzale Michaelangelo, thus giving it a better vantage point to stunning views of the ENTIRE city of Florence with the iconic dome in the distance....More

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viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an
elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and
breathtaking view of the entire city from above.
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Bri K
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Kris S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to contact the church/monks that caretake. It's a public open church and has renovation ongoing.
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DanAlexandru03
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Linda R | Reviewed this property |
Free and very interesting. No guide
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