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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Address: Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 234 2731
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3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the...

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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Not to miss, excellent views.

A nice walk from the city centre, up the hill to San Miniato al Monte. A fine romanesque church with an adjacent Olivetan monastery. Fantastic views of the city and a really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice walk from the city centre, up the hill to San Miniato al Monte. A fine romanesque church with an adjacent Olivetan monastery. Fantastic views of the city and a really serene experience inside the church. There is also a small shop where you can buy excellent honey and other crafts from the monastery.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and a lovely walk. I really liked the place, it s a good alternative to piazzale Michelangelo if you want to see Florence from above, a more quiet one ;-p

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just klimb up after piazale michelangelo for a wonderfull view over the city and feel the special atmosphere on the cementery. Really impressive church and view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunningly beautiful church, a little out of Florence up on the hills, you could easily get a bus there though. Well worth a visit even for the views from up there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel which was a bit of long walk. After climbing many steps to the Piazza Michelangelo we were rewarded when we continued along the road and climbing more stairs. Centuries of history and art combined to make this a memorable site regarded as one of the finest Romanesque churches to survive. The views are breath... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's my number one in Florence! It's a place located outside of the city center, which makes it relatively quiet, without overwhelming waves of tourists. You definitely have to visit the cemetery, which has lots of incredible tombs and graves of famous local people. An the view from this point is amazing! :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Church is allocated on the other side of river, away from the city center, which makes it less crowded. If reach the doorsteps of the building, it also gives you a great look at the city center of Florence from the other side of river. there is also nice area to wonder around and to be lost for some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent vantage point to see the city Wonderful old monastery and you can still go and hear monks chanting and praying and visit a very ancient cemetery there if you are lucky . Make sure you make the effort to go inside as it is from the 1200's and very special

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a marvellous position this church occupies. It is almost a shame to com inside away from the view over Florence but when you do there is a serene, polished church awaiting you. Very graceful proportions and some handsome artwork on the walls but above all pervade the atmosphere of calm. Very chilly in winter, lol many if these beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This place feels special to me, and I've visited it each time I've gone to Florence. Not only do you enjoy a spectacular view back over the city, the church itself is built on a location that has been considered a sacred spot by many different religions for thousands of years. And the monks who take care of it still... More 

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Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and breathtaking view of the entire city from above. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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