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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Address: Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055 234 2731
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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

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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Go for the view, better than Michelangelo

Basilica was nice inside, I actually sat for mass which was a cool experience. Author of Pinocchio is buried here, cool grounds. In my opinion, I liked this view better than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alex D
Westchester County, New York
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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Basilica was nice inside, I actually sat for mass which was a cool experience. Author of Pinocchio is buried here, cool grounds. In my opinion, I liked this view better than the one from Michelangelo, its further out and you get a better panoramic view of the countryside as well. Worth the 5 extra minutes to hike up.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly world class. Under rated - must, must see. The best in the history of man is located here. Truly unbelievable - you will be talking of this place for the rest of your life. The best in the world is Florence. The best in Florence is this Basilica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is certainly not the most beautiful edifice of Florence but still I think this one is worth seeing. Firstly, even if it looks less fancy than the other religious edifices of Florence, it is not less interesting. It is indeed a real piece of art hidden on the top of a hill. Then, because it is located outside the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have already made the climb to Piazzale Michelangelo, then carry on for a few minutes walk to visit this beautiful church.

Thank Ladyfid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see in Florence. Beautiful church, interesting graveyard and magnificent views! It is a steep climb up and not suitable for anyone with mobility issues but it is well worth the exertion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a nice relief after a day of crowded museums. We took a taxi there bc our legs were tired & were then greeted by lots of stairs, but the view made the climb worth it. The cemetery is really neat but I think it closes at 6pm, so we didn't get to see all of it. The chanting... More 

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This church with a cemetery behind it is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Florence. It is just above Piazzale Michelangelo and boasts an incredible view of the tuscan hills and the city of Florence. I live in Italy and frequently take visiting friends to Florence and this is one of the places I always take them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful small basilica up the hill from piazzale michaelangelo . The basilica itself was interesting to see and the view from the steps outside are terrific . Monks were doing their chanting when we visited which was really interesting and peaceful . Believe they do it each night about 6:00 - 6:30 .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This cathedral is one of my two favorites in Florence. There is a genuine feeling to this Cathedral that you won't find in the ones in the center of town. It isn't uncommon to see brides and grooms having their pictures taken on the steps just after being married. The little souvenir shop is run by Benedictine Monks and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just up the hill from the Michelangelo statue but so much nicer. Its a traditional basilica with amazing artwork and a real serenity. The views are the best in Florence. It's a bit of a trek up a steep hill, but so worth it. Walk to the main door with your back to the view, and then turn around -... More 

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Piazzale Michelangelo
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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