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Bascilica si San Miniato al Monte is outside the Florence walls and across the Arno River. Get out of the city and hike up the hill. The views are lovely and the convent peaceful.
San Miniato is one of my favorite places in Florence. It is beautiful and it is a real, spiritual place. They do not charge an admission fee! It was built 1000 years ago and it did not receive a redo during the Renaissance. It is similar to the beautiful Duomo in Fiesole. …
It is a LOOOONG hike up the stairs. But the church is spectacular and so is the view. Definately worth it.
This is a beautiful Basilica, you have to climb some steps but it is worth it. We also walked through the cemetery & enjoyed the incredible views from this highest point of Florence
We have visited this marvellous church this afternoon - free entrance - and loved it, so old and authentic! The view from there is breathtaking, and going down to central Florence only took us 15 minutes walking. Highly recommended.