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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.
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“beautiful church” (175 reviews)
“gregorian chants” (102 reviews)
“worth the climb” (94 reviews)
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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
+39 055 234 2731
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We have been to San Miniato many times: it is one of our favourite places in Florence and well worth the effort of walking up the hill.It offers splendid views over the city and is a lovely example of early Tuscan church architecture, not big...More

Thank TonyWebUk
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We were so glad we made the evening walk up San Miniato. Our intent was to attend vespers (as shown on the Rick Steves video) as well as take in the elevated evening view of Florence. We did not check the church's website for the...More

Thank GMBaker8
Reviewed November 4, 2017

After visiting Piazzale Michelangelo, we attended evening mass and Vespers chanted by the monks of the monastery. The service was held in the crypt (which contains the bones of the saint), behind the main altar, and was attended by a handful of visitors. The mass...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We had visited the Piazza below and this green fronted building caught our attention . Glad we made the extra effort up the hill in the dark as we were fortunate to see and hear the choir ( monks I think by their habits )...More

Thank Alan W
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We came upon this by accident when we went for a walk. The interior of the Basilica is beautiful and it is definitely worth the walk up the hill to get there. Its actually more beautiful inside than the Duomo, which is quite plain

Thank Cherie G
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Great views from here and a differnet perspectiv of Florence ....and a very interesting church, crypt and grounds.

Thank Lyle H
Reviewed October 30, 2017

We went to the Basilica because we wanted to hear the Gregorian Chants at 5.30pm and then catch the sunset at Piazza Michelangelo after. Sadly, the monks (only 3) were very aged and could barely speak, let alone chant. We felt very sad to miss...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed October 29, 2017

It's about a 30 min walk from the area near the train station (Santa Maria Novella), and worth the walk. Definitely the best views of the city!

Thank Mel E
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Couple of curves before reaching Piazzale Michelangelo lies Basilica San Miniato al Monte, surveying the city with a beautiful panorama. The church is build on the slopes where its cemetery is located. Because of it, basilica has a curious architecture - the main nave is...More

Thank Iustin S
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We took a cab up to the Basilica San Miniato al Monte. This is a 360 degree treat for the eyes. The church and its grounds are beautiful, as is the view of Florence. We walked back into the city from the church and it...More

Thank krae21
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
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Ian H
March 8, 2017|
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Response from mikknisnal | Reviewed this property |
Well you are a bit higher up..but if you dont want to climb up all the way, you can stay at Piazzale Michelangelo. Only the atmosphere at the church is very different. More serene and special and less tourists
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