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“Church with a view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Basilica San Miniato al Monte
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The Other Side of Florence: Oltrarno Walking Tour
Ranked #8 of 398 things to do in Florence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Church with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Well, for a start you get a stunning view of the city from here and there are benches from which to enjoy it. Zeffirelli's family tomb is just outside, too. The church is beautiful inside with a wonderful mosaic apse and muralled walls. It costs 2 euro for lights and with that you get a history of the building too. A place of peace.

Visited December 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Remarkable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012


This is one of the finest and most remarkable churches in Florence. Open till about 20:00 and allow enough time to enjoy it to the last detail and also with free admission

Visited July 2012
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“Very good views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Great views and a short walk from the nearby piazza , not much to see inside , can't see why this is no1 sight in florence but maybe only for the views.

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Great View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

It's a climb that is rewarded with a great view. Lovely exterior. Sadly, it was not open when we visited last week.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“'Luved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I was impressed with the architecture - particularly its old world charm and stately presence. Merely reading about it does not do it justice. You must come and see it!

Visited July 2012
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