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Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, Florence
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Discover one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture at Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte. Often called as one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, the 12th-century basilica overlooks the city of Florence. Walk through the high-ceilinged halls to admire the intricate mosaics and historic sculptures. Visit the main altar to see the shrine and remains of St. Miniato. In the evenings, you can stay to witness the monks performing their evening worship and chants. Walk up from the city center to reach the basilica, one of the highest points in Florence. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Florence holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The basilica is situated on the top of the beautiful city of Florence. It is away from the touristic rush of the city. If you visit Piazzale michelangelo point make sure to walk a few steps further up...  more »
  • drive along lungarno to ponte vecchio and look up San Miniato: awesome! Then cross the old bridge, turn left and start to climb towards piazzale Michelangelo and then again 4 steps and you're in front of San Miniato. Turn around and look at Florence at your feet.
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  • Located almost across the street from the Piazza Mercato Centrale, this church is the first cathedral of Florence and was given to the Medici family as their personal church if they contributed to the...  more »
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  • I had a great experience here! Came up to watch the sunset and it was beautiful. The grounds are well worth a look at as well, through it I discovered some neat viewing platforms! It's quite nice to get away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The church closes for mass after lunch and doesn't reopen until 3 or so, so bear that in mind when planning your visit! Only a few minutes down from the Michelangelo piazza, yet positively deserted in comparison. You won't find guys trying to sell selfie sticks here! However, there is a little church-run souvenir shop which sells postcards, drinks, plus some other nice things, not just your generic trinkets.
  • A wonderful Abbey, try to arrive so you can have a visit as the interiors are closed when the monks are in prayer. And make sure to visit the winery, for a tasting and conversation with the wonderful Luca while you try their delicious wine and liquors.
  • It was magical and the view was breath taking. I know I'm being dramatic, but I have to be dramatic to even come close to explaining how much I loved it here.
  • Well worth the trek up the hill. Go inside the church it's stunning.
  • Magnificent palce! This place has a lot of very beatiful art and history.