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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 located just above Piazzale Michelangelo and offers beautiful views of Florence! The unique architecture of the Romanesque period. But inside the peace and quiet, you can get the service and fly off into space. Very beautiful!
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  • is in a lovely location, near piazzale Michelangelo, is a real jewel of Florentine Romanesque architecture
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  • Located higher up to Piazzale Michelangelo, San Miniato offers a similar view to Piazzale Michelangelo. The basilica, Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce style is beautiful both outside and inside; the cemetery, located on the sides of the stairs leading to the basilica is one of the oldest in Florence. Must see ....!
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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.