Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Florence

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Lookout · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Discover one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture at Basilica 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. To visit Basilica San Miniato al Monte on your holiday in Florence, and find out what else Florence has to offer, use our Florence.
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  • A wonderful place to visit in Florence if you have enough time to do it. I recommend this place ....  more »
  • Man at the door looked my friend up and down and decided she was “indecent” and wouldn’t let her into the church for wearing an off the shoulder dress (Men were allowed in in tank tops and shorts...  more »
  • I wasn't expecting to visit this place. I came to the Piazza di Michelangelo to look at the views of Florence. I reached the top of the hill and sat down for a break in front of what looked like a...  more »
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  • If you're in Florence and decide to visit Piazza of Michelangelo, make the extra 5 minute walk to this church. The views overlooking the city of Florence are spectacular and possibly better than the Duomo's view. The church is gorgeous as well.
  • Very nice site to see. And views of Florence from here are great too. Make sure you look up the hours as they close in middle of day for a few hours.
  • Espacially love this place. Did the walkabout tour on top of a vespa that was built in the early 17th century but she was still in good shape and got us one Heck of a story to tell back home!!!
  • Wonderful architecture and a beautiful monastery. Amazing to see such a beautiful place being open to the public, make sure you visit it fully and feel free to rest inside during a hot summer mid-day. It's a very refreshing and spiritual place.
  • Just a few steps away from Piazzale Michaelangelo, this church is worth a visit if you have the time. There are steps to get to this church but it's worth taking. You'll be a bit breathless, but it's a nice break from the crowds of Piazzale Michaelangelo with a higher vantage point of Florence.

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