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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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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
+39 055 234 2731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On my stay in Florence for two weeks last summer, I visited San Miniato al Monte three times. Situated very close by to the popular Piazza Michaelangelo, the view of the Sunset is beautiful and far less crowded than in the Piazza. The church inside...More

Thank angelikipapantoniou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the climb if you are able to do so. One you get to the top you can see the beautiful church and architecture along with some of the most spectacular views of the city. Go early in the morning to beat the heat and...More

Thank nvlinks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow. Get the number 12 bus to the piazza and it is so worth the extra effort of walking up to it. Lovely church inside and out . At 6.30pm (summer) you can listen to the monks Gregorian chant in the church itself....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before traveling I read that one could get the best view of Florence with a lot less tourists from this church on the mountain. We made sure this was the first thing we did in Florence, and it was well worth the effort! It is...More

Thank Denyse I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of my favorite places in Italy. It requires some walking/hiking but it is a beautiful one. If you are not up to that you can take a local bus but I think you will miss a lot. My 7 and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful basilica situated just a short stroll from Piazzale Michelangelo, is free to enter and well worth a look, high ceiling which if you look closely you can see a central walkway along the centre beam in the roof This is where at certain...More

Thank Chefmatt12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go up to the piazzale michel angelo go to this place nearby It's ran by monks. Open mornings till 12 and then closed till 3pm Go up around 5.30pm when you will hear the monks chanting It's free to go in and there's...More

Thank J A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely church overlooking Florence close to the Piazza Michelangelo. The graveyard is really interesting with some interesting gravestones. The facade of the church has a beautiful mosaic. While you do have a climb of many steps to get up to the church,...More

Thank Maura717
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful church in Florence and as a bonus: less people and fantastic views of the whole city!

Thank ChristineBindert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By taking Bus 13 pass Piazzale Michelangelo, you will be rewarded with a more magnificent view of Florence with a spiritual experience of visiting the Basilica. It's worth the effort. Afterwards, it's an easy walk of a couple of minutes down to Piazzale Michelangelo to...More

Thank Nashnash
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
8 March 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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