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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about the Gregorian chants in several sources including Trip Advisor. We made the hike up and arrived at about 5 pm to admire the terrific view, wander around the cemetery and look at the church, before the supposed 5:30 Gregorian chant service....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful church, both inside and out. It should definitely be on your list of things to see. The views over Florence are incredible, with the mountains as a backdrop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AbbyK815
Reviewed 8 February 2019

At thhe high point where the Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte stands. We visited the interior of the church which presents a perfect example of Romanesque architecture. From there we also enjoyed an incredible view of the city spanning the entire city center.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 5 February 2019

San Miniato is described as being rather dark and on a cold rainy day we can confirm that especially as the light to illuminate the mosaic in the apse was not working when we were there. Our eyes did adjust of course but it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

What a dreadful shame that they have decided to add modern pieces to this most beautiful of Florence’s medieval basilicas. The floodlit font(?) in the nave and the inverse ladder art installation perched in front of the monastic choir and obscuring the beautiful apsidal mosaic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

This is an absolute must-see in Florence. It is a moderate climb to reach it, via the Piazzale Michelangelo, but the views once there are superb. The facade in different colours of marble is harmonious and beautifully proportioned. The interior is quiet, cool, dim (but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

It is more than 1001 years church situated at the top of the hill and have a great paronama view to the city and it is definitely worth to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bee D
Reviewed 15 January 2019

The Basilica looked beautiful at night during the X-mas time. Inside of the Basilica is gorgeous as well. We visited there during the low travel season so we didn't need to wait in line to buy tickets and enter the place, We enjoyed our trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vacationer221387
Reviewed 10 January 2019

The marble facade, inlaid floors, and mosaics make this one of the most beautiful churches in the city. And it is on top of a hill across the Arno River with a fabulous view of Florence. I am so glad we went. Before we took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lncclc
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Fantastic old Church open to the public without cost. The church is decorated in white and green marble like most of the others around Florence. This one stands out from the sheer fact it is on the top of the hill. Great viewing point of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Bri K
14 August 2018|
Response from O6610QJkriss | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to contact the church/monks that caretake. It's a public open church and has renovation ongoing.
18 July 2018|
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