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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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San Miniato al Monte and Orsanmichele Art Tour
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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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“beautiful church” (178 reviews)
“gregorian chants” (102 reviews)
“worth the climb” (94 reviews)
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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
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Reviewed yesterday

After reading Renzo Manetti's gripping novel "The Secret of San Miniato", I just had to visit the church and... guess what... it's all there! The inscription is perfectly visible, in fact it jumps up and hits you in the face right by the main door....More

Thank dickonfotheringay
Reviewed 1 week ago

and great views of Florence! Mosaic on facade dates back to the 12th century and are exceptional. Inside the Church are lovely frescoes. A must visit!

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may be a tourist spot, but as it's situated far up the hill, most people don't bother coming here. It's a beautiful little church with great views over the city. It's free entry and the inside is beautifully decorated. Behind the church is an...More

Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 1 week ago

The face of the building is nice but does not match the building itself and your see much more impressive churches throughout Florence

Thank Mary Ellen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk up the hill can be challenging, but families and strollers possible. Miniato is a beautiful church and offers a spectacular view of Florence and surrounding foothills.

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you go here for the views of Florence, do not miss the church (I was lucky to be there when some monks were singing chants) - leave the tourists upstairs near the main altar and head to the chapel downstairs with beautiful vaults...More

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basilica di San Miniato al Monte is a beautiful church with stunning location overlooking the city, and the monks make artisanal products: creams and essences, soaps and honeys. There are two great things about the church re the church itself and the fantastic view of...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The church of most powerful dynasties of florance. Best time to visit is evening when there is making buzz around this place and you will find many local artist performing. On streets.

1  Thank Umang A
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A wonderful church with a wonderful view over Firenze !!! From here you can overlook all the famous buildings and places of Firenze, specially amazing at sunset.

1  Thank Kari Ø
Reviewed 5 December 2017

My wife and I, both seniors were in Florence for a week recently We had climbed to the viewpoint nearby, about a half hour walks from the ponte Vecchio , and lingered here for a while. recorded Gregorian chant played in the background. we were...More

1  Thank richmnol26
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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