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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Address: Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 234 2731
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08:00 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 13:00
15:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the...

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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Well worth the walk or cab ride

It's an amazing church -- very lovely and not too crowded. Make sure you find out how to get the mosaics over the transept lit up so you can see the details. And the view of the... read more

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Amherst
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an amazing church -- very lovely and not too crowded. Make sure you find out how to get the mosaics over the transept lit up so you can see the details. And the view of the city! We took a cab up and walked down, as Rick Steves suggests -- definitely the right decision for people over sixty....

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Bascilica is on the outskirts of the city. You can go there by bus 12 or 13 from in front of SMNovella railway station going to Piazza Michaelangelo. The stop is the one just before piazza michaelangelo. Or u can go by taxi,about20 euros. Alternatively u can walk up there but its a steep climb. There is a good... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A stunning church with the most incredible marble floor and a feeling of peace. The artwork in the nave is second to none with della Robbia, Gaddi and Michelozzo all having a hand in it. Stay a while and enjoy the peace. Behind the church is the graveyard where amazing family mausoleums nestle next to simpler monuments. Pinocchio's creator is... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore this church set up high on the hill. take the 13 bus up to Michel Angelo Plaza have an ice cream take in the spectacular view of Florence then go up the steps to this beautiful church. Everything about it is quite exquisite from the carved coloured wood ceiling to the beautiful pulpit. The grounds and cemetary are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the extra walk up from Piazza Michelangelo, free entry, beautiful, great views. Well worth the effort.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent basilica with wonderful frescoes and mosaics, beautiful preserved, with incredible views of Florence from the terrace.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Romanesque Church Basilica with stunning views overlooking Florence. A bit of an uphill hike to walk here (30 minutes from the Ponte Vecchio), but well worth it for the stunning church facade, the interior frescoes and mosaic ceilings, and the extensive views of Florence. Compared to the Piazzale Michelangelo (a few hundred yards away), it is an oasis of... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could have spent Houston the atmospheric graveyard behind the church. The church itself was a highlight of our visit to Florence. It is also an excellent viewpoint and even those with stiff knees were really glad to have made the effort to climb the stairs to the front door

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Don't go to Piazzale michaelangelo and miss this. About 100 steps up but the views are better and the basilica is beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church was closed when we went around sunset but we had great views of Florence. The church looks beautiful. Apparently the monks sell gelato including the original gelato flavor (buontalenti) :)

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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 visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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