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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 2 days ago

We took a cab from Ponte Vecchio up the hill to Piazza Michelangelo and then walked the 10 minutes further up the hill to see San Miniato. The church has more of a middle ages feel and is smaller than some of the bigger name...More

Thank JohnandMarylou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The best view of Florence. People always stop at the Piazza of Michelangelo, EXTREMELY CROWDED. Walk like 10 minutes up the road, climb some steps and VIOLA! Your welcome.

1  Thank Walter J N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched above Piazelli I’d Michelangelo is a beautiful, small, church that dates from the 11th century. It is the burial site of San Miniato and his tomb is in the crypt, and has lovely mosaics in the Byzantine style on the above the entry and...More

1  Thank rzoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The imposing basilica is standing on one of the highest points of the city. It is considered to be one of the finest Romanesque buildings in the country. It is dedicated to San Miniato, the first martyr of Florence, an Armenian prince who was beheaded...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually visited here on a vespa tour. Highly recommend both the vespa tour and this Basilica. Views of Florence from the grounds of the Basilica are stunning.

Thank NomadJana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many tourists visit the Church maybe because it's necessary to climb and it's not in the center. Nevertheless, I would recommend you to walk to Piazzale Michelangelo and then climb a little more to the Church. The view from there is wonderful and less...More

Thank IsabelRuteSM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church with a fascinating history which was included in a study tour organized by the British Institute. I regretted not taking an easier route (there is a roadway) to the Basilica or going more slowly up the many, many steps on a hot afternoon...More

Thank Mevalin M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beats the inside of the Duomo on all fronts, encompassing much of the religious history of Florence - and a wonderful collection of frescoes despite the history of flooding. Don't miss this.

1  Thank robertmeyer05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Virtually every visitor to Florence goes to Piazza Michelangelo to enjoy the spectacular view of the city. Most, however, neglect to take a five minute walk further up the hill to visit this magnificent, and usually quiet, Romanesque church. The interior is gorgeous, and frankly...More

1  Thank niloc36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evening chants in medieval church. A step step up to doors and very basic romanesce church Music was mesmerizing.

1  Thank jane t
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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
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Bri K
14 August 2018|
Response from Kris S | 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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