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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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“beautiful church” (175 reviews)
“gregorian chants” (102 reviews)
“worth the climb” (94 reviews)
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Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
+39 055 234 2731
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Kari Ø
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank richmnol26
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's well worth the hike up the hill. Go in the evening so tha you can listen to the chanting. Take your time to sit and soak up the atmosphere. The view from the top is well worth the walk up. Stop for gelato on...More

Thank Star_04_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small church right at the top of the hill by the Michaelangelo Square. We caught the number 12 bus to get us there which cost 1.20 euros and was well worth it to save your legs. The church is still occupied by...More

Thank Donk1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Around the corner from Pizzale Michelangelo, high on the hill (or mountain) this church is in a stunning location with a view of the whole of Florence. The church also being a monastery is quite dark and with not many visitors gives it a wonderfully...More

Thank 101anirak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many churches you can visit in Florence and most are free of charge. They offer an insight into the history and wealth of the Catholic Church as well as great photo opportunities and a place of sanctuary and prayer. Visit them as you...More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the bus up to San Miniato and thought the church was lovely. Also much less crowded than Piazzale Michelangelo and it also has a nice view. If you can, either walk up or walk down (walking down is easier!) and don't miss the...More

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the chanting. You don't need too long as is fairly 'samey'. We listened about 30 mins. It is at 6.30pm at the moment, after a mass at 5.45pm. Beware - the tourist office by the Cathedral told us chanting at 5.30 followed by Mass....More

Thank sassycat_12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this hidden gem on a hill while strolling through the Rose garden. The views of Florence are amazing from up there. It was truly a memorable experience and one that was not planned.

Thank sk_td_3001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to San Miniato many times: it is one of our favourite places in Florence and well worth the effort of walking up the hill.It offers splendid views over the city and is a lovely example of early Tuscan church architecture, not big...More

Thank TonyWebUk
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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