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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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“beautiful church”(183 reviews)
“gregorian chants”(106 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

was there at 6.45, a bit late for the best light over the city, but inside i was surprised that there was a little mass with gregorian (?) singing: gorgeous!

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s Michelangelo’s favorite church. Gregorian chants at 1730. A must see. Not far from Piazzale Michelangelo and wonderful cemetery as well.

Thank pian0rn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Highest point to see the city from at night. Make sure you visit the church. Outstanding art and architecture inside.

Thank Norma S
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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.
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Bri K
August 13, 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.
July 18, 2018|
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