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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Opens in 10 min: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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“gregorian chants”(111 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 yesterday

The Basilica looked beautiful at night during the X-mas time. Inside of the Basilica is gorgeous as well. We visited there during the low travel season so we didn't need to wait in line to buy tickets and enter the place, We enjoyed our trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vacationer221387
Reviewed 6 days ago

The marble facade, inlaid floors, and mosaics make this one of the most beautiful churches in the city. And it is on top of a hill across the Arno River with a fabulous view of Florence. I am so glad we went. Before we took...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lncclc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic old Church open to the public without cost. The church is decorated in white and green marble like most of the others around Florence. This one stands out from the sheer fact it is on the top of the hill. Great viewing point of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adrianpowell00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church and amazing view!! Perfect setting for such a major milestone in our lives. LOVE LOVE LOVE

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 364lindseym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the uphill climb (partly by No 13 bus) for the view and the sheer beauty, especially the interior. Lack of other visitors added to the joy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ross39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid views especially after dark. A must see while in Florence. Very short and easy walk from city centre uphill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DidiLocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A recommendation from a local guide to visit this Church. A misty, drizzly winters day did not detract from the mystical atmosphere in this church. The location is sublime and even on a misty day, the view of Florence was beautiful. I can only imagine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Marina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The basilica is located a short walk from Piazzale Michelangelo, and the views over Florence from its steps are as good as, if not better than, those from the piazzale. It was worth coming for the views alone, but we also enjoyed the interior, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed December 10, 2018

This is one of the oldest churches in Florence. At 5 pm you can listen to gregorian chants. THe cimitery next to the church is very beautiful. YOu can visit it together with Piazzale Michelangelo.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Patrizia B
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful Romanesque structure is one of the most scenic churches in Italy . It was built in the early 1207 dedicated to St Miniato (Minas). The walls now enclose a large ornate monumental cemetery and an old fortified bishop palace built in 1295. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bri K
August 13, 2018|
Response from O6610QJkriss | 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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