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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

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Address: Via delle Porte Sante 34, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+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
Fee: No
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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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Breathtaking views of Florence

My husband and I met my parents and aunt in Florence over Thanksgiving 2016. We took a cab to the Basilica San Miniato al Monte one evening. The views from the front of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I met my parents and aunt in Florence over Thanksgiving 2016. We took a cab to the Basilica San Miniato al Monte one evening. The views from the front of the basilica are amazing and well worth the trip up the hill. The basilica interior has a beautiful byzantine mosaic, and a crypt that is straight out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are Soo much history any high architecture a worth visit there are many churches with spectacular views n paintings

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't plan at all to come here but it was probably the best thing we've seen in Firenze. When you stand in front of the basilica you have the whole city appears clearly. It's amazing! And the basilica is beautiful as well. Totally recommanded!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from over the river on New Years Day and it was a lovely experience- lots of people stopped at the space by (the replica of) Michalengo's David but we were advised by a local to carry on up 5-10 minutes more to San Miniato and are glad that we did. Better views over the city and an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say not many people go and visit this Basilica as is not in the Historical Center. Is outstanding and with an amazing view of the City. Inside is not very bright but this is why i like it, is wonderful to feel the silence and prayer. Is easy to reach with a bus and then visit the Piazzale... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much bigger inside than it looks. I almost needed a torch it was so dark inside, so it wasn't that appealing to me. Great views from the top of the hill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Florence 9-11 December. A large German Christmas market was held in the piazza. Spent a lovely afternoon looking around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This in many ways is a better visit than the duomo. It is a functioning chruch with an unusal design. There is an atmosphere about it. Take your time and soak up the place. Some of the columns are originally roman and were moved there for construction of the church. As I said, it is a functioning church and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a morning of a cold and gloomy day I climbed a staircase towards my destination each step a slight warmth and a feeling of pleasure that slowly hit me on my shoulders and my head. The sun began timidly to paint the fog and the outlines of the city began to form. As in front of a painting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A full view of the city can be achieved from the steps of this Basilica. I did not go inside. But I visited the cemetery and admired the marbled front of the church.

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