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Discover one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture at Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Often called as one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, the 12th-century basilica overlooks the city of Florence. Walk through the high-ceilinged halls to admire the intricate mosaics and historic sculptures. Visit the main altar to see the shrine and remains of St. Miniato. In the evenings, you can stay to witness the monks performing their evening worship and chants. Walk up from the city center to reach the basilica, one of the highest points in Florence. To visit Basilica San Miniato al Monte on your holiday in Florence, and find out what else Florence has to offer, use our Florence vacation planner.
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte Reviews
After going up to Piazza Michelangelo few folks carry onto san miniato . Definitely worth the detour . Beautiful exterior and interior . Great views of the city .whats not to like . Descend back to to... more »
Magnifique église GRATUITE depuis laquelle on a une des plus belles vues de Florence. L'ascension par les escaliers est raide (faites une pause dans le jardin des roses). La façade est typiquement flo... more »Beautiful FREE church from which we have one of the most beautiful views of Florence. The ascent by stairs is steep (take a break in the rose garden). The façade is typically Florentine. Inside, the ceiling is the marbles are exceptional. At the end of the day, we were treated to religious songs that sublimated the ensemble.
If you're in Florence and decide to visit Piazza of Michelangelo, make the extra 5 minute walk to this church. The views overlooking the city of Florence are spectacular and possibly better than the Duomo's view. The church is gorgeous as well.
Very nice site to see. And views of Florence from here are great too. Make sure you look up the hours as they close in middle of day for a few hours.
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