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Basilica San Miniato al Monte

Open Now: 08:00 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:00
Open today: 08:00 - 13:00, 15:30 - 19:00
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“gregorian chants”(106 reviews)
“worth the climb”(98 reviews)
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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+39 055 234 2731
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked there for a view of the city and to see the church. Wonderful structure and beautiful choral chanting today. Several wedding parties were doing photography so that was a pleasant diversion. Beautiful view of the Florence Bridges and Tuscan hills. Worth the walk

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 5 days ago

A Juwell of Roman and Florentine architecture on the hill at left of the Arno river; inside a superb marble floor, and a rich marble pulpit from the 14 century, "Capella del Crocifisso".

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is stunning, both outside and in. And the views are superb. The walk up through the woods from the Piazzale is lovely, visiting Chiesa de San Salavatore al Monto on the way. Then take in the breathtaking basilica. Even the roof is finely...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the church was closed. But the view you get from the city is breath taking. The cemetery is also worth the visit!

Thank Joana T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of the church boasts a wonderful marble floor, with a depiction of the zodiac and a crypt underneath, where you can admire curious Romanesque capitals. Really amazing views of Florence from outside.

Thank amar_globetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Miniato al Monte is worth visiting to become acquainted with ancient Christian art. You can go there by bus and then go back walking through quiet rose gardens and enjoy modern sculptures on your way back. At San Miniato try to stay until the...More

1  Thank Berenice A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was worried about the reviews of the climb, but did it in 33 degree heat and it wasn't as bad a I'd feared. Recommend the mass and vespers the mass starts at 5.30 and the vespers which are sung in Gregorian chants follow. They...More

1  Thank samleics
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica was perfectly located at a vantage point where you will see the whole of Florence. The sight was just amazing.

Thank Aprille R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to visit this church by our hotel as we were going to visit Piazzale Michelangelo so glad we did. Take a taxi or bus up the hill to the church and you will not be disappointed,not so well known as others but...More

Thank BDuncanAberdeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I visit Florence over the past 50 years or so, I take the bus up to Piazzale Michaelangelo where one his Davids reign outdoors, and walk past the throngs tacross the street a bit, to this beautiful church. You are immediately calmed walking...More

Thank VistaGina
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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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Bri K
14 August 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.
18 July 2018|
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Response from Genevieve G | Reviewed this property |