Basilica San Miniato al Monte, Florence

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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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  • Haec est Porta Coeli, this is the gate of Heaven, exclaimed Jacob after dreaming of the staircase resting on Earth that goes up to Heaven and so appears on the marble cartouche that warns the visitor. and this is precisely the feeling that you feel when you visit this Basilica. The interior and the view of the city are spectacular.
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  • Just wonderful. 1000 years well worn. Great place for a recollection. One of the most beautiful things about Florence
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  • 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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