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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  • A beautiful church both inside and externally. The visit was free, with just a donation being requested to assist in the maintenance. After the queues at the Duomo we were surprised to find only a han...  more »
  • We call the Florentines this wonderful church. Already from the staircase we understand that we expect something special: it is all to photograph. If you are lucky enough to meet Father Bernardo you will no longer want to leave: He is the landlord, a Benedictine monk, respected and loved by all, has a word that counts very much in the institutions; Great culture, great charisma, great humanity. A star. His Sunday Mass is a cult. Father Bernardo and the Holy Doors are a must-have combination... Even for those who believe only in the human being. Then needless to dwell on atmosphere, cultural and artistic level: we are really in the sky!
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  • Beautiful monastery with wonderful artwork. The restoration of the wall paintings is very interesting. Great views over the city of Florence from the main entrance and courtyard. Only a short walk from the Piazzale Michelangelo and well worth it! The cemetery is also very interesting.
  • Beautiful church. Super interesting graveyard. Old. Great gift store with handmade items supporting the monks.Great views of Florence from here. And a nice ride up to here through neighborhoods. Interesting countryside and large homes. Walk back to main Florence in 20 min on a path that is downhill. That was so nice!
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