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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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A very friendly local who helped us when we got lost on the way told us that this was the most beautiful church in the world, and he might just be right. Certainly, in a city of beautiful churches this is our favourite. Not only...More
Basilica San Miniato al Monte is a church unlike ,any in Florence with its hilltop location, breath taking views, beautiful art works celebrating its 1000 yr anniversary! It is definitely a must see for the inside of the church as well as the surrounding grounds....More
We stopped here on a Vespa tour of the Tuscany hills. It sits atop one of the highest points in Florence giving an outstanding view of the city below. It has a beautiful facade. Although beautiful inside, it is much more rustic than other churches.
Basilica San Miniato al Monte is located 400 meters from Piazza Michalengelo. You can reach the basilica by walking from Piazza or take a bus and get out in front of it. While many people hang around crowded piazza, with a bit more walking and...More
This building is on the hill on the other side of the river from the Cathedral and Florence. The grounds are nice and the church is lovely. It is most certainly the best place to see all of Florence. Our favourite place after the Duomo
One popular guide book says there are 5:00 p.m. vespers with Gregorian chanting but call ahead to confirm. Good advise. It was mass in the crypt when we were there. Definitely worth the excursion for the view and the history. This played a strategic part...More
Well worth the climb! The ornateness of all the churches in Florence(in all of Italy for that matter) never ceases to amaze!
The artistry, and the number of people involved in the construction
back then is mindboggling!
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
visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!