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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  • As spectacular as the view of Florence off the classic tour slightly out of Florence this basilica dated 1000 years worth the walk of about 30 minutes "
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  • Fabulous location with lovely view over Florence Scenic legends behind the history of the Church.
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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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