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.
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  • We decided to visit this Basilica for its views of the city, as well as to attend a Mass there. It is quite an exhausting trek uphill from lower Florence, but the views were incredible. We even... 
    We decided to visit this Basilica for its views of the city, as well as to attend a Mass there. It is quite an exhausting trek uphill from lower Florence, but the views were incredible. We even...  more »
  • Its frequent description as the most beautiful church in Tuscany is probaby no exaggeration. It's one of the oldest churches in the region and feels like it. Soak up the feeling of the interior and... 
    Its frequent description as the most beautiful church in Tuscany is probaby no exaggeration. It's one of the oldest churches in the region and feels like it. Soak up the feeling of the interior and...  more »
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  • Very special energy in this church, there were two musicians and a singer there practicing when we went which added to the magic. Lovely and interesting architecture and incredible views over the city from outside. Walk down through piazza Michaelangelo and the rose garden.
  • If you make the effort to go up to the lookout, it pays to come here as well. It is about a 5-minute walk to the church. in the church you can cool off and also enjoy the views from an even higher place.

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