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 sat in the garden below the church in a little field of daisies. We spent hours here eating strawberries, chatting, napping and listening to music. This is FREE (that is for you college students... 
    We sat in the garden below the church in a little field of daisies. We spent hours here eating strawberries, chatting, napping and listening to music. This is FREE (that is for you college students...  more »
  • This little cathedral is hidden up on the hill but it's worth your time. Instead of making the long line to the main cathedral, hike up the hill to see this beautiful hidden jewel. 
    This little cathedral is hidden up on the hill but it's worth your time. Instead of making the long line to the main cathedral, hike up the hill to see this beautiful hidden jewel.  more »
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  • Great place. One of the most ancient churches in Florence (XI century). Great view of Florence city from the hills
  • Absolutely amazing view. Can only recommend to come there just before sundown to view the sum settling on the city.

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