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BASILICA SAN MINIATO AL MONTE

Details

Address
Via delle Porte Sante, 34, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

Phone
+39 055 234 2731

Website
sanminiatoalmonte.it

Description
Basilica San Miniato al Monte is a stunning Romanesque church located on a hill overlooking the city of Florence, Italy. This architectural masterpiece is renowned for its timeless beauty, harmonious proportions, and serene location, making it a must-visit destination for travelers and art enthusiasts alike. The basilica's history dates back to the 11th century when it was founded by the Florentine nobility, and it continues to stand as a testament to both religious devotion and architectural excellence.

One of the most striking features of the basilica is its façade, adorned with green and white marble in geometric patterns, showcasing the Romanesque style's elegance. Inside, visitors can admire the richly decorated interior, intricate frescoes, and the awe-inspiring apse mosaic that depicts Christ enthroned with Mary and Saint Miniato. The basilica is also known for its serene cemetery and its panoramic terrace, offering breathtaking views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Basilica San Miniato al Monte provides a serene escape from the bustling city below and an opportunity to appreciate the artistic and spiritual heritage of Florence in a tranquil and contemplative setting.


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