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  • Address: Via delle Porte Sante, 34, Florence, Tuscany 50125, Italy
  • Hours: Mon- Sun 8am - 1pm, 3:30pm - 7pm

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San Miniato al Monte

There are so many churches worth visiting right in the streets of central Florence that you might think it’s no big deal to skip San Miniato al Monte, sitting as it does high above the city in the hills. But couple the fact that it’s an incredibly beautiful church with the fact that you’re rewarded for your uphill efforts with some of the finest views of Florence and you’ll see why it’s such a highly recommended stop.

The church of San Miniato al Monte was started in the early 11th century on the site where Saint Miniato is said to have died. The interior of the church features beautiful multi-colored marble and a sparkling 13th century mosaic over the altar. The remains of Saint Miniato are said to be in the church’s crypt, but there is only one tomb in the church itself - that of Cardinal James of Lusitania, who was the Portuguese ambassador in Florence in the 15th century.

There is a monastery next to San Miniato al Monte, where the monks produce the sought-after honey and liqueurs available for purchase in the small shop nearby. Other sights around the church include a 15th century cloister and a cemetery where Carlo Collodi - the creator of Pinocchio - is buried.

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San Miniato al Monte and Orsanmichele Art Tour, Florence, null
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San Miniato al Monte and Orsanmichele Art Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour early morning walk. Begin in the heart of the city, at the Baptistery, and end up at the “The Gate of Heaven” of San Miniato al ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.48
Vespa Panoramic Tour of Florence, Florence, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Vespa Panoramic Tour of Florence

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Travel through the Renaissance capital of Florence in true Italian style with this 3-hour Vespa tour. Ride your own Vespa scooter, visiting such places as ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.86
Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch, Florence, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Florence Independent Tour with Audiopen and Optional Lunch

Discover Florence at your own pace as you follow a preplanned route around the city, designed by a knowledgeable local guide. Using a handheld audiopen and an ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $19.65
Piazzale Michelangelo Panoramic Private Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Piazzale Michelangelo Panoramic Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walk starting from Ponte Vecchio up to Piazzale Michelangelo. You would need to wear clothes, comfortable shoes and bring some water with you. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.20
Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence

This private electric bike tour is the best way to discover Florence and its green hills without get tired and enjoying the best panorama!

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.20
Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Florence Vespa Tour: Tuscan Hills and Italian Cuisine

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Drive your own stylish vintage Vespa through Tuscany, just as the locals do, on this 4-hour small-group tour from Florence! Following your guide, leave ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.77
Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour, Florence, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Panoramic Sunset Bike Tour

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Watch day turn to night in the Renaissance city of Florence on this magical sunset cycling tour. For first-time visitors, this tour gives you a fantastic ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.20
Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Tour: Electric Bike Experience of Florence

Hop on an electric bike and explore the city of Florence on this 2-hour biking tour. The professional guide will lead you through the streets, pointing out its ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.02
Florentine Hills Half-Day Walking Tour and Wine Tasting, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Florentine Hills Half-Day Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

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Explore the hills 5-km south of Florence on a half-day walking tour. Depart from Florence city center and stop for a wine tasting at a 17th century villa ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.39
Wine Tasting and Bike Tour Around the Florentine Hills, Florence, Half-day Tours
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Wine Tasting and Bike Tour Around the Florentine Hills

A panoramic half-day bike tour from Florence down town up the hills where you'll will visit the gardens and take a sit at the cantina of a historical ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.31

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