San Miniato al Monte
On top of the Mons Florentinus, the "Florentine mountain" we will explore the ancient Church of San Miniato.
In this spot the first martyr of Florence, Miniato, was buried somewhere in the 3rd century C.E. and the current monastery was build in the year 1018. The view over the city is spectacular and the church interior is calm, dark, fresh, quiet and -one can feel it - ancient!
We will see the typical tuscan romanesque architecture, the medieval frescoes, the mosaics and some stunning renaissance structures that complete the decoration of the church.
Behind the church there is also a monumental cemetery which offers beautiful examples of art of the 19th and 20th century.
At 5.45 pm the monks sing gregorian chants in the crypt of the church and I strongly suggest to witness it as it is a quite mystical experience.
About 1 h.
80€ 1-2 people
110€ 3 to 6 people
150€ 7 to 10 people *
*note that starting from 7 people up a personal headset is mandatory and will be provided for free.
On Sundays the church has mass at 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM, we should try to schedule the tour around the celebrations.
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