The church of San Miniato al Monte and Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence seen from above.

Grand Hotel Minerva - Florence

A lovely walk along Viale dei Colli winds 6 kilometers up Florence’s southern hill, affording dazzling views. The walk culminates in its most beautiful point, Piazzale Michelangelo, from which you can admire a fascinating 360 degree view of Florence. Rising behind the square is the Church of San Miniato al Monte, whose evocative interior and grand mosaic leaves visitors amazed. Construction on the church began in 1013. Originally a Benedictine monastery, since 1373 it has been the home of Olivetan monks who make honey, herbal tea, and liqueurs that you can buy in a shop adjacent to the church.

40-minute walk
from the hotel

Church open from
08:00am to 07:30pm

For information and reservations please contact our Concierge.