Michelangelo Square

A panoramic terrace overlooking Florence and misteries of one of the oldest Church of the city

Here it is the perfect itinerary for whoever wants to escape from the chaos of the historical centre and desires to have a different and suggestive perspective of Florence.
Given its position, on a hill on the south bank of the Arno river, it can be considered as a panoramic terrace from where you can enjoy the view of the entire city and most of all it’s the perfect place to take breath-taking pictures.

Right under the square, we can find the Garden of Roses, a little oasis loved by tourists and photographers, were you can be delight by the perfumes of thousands species of roses and plants, among which there are 350 species of ancient roses.
The perfect time to visit it it’s may but the garden is open the entire year and you can admire some particular species of roses bloom even in autumn.

Last but not least is the Basilica of San Miniato, which stands above the highest point of the hill and represents a perfect example of Florentine Romanesque architecture. Filled with symbolism and mystery, it’s one of the oldest church in Florence dedicated to the first martyr of Florence, Saint Minias, and now belong to Olivetan Monks.

(Right bisede the church, there is a little shop managed by these Olivetan Monks, where you can buy different type of erbs, oils, perfumes and souvenirs)

Infos:

  • In winter time the Church is open to tourists from 9.30 am to 01.00 pm and from 03.00 pm to 07.00 pm. In Summer time the Church is open from 09.30 am to 08.00 pm

  • The entrance to the Church is free