Following the army up the road, slowly began to see the red-roofed buildings in the distance through the layers of trees. Finally, the open city of Florence finally unfolded in front of us. The beautiful scenery in front of us made everyone feel that it was worthwhile to walk that way.
San Minato al Monte basilica overlooks the city of Florence and the view is just spectacular! It stands at the hill top across from the Arno River. One evening, I came to visit the crypt where they had Gregorian chanting and mass (at the info office in Florence they have a list of churches and hours of service). It was truly amazing to listen! Definitely worth the trek up the hill and some getting lost to get to this place!
This Florentine Church was constructed between the eleventh and thirteenth century. It is well worth a visit not only for it's inner and exterior beauty, but if you have your back to the front of the Church and look out, you can get a great panoramic view of all of Florence.
Not only can we enjoy the magnificent scenery of the city, but the church is built in a sacred place which is considered to have nurtured many different religions for thousands of years. From the carved coloured wooden ceiling to the beautiful platform, everything is very delicate.