When talking to fellow travellers about visiting Florence this is one of those places that often gets overlooked in favour of the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Duomo and the like. Ironic since you can see it from most of the city and it is a five minute walk from the Piazza le Michelangelo (where a bronze replica of David overlooks the city). Run by the Olivetan monastic community it has a rich history dating back to Roman times and provides a more relaxed view of the city below. A pharmacy stocked with remedies produced by the monks is also quaint - their remedy for a sore throat is something I can attest to! And last but not least the church of San Miniato itself is a beautiful experience and definitely one of the nicer churches in the area.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.