Cheap hotels near San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy
Sitting atop one of the highest points in Florence, the church of San Miniato al Monte is a staggering Romanesque structure that seems to overlook all of Tuscany. Out front, there’s an adjoining monastery and an on-site cemetery replete with sculptures, monuments and tombs of prominent Florentine citizens.
The crypt downstairs is the oldest part of the church and contains the relics of Saint Miniato, a Christian martyr who, according to legend, survived his execution under Emperor Decius (circa 250 A.D.).
To visit the church from central Florence, you’ll first have to cross the Arno into Oltrarno, and then climb, climb, climb the steps to the church. In addition to the peaceful church visit, the gorgeous views and photo opportunities are well worth the climb!
Hotels near San Miniato al Monte: We list very few budget hotels in Oltrarno, the neighborhood directly beneath San Miniato al Monte. However, if you simply cross the river you'll find the hotels we have listed below, most of which are located near Santa Croce and the Duomo. They include a wide range of cheap sleeps, from pensions to 1- and 2-star hotels.
Address Via Ghibellina 51 (Santa Croce)
The Hotel Wanda's a sure pick for those wanting cheap rooms with peace and quiet, but surroundings that are definitively day-to-day Florence.
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Address Borgo degli Albizi, 11 (Duomo)
There is so much to love about the one-star Hotel Orchidea! Its ten basic rooms, in the shadow of the Duomo, look like something out of a dollhouse.
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