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San Miniato Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


San Miniato, on the road between Florence and Livorno, was formerly the official residence of the Holy Roman Emperors. The little town stretches out along a hilltop forming an amphitheatre dominated by a tower. An impressive convent, tower-houses and aristocratic mansions dating from the 15C-17C all add to its interest for visitors. The town was also the birthplace of the brothers and film directors, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, who shot La Notte di San Lorenzo here.

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Tourist attractions San Miniato : Things to see and do

  • Castle Esplanade Interesting

    Prato del Duomo

    This vast open space provides a backdrop to San Miniato's monuments, including the 12C cathedral whose belfry was the former castle's defensive tower, the 13C Bishop's Palace, former residence of the Signori Dodici (12 magistrates of the town), the 1..

  • Palazzo del Seminario Interesting

    Piazza della Repubblica

    Below the Prato del Duomo, the predominant feature of this palace is its concave façade adorned with frescoes and Latin aphorisms by the Fathers of the Church. The lower section contains partially preserved medieval shop fronts.

  • Castle Esplanade Interesting

    Via di Rocca

    The high brick tower, which stands on top of the flattened hilltop, was rebuilt to resemble the original Frederick Barbarossa's Rocca castle that was destroyed during the last war. It is also said to have been the scene of bloody events, according to..

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Hotels San Miniato

  • Albergo Elio

    Via Tosco Romagnola Est 485 I - 56028 San Miniato

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Albergo Elio offers pet-friendly accommodation in San Miniato. Free private parking is available on site. The rooms come with a flat-screen TV. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with..

  • La Vecchia Fornace Two stars Two stars

    Piazza Tazio Nuvolari 2 I - 56029 Santa Croce sullʼ Arno

    Prix Prices from : 55 €

    With its countryside location in Santa Croce sull’Arno, La Vecchia Fornace offers air-conditioned rooms and an à la carte restaurant. This hotel is 2 km from the exit of the Firenze-Pisa-Livorno National Road. Set in each of the 2 wings of the Vecch..

  • Miravalle Palace Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Piazzetta Del Castello 3 I - 56027 San Miniato

    Prix Prices from : 80 €

    Enjoy the intact atmosphere of Italian Middle Ages at Miravalle Palace Hotel, set right under the Tower of Frederick in the ancient square of the castle, facing the Duomo Cathedral. The Miravalle offers comfortable rooms in a refined Tuscan style,..

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Restaurants San Miniato

  • San Miniato Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via Aldo Moro I - 56028 San Miniato

  • Pepenero Comfortable restaurant 

    via IV Novembre 13 I - 56028 San Miniato

    Housed in a historic palazzo in the town centre, this designer-style restaurant with a young and lively atmosphere serves contemporary cuisine (meat and fish dishes). Enjoy romantic views of the Tuscan countryside from the terrace in summer.

  • Villa Sonnino Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    via Castelvecchio 9/1 località Catena I - 56028 SAN MINIATO

  • Papaveri e Papere Comfortable restaurant 

    via Dalmazia 159 d I - 56028 San Miniato

    This warm, welcoming and beautifully maintained restaurant is just outside the town. It serves contemporary-style cuisine with roots firmly anchored in regional traditions. The menu features meat and fish dishes alike, the latter especially in summer..

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