Panorama showing the Cimitero delle Porte Sante, the cemetery surrounding much of San Miniato al Monte church in Florence.
Cimitero delle Porte Sante - Florence visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cimitero delle Porte Sante' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Tuscany.
Cimitero delle Porte Sante occupies much of ground on top of Mons Fiorentinus (also called San Miniato Hill) around San Miniato al Monte Basilica in Florence. The cemetery itself was laid out in 1857 in following the plans of Nicola Matas. It became the burial ground of many famous people from 19th century Florence and contains some ostentatious mausoleums and gravestones.
Porte Sante Cemetery is surrounded by walls. These were first erected in haste by Michelangelo during the siege and in 1553 and later expanded into a true fortress (fortezza) by Cosimo I de' Medici.
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Via delle Porte Sante, 34
50125 Florence, Italy
Bus: San Miniato al Monte (01)