A bit further up from Piazza Michelangelo is a small basilica - San Miniato al Monte. This church occupies one of the highest points in Florence. The additional bit of climbing is worth it, as you get to see Florence from an even higher vantage point.
San Miniato al Monte is said to be one of the most beautiful churches in Italy. The facade in white and green marble is very striking. The interior is just as impressive. The timber roof beams and the entire ceiling are decorated in delicate and colourful designs.
The beautiful church interior.