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Hidden hillside gem

This place is simply stunning, well worth the trip up the steep climb as it is a charming little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
StuTaggart
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Peaceful and worth the effort!

Small, peaceful church with a small museum. It's a steep walk up to it by any standards, but worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn S
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The short relatively steep climb to this convent - from the bus station in the village square - is a small price for the peaceful atmosphere of this superb religious site. Wonderful architecture, serene cloisters, peaceful gardens and overall the most beautiful panoramic views of...More

7  Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

To be upfront, I went up the steep hill to the Convent just for the highest vista point in Fiesole (about 1000 ft). The aerial view of Florence is spectacular there. We also took time to stroll through the grounds, which are very secluded, peaceful...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is simply stunning, well worth the trip up the steep climb as it is a charming little church/monastery. Breathtaking views, fantastic frescoes and history that tells a story of the monks who have lived & still live here. If you need inner peace...More

Thank StuTaggart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, peaceful church with a small museum. It's a steep walk up to it by any standards, but worth the effort. There is a memorial garden just over halfway there - we stopped here to eat our lunch, on a bench in much welcomed shade,...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We didn’t plan to see this convent and cells where monks once lived but the steep walk up from the town of Fiesole was well worth the effort. Great views of the whole of Florence along the path too. Make sure you do this plus...More

Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This is a Fransiscan monastery with a funky little museum of artifacts from the missionaries trips a very long time ago. Like a visit to the past. Also a very sweet little church with some beautiful early renaissance art in it's "native habitat"!! be prepared...More

Thank Craicshack
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church with a museum. Also a shop with ancient Franciscan formulas for health. Half way up the hill there is a spectacular view of Florence. (Fortunately, a clear day on our visit). We parked at the car park in Fiesole and walked up as...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We made the trek up the hill to this Convent and were glad we did. It is an interesting place to visit, with a nice little museum about the friars and church. The view from the area around the convent are well worth the effort...More

Thank carrjenn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can get to Fiesola by public bus. One of the attractions is the convent, where you have a marvellous view and a very nice cloister.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 7 July 2018

No wonder this is the top-rated 'attraction' in Fiesole. A pulse-raising walk up a steep hill is rewarded by a splendid complex of an atmospheric church, an intimate courtyard, and a charming souvenir shop with a convivial host-cum-cashier. Spend a good hour here and let...More

Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit Fiesole be sure to make the climb up to the Convent. You will be treated to the most spectacular view of Florence. The climb isn’t too bad and it is so worth it! The small church and convent...More

Thank MissMez
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A friend of mine, told me, the terrace of the convent was a place where engaged couples exchanged promises of eternal love. I can understand why!

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Probably. Be careful if you arrive at noon or during hours of the Divine Office. Last summer the monks were doing their prayer services at noon and evening. The church will be open, just be aware that if they are holding... More
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