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“A surprising find under a little convent”

Convento di San Francesco
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 24 June 2012

The Convent cloister must have one of the best views in the world and after the serious climb up the hill it is peaceful to rest here! The Missionary Museum was an unexpected extra - it is not always open but worth a look to see some of the artifacts brought back from the Mission established from this tiny convent.

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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Starting from a very steep but short climb on the left hand side of the Fiesole Duomo and just before you get to the steps leading to the San Francesco, the terrace offer the best view of Florence with only a fraction of your fellow tourists jostling for a spot for a perfect photo.

It was very peaceful sitting on a bench under a big tree watching the red roofs of the city buildings among the far away mountains. It was bliss.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Perfect place for those who wants to reflect and meditate; A Solemn place with panoramic view of Florence.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

There are several unparalleled views of Florence from Fiesole, and the hills up to the convent, and from the convent itself are amongst the best. You can poke around outside the old monastery rooms complete with wooden benches and devotional space at any time of day no matter what else is open. During the summer months there is a small gift shop that also sells water and ice cream.

Thank hairtwirler
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

The day we spent in Fiesole was perfect. It is only a 25 minute bus ride, bus #7 from Florence. one of the high points of the day was walking up to Franciscan Monastery. It is rather steep so It is important to wear sensible shoes. The views were spectacular. It was a bright, sunny day and we were able to look down into the city of Florence. The monastery was charming, quiet and thought provoking.

Thank JSimmons8172
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