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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Fiesole
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous views!”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

It was a very steep climb up, but well worth the effort! Beautiful views, and also fascinating to see the tiny monks' cells.

We combined this with a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre and Museum - all in all our trip to Fiesole (on the Number 7 bus) was one of the best things we did during our whole week in Florence. We loved it!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

The view from the church are amazing and def worth the steep climb up , .The church itself is beautiful and the day we were there , there was nobody else in the church so it was a little special .Fiesole is a really nice place and only about 20 minutes on the 7 bus from Florence , it just costs €1.30 if you buy the ticket at the little stalls or shops but it costs €2 if you buy from driver on bus !.

Visited February 2013
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Florence, Italy
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“Beautiful little church”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Just below this church are some the best views over Florence! The church itself is beautiful and has the old room from the convent upstairs. Brilliant find and worth the hard walk up a steep slope!!

Visited November 2012
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Paso Robles, California
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“The Convent of Fiesole”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

actually this was the first time i went to Fiesole on a date with a friend and we walked around the convent to take in the view and of course it was lovely , that was many years ago but even in the dark i still remembered it when i returned during the day

Visited November 2011
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“Quiet and cool above the heat of Florence”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The convent was established around 1399 and retains a small, very pretty area of cloisters, always colourful with flowers. The Church is small with a crucifix by Neri di Bicci. The monk's cells are still intact and it is possible to go up a narrow staircase and visit some of the cells.

The view from just below the Convento is magnificent, views across Florence and the surrounding countryside. Take the no.7 bus from San Marco to Fiesole terminus and then a short but steep walk from the square where the Convento di San Domenico i s located takes to past a leather shop and view point, up to San Francesco.

Visited September 2012
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