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Convento di San Francesco

Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 59175
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Superb. Serene. Authentic. Peaceful.

This church and convent is a destination in itself beside the fact that it offers a stunning... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EUcivilization
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Beverly Hills, Michigan
Escape the crowds of Florence to this Gem

After a day of battling the crowds in Tuscany we took the bus from San Marco Piazza about 20 min up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AJHUCK
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Colorado
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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+39 055 59175
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"steep climb"
in 13 reviews
"san francesco"
in 7 reviews
"franciscan monastery"
in 4 reviews
"oasis of peace"
in 2 reviews
"bus ride from florence"
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"unusual museum"
in 2 reviews
"egyptian mummy"
in 2 reviews
"small chapel"
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"interesting items"
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"eclectic collection"
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"attached museum"
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"wonderful trip"
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"quiet place"
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"beautiful view"
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"worth the effort"
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"town square"
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"the main square"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This church and convent is a destination in itself beside the fact that it offers a stunning panorama of Florence. The convent in its modest location is a wonderful place to visit.

Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a day of battling the crowds in Tuscany we took the bus from San Marco Piazza about 20 min up the hill to the Tuscan village of Fiesole. From the bus stop you can cross the street and follow the signs to the left...More

1  Thank AJHUCK
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The short, steep climb from the main square is well worth it for the amazing view over Florence. The church and attached museum are charming and peaceful.

Thank brenhell
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I've been touring Italy for six weeks and finally a church that conveys the spirit of Christ. No gilt, no fancy mosaics, no droves of tourists taking photos and being generally disrespectful. The frescoes are of monks serving the community by last rites, funerals and...More

Thank lovetotravelgreeley
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Well worth the steep walk up beautiful winding laneways. The views over Florence are amazing, even on a hazy day. The monastery is very peaceful and the views of Fiesole on the way back down the steep laneways is superb, especially when you visit in...More

Thank LKR65
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is a REAL monastry - what else can I add to that? The visitor has to be fortunate enough to get to the place when the monks are "at duty", then it grows much more interesting. Another option is to have a good guide...More

Thank Natalia S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Take Bus No 7 From Florence, Bus ride going up the hill is spectacular.I was quite tired walking up the steps, and sat down halfway to gaze at the sweeping views of Florence. My husband decided to go further up, and called me to join...More

2  Thank Ranu M
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We walked around the monastery. Walking up towards it is very difficult and steep but it is really worth it in the end. The views are phenomenal and the convent is pretty too. Worth a good relaxed walk.

Thank Keren B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Beautiful view up here at the top of Fiesole, and some nice paintings in the church c. 1500. Also a collection of Chinese objects collected by missionaries.

Thank TanZimSa
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The walk up to this Monastery is steep, but totally worth it. The view is higher than Piazzale Michelangelo, and you can see so much more. It's best to go at Sunset.

Thank Chris M
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
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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