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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco

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Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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+39 055 59175

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An unexpected gem of a museum

It's quite a steep climb up from the centre of town, but well worth it. Grab one of the splendid ice creams from the gelateria in the town square and stroll up slowly. The small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite a steep climb up from the centre of town, but well worth it. Grab one of the splendid ice creams from the gelateria in the town square and stroll up slowly. The small chapel is charming but the attached museum was the real find of the day. The last thing I'd expected on this Tuscan hilltop was a... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the town square it is a steep but not long climb up to the church. Midway, there is a viewpoint where you can see down the valley with a view of Florence. The church is very small but still being used. Next to it, you can look into the cloister with a nice garden. You can then climb some... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

A wonderful trip from Florence. The monastery is very interesting, you can visit a museum and have a spledid look on the city of Florence. The acces to Fiesole is possible with public bus from Florence.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

A short bus ride from Florence and you reach this gem, absolutely stunning and incredibly interesting too. Don't miss it

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

You can go here via sightseeing bus. It worth to do so to enjoy the excellent view on Florence. If you do not have these 2 hours, you can enjoy a similar view from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Where else in Italy could you find an Egyptian mummy? Well here. It basically has many artifacts brought back by missionaries and as such is very interesting. The location and view is superb. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Every time I am in Fiesole, I make the steep climb up the hill to the Franciscan monastery. This is a quirky little museum--my husband and I enjoyed it very much. Be warned all the materials are in Italian--and enjoy the eclectic collection of missionary monks from their travels in China and Africa. The hand lettered tags are fascinating--and give... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

After a steep walk up the hill we came across this museum. You enter the museum via the chapel so don't just look in the chapel and then leave. A very interesting and eclectic collection.

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice walk to the top of the hill will be rewarded with tremendous views. It is a beautiful area. There are two routes one is a nice winding path and the other is a steep road.

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

This lovely convent is a peaceful and beautiful place a few minutes walk from central Fiesole. The view over Firenze from the front of the convent is stunning. And the small cells where the munks used to live are fascinating. They give a glimpse of the life that was lived here once.

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