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Cathedral San Romolo

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Address: Piazza Mino, 50014, Fiesole, Italy

Dating back to the 11th century, the duomo of San Romolo has a Romanesque...

Dating back to the 11th century, the duomo of San Romolo has a Romanesque interior and a massive bell tower.

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Different to most churches

This church was large and on the inside fairly plain. There are no large paintings, but instead has busts or statues down the sides of the church. Much of it is off limits, the... read more

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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church was large and on the inside fairly plain. There are no large paintings, but instead has busts or statues down the sides of the church. Much of it is off limits, the altar area and the area where people prayer. It has nice feel to it and the ceiling is wooden beams- quite lovely to look at.

Thank kathimacc
Savannah, Georgia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

While visiting Fiesole, I was fortunate enough to attend the noon Epiphany Mass at the Cathedral San Romolo. Not very big, nor was the noon attendance large. Great couple of hours to spend on a chilly day touring Fiesole.

Thank DrKen1963
Springfield, Missouri
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337 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Fiesole is a wonderful village, and we loved the character of this cathedral after seeing so much opulance in so many others. We were there on a Sunday afternoon, the smell of incense from morning services still in the air. There was only one more person there at the time, so we could wander, ponder and appreciate the solemnity Loved... More 

1 Thank Barbara M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This Romanesque cathedral was built in 1028 and is located on Piazza Mino in the center of Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. The church (55 m long and 27 m wide) was enlarged in 1256 and restored in 1883, while the bell/clock tower dates from 1213. The dark interior has a nave with two aisles separated by 18 thick stone columns. The... More 

1 Thank T-Bird1974
Lisbon, Portugal
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This Cathedral it's located just in Piazza Mino, where the bus leaves passengers, in Fiesole's centre. Cathedral has a great contrast to Baroque churches that you can find in Florence. The tower is beautiful and you have a glimpse of Tuscany outsider the very touristic places. It's a place of light (pray if you are a believer) and if you... More 

Thank Zfreire
Sydney, Australia
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226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

this is a lovely and beautiful little church small with stunning carving statues and these beautiful vaulted ceiling columns and a balcony

Thank mje0250
Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is a stark and dark church in the center of beautiful Fiesole. The town floats above the Firenze valley and the soaring tower floats above the hill village. There is an intricate carved pulpit decorating the altar that should be seen.

Thank Knyte7
London, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We walked down from where we're staying and we were impressed. Beautiful vaulted ceiling columns and a balcony. Would I go again, oh yes.

Thank Matthew P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is not one of the world's greatest cathedrals but it makes a gentle contrast to so many over decorated Italian churches. It is shady, cool and simply decorated with a great tower. Well worth a half hour of your time.

2 Thank John P
Bergen, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice cathedral. Lots of great art and a special type wich is quite special. I really recommend this cathedral. It gives a very special feeling to enter. Special in the sense that you can go around also behind the alter. Lovely

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