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Convento di San Francesco

Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 59175
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amazing views

If you have the chance to visit Fiesole be sure to make the climb up to the Convent. You will be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MissMez
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Poignant Landscape

A friend of mine, told me, the terrace of the convent was a place where engaged couples exchanged... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patrickftincognito
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Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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"steep climb"
in 13 reviews
"san francesco"
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"franciscan monastery"
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"oasis of peace"
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"bus ride from florence"
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"unusual museum"
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"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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have the chance to visit Fiesole be sure to make the climb up to the Convent. You will be treated to the most spectacular view of Florence. The climb isn’t too bad and it is so worth it! The small church and convent...More

Thank MissMez
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine, told me, the terrace of the convent was a place where engaged couples exchanged promises of eternal love. I can understand why!

Thank Patrickftincognito
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a cab to Fiesole then walked up the hill to the Convent. It was steep, but we enjoyed the stunning views and the peaceful atmosphere. There weren't any monks there the day that we went, and the gift shop was not open either...More

1  Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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.

1  Thank EUcivilization
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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 8 April 2018 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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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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