Convento di San Francesco
Convento di San Francesco
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Gloria M
50 contributions
Apr 2023
A beautiful old convent on top of Fiesole- view of Florence spectacular. The convent is small and ancient- built in 1125 and then re-established several times. So beautiful words cannot describe. small fountain interior surrounded by roses!
Written 7 May 2023
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Renee S
East Setauket, NY113 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Just like everyone has been saying, it's a special place. It exudes a feeling of peace. And if you walk down the hill, you are rewarded with spectacular views.
Written 4 September 2022
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andrea b
Florence, Italy80 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A short hard promenade to reach a marvellous place on the top of the hill, with a fantastic view upon Florence
Written 3 May 2022
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Diana PA
Seattle, WA52 contributions
Apr 2022
This convent exudes peace and tranquility. It's off the beaten path for sure. They have a small museum of artifacts that they've collected from faraway places. But the real treat is to take in the peace of the place and, if you're fortunate enough to talk to one of the priests, you might get a chance to see more of the place. It transported me to a different state of mind.
Written 18 April 2022
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Joachim R
Shanghai Region, China115 contributions
Apr 2022
Worth seeing when you are in Fiesole anyway. Great view of Florence. A tranquil place for reflection.
Written 17 April 2022
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,813 contributions
Jun 2021
a very nice and quiet place above the city of Florence, with a splendid view, and a little museum. we enjoyed being here, even if the bus to get to Fiesole was rather cramped...
Written 16 June 2021
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cfuller603
Washington DC, DC966 contributions
Oct 2019
It's not as far as you think uphill, though it is steep. You can walk up the road and take your time to get there, From the terrace abovec the restaurant La Reggia, it's just another short climb to the Convent. I did it with a bad leg, using my walking stick.

It's peaceful on top. Definitely glimpse into the small cloister to the right of the chapel, where you may see white rabbits peacefully hopping around. Walk up the steep steps there to see some of the monks' cells. Visit the church briefly with art work from the Mddle Ages to the Renaissance. Walk out to the other cloister and see the Sanctuary. If the Museum is open, walk down the steep stairs to see some of the artefacs the monks brought back from their overseas missions. You can then see a small chapel dating back to the early years.

interestng that this convent was started as a chapel by Benedictine monks, abandoned and then taken over by the Franciscans who built the rest of the convent in 1399,
Written 7 October 2019
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klingoneddie
Pembroke, UK247 contributions
Sep 2019
This little place is at the top of a steep and steady climb from the village square. Just take your time and you will get there.
The church is very old and you can see the old rooms that were home to various monks.
This was an interesting place to wander around and there was also a small museum (free) housing some artefacts that missionaries had gathered over the years.
Very peaceful and quiet up here.
As you get halfway up the hill you will find some benches which have some amazing views over Florence. Many of the places of interest are clearly visible.
At the top of the hill just opposite the church is a small shop selling water (very welcome), etc. There was small garden next to it which visitors can use.
Written 25 September 2019
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David M
Brandon, FL315 contributions
Jul 2019
I visited here with a friend and this is a must-see if you are in Florence. The place is historic with quite an eclectic collection of displays, including a very interesting collection of Asian artifacts. Very interesting.

There is a climb up a steep hill from central Fiesole, but half way up, there is a place to stop, sit, and marvel at the views of Florence.

If you are in Fiesole, this is a place that is worth the hike to visit.
Written 30 August 2019
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Ron C
Gainesville, GA1,009 contributions
Aug 2019
What a treat to find this treasure, a Convent from 1399. It was just open to walk through and enjoy the peace.
Written 26 August 2019
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