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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco

Via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
055 59175
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Religious Sites
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The view is to die for and the steep climb almost kills you, but it is so worth the effort! The museum at the top is very interesting and there is also a quaint little store, with home made goods. The exercise will help you work off all that wonderful italian food!

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Union, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The walk up can be challenging for some but well worth it! Beautiful, peaceful. Amazing views, interesting grounds to explore. Unfortunately we were not able to have dinner at the restaurant.....next trip!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were staying in Florence for 2 weeks and using it for our base to explore some of the surrounding areas. Fiesole is an easy and inexpensive bus ride from Florence. Grab the #7 bus from Piazza San Marco and 20-30 minutes later you are in Fiesole. Bus ticket is less then $2 USD and drops you off right in... More

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

It's a very steep climb to the Franciscan missionary , but when you get to the top the views are amazing . The church is very quaint . Worth visiting .

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We visited the convent with friends visiting Fiesole for the first time. Thee day was bright and the views from the convent over Florence were exceptional.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A very characteristic town, approx 15kms out of Florence it Is part of the 'hop on hop off tour bus' (b line). The bus stops for 35 minutes which enough time to visit the church & Franciscan monastery at the top of the hill & soak in Florence from high. Alternately you can wait for the next bus which come... More

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Barrie, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Worth the climb. Such a peaceful place. I didn't get down to the free museum so can't comment there. We enjoyed the visit to the town, a bit of a break from Florence. Nice and quiet.

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California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Chapel is charming, the museum has a mummy, but most impressive is the view of the city. Fiesole is a short and inexpensive bus ride, north of Florence, that is 100% worth your time. The view from the south grounds of the Mission offer a priceless view of Florence and the Arno, particularly at sunrise and sunset on a... More

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Toronto
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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband studied at St Francis of Assisi Primary school and imagine our surprise finding the monastery on top of Fiesole. With all the Chinese painting and statues and letters, esp one from the Emperor. This was special.

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Very peaceful place with great view but u just have to hike a bit ;) since that is up to an hill. Better on sunset for the view on Florence

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