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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco

Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Phone Number: 055 59175
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Museums
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco Quirky little free museum worth a visit and great views on the way up

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful views from the top of the hill near the convent, but be prepared for the walk up there, it is tough. But once there if it's a clear day, it's totally worth it to look down on the Florence area and the Duomo in particular.

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Conway, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This historic site is not easy to access, but well worth the climb. The views from the overlooks are wonderful, and the Franciscan church is lovely. We took many photos from the top.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Very peaceful! Wonderful views. Unfortunately Museum was closed on both our visits.Paintings very interesting.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Besides for the breathtaking view, the Franciscan Missionary Museum looks just like most churches in Italy, and if you haven’t read up on the area you wouldn’t really know that it is a museum and place you can visit. That aside, we sheepishly made our way in (we were one of the tourists that had not read up and ended... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Started by women who wanted to live a quiet existence, it is still a working church and home to a Monastery. Lovely museum below with artifacts from travels to Asia and more. Amazing space. Wonderful paintings. A truly religious experience. See the years of bell ringing and the effect the chains have had on the stone. Sit silently before some... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We caught the No 7 bus from San Marco to Fiesole (tickets bought from the kiosk in the centre of the square, and then inserted into the machine on the bus) and the first thing we did was walk up the slope to the Monastery. It is a very quiet peaceful place, the little museum is quite interesting, and the... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Fiesole has nice position very high above Firenze. This still place has got nice missionary museum inside of old franciscian monastery.

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brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We made the trip up to Fiesole and fully enjoyed it. It's short walk up the hill towards the monastery, I think some other reviewers exaggerate regarding the challenge of it, but that's subjective. The views on Florence are great, an excellent photo moment, you can see the whole city beneath you. Don't forget to climb a bit further to... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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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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