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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco

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Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Phone Number: 055 59175
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Beautiful Hill Top Walk

This was a steep uphill walk to visit the Missionary. It was a beautiful quiet retreat high in the hills above Florence. After visiting many amazing basilica's throughout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was a steep uphill walk to visit the Missionary. It was a beautiful quiet retreat high in the hills above Florence. After visiting many amazing basilica's throughout Italy, it's not going to knock your socks off. However, the view looking down over Florence is truly amazing. definitely worth the trip up the hill from the square below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This town is amazing. I just love the views. The Missionary is super cool, and if your lucky, you will catch the monks in prayer session. You can read stories and imagine how they live and worship, but it's a delight to see it in person. Walk up the road to the stairs on your right. Its an easier walk.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Take the number 7 bus from Pizza San Marco, (buy the ticket €1.20 each way, from the wooden booth on the square) And 20 minutes you will be in the hill side village of Fiesole, San Francesco is sign posted, the hill is not recommended for those who aren't used to walking up steep slopes!!!! Almost at the top you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

This is great for anyone wanting to get out of the bustle of city life for half a day. Fiesole is close enough to Florence and the attractions limited enough you can see them in a morning and be back in Florence after lunch. The hike up from the piazza is steep but if my 5 year old can do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When I was here in late desember it was a very peaceful and quiet place with a wonderful view towards florence below. This is a nice place to get away from the crowds of tourist in florence but in the summer I quess there is a lot of people here also. Lovely old monastery.

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Phone Number: 055 59175
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Fiesole

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