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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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A sperb peaceful place to reflect snd eventually pray

This is one of the very reason going to Fiesole is a wonderful trip. The cloisters, original paintings are superb. Location is amazing. Nice place to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the very reason going to Fiesole is a wonderful trip. The cloisters, original paintings are superb. Location is amazing. Nice place to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The convent is perched at the top of the hill in Fiesole - it is a well preserved building and interesting in itself - but the views it offers of Florence are absolutely amazing. Worth the trip alone. But there are many little gems in Fiesole - a good day trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This quiet, spiritual corner of Fiesole has become a touchstone for me. Away from the crowds of Florence, this restful spot at the top of the hill reminds me of how restoring a bit of silence and beauty can be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

After visiting the Roman Ampitheater and Etruscan Museum in Fiesole, grab a bottle of water and head up the hill to the Franciscan Convento di San Francesco at the top. It is quite a hike up an uneven cobblestone path and you'll need to stop and catch your breath a couple of times. Once up top you'll have the most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The hike to the top is straight up. If you are going for the view, do not do it unless it is a very clear day. The free museum is worth a quick visit. Just be aware there are no toilet facilities. You have to walk back down to the Roman ruins at the foot of the hill if "nature... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Getting off the bus in Fiesole you will see a sign up a cobbled street going to the Franciscan church and monastery.. There is a great view of Florence on the way up only about a 10 min walk. Go to the right of the church and take the time to go up the spiral staircase where the monks cells... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

From the plaza, there is a steep climb up a stone street to an overlook with a sweeping vista of Florence, the valley and the distant hills. The monastery is a short distance further up. The small chapel contains Renaissance period paintings and the small museum some Asian and Egyptian artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

It's at the top of a hill but but the walk is well worth the view and church. It has 2 beautiful cloisters and the place is so serene and peaceful. Would I visit again oh yes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

After a tyring walk upwards the pedestrian leading to the monastery arrived at the piazzale. A panoramic vew of Florence, amazing experience vale la pena. An old church and a museum was the premium of my great effort to arrive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

hi the Franciscan Missionary is a beautiful spot and full of peacefulness, but look out for the cat,s the views. are good and the Missionary is cool in the heat,,,,38c when we went ,it is beautiful in side whit sum good frescoes,the Museum was cloesd so i can not say a bout that,,all in all a good trip.

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