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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
Phone Number: 055 59175
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Fiesole

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