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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 #2 of 13 Attractions in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Religious Sites
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New York City, New York
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281 reviews 281 reviews
52 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
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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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