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Address: Via San Domenico, Fiesole, Italy

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Easy Bus Ride, Charming Town and Views

This is the best secret of Florence. You must visit when you're in the area. The history is amazing and so are the views. Totally unparalleled experience. Definitely worth the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Portsmouth, Dominica
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Portsmouth, Dominica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is the best secret of Florence. You must visit when you're in the area. The history is amazing and so are the views. Totally unparalleled experience. Definitely worth the effort to get there!

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

if you take the 7 bus or the hop on hop off B route you can go up there. beautiful grounds, beautiful views of Florence. lovely ruins a monastery and little quaint restaurants. a beautiful sunny day and you are all set. its worth about a half day.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Take the bus from San Marco plaza it's cheap takes about 20 minutes up into the mountain village of Fiesole, see the roman remains and museum, have lunch overlooking the Tuscan countryside and down across Florence visit the monastery with it's fabulous views have a coffee in one of the café/bars all close by for a relaxing half day or... More 

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Florence, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The tourist buses in central Florence can take you to this mountain town which is not too far from Florence. You get to see the outer suberbs wher the "well heeled" live, see some overviews of Florence and visit this little town which is probably worth much more time than we spent.. There is a steep, narrow road which rises... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

By chance, we took the open top tour bus to San Domenico Fiesole and we had the chance to get off to walk around. FIrst, the views of Firenze we amazing. However, the town setting & its history are remarkable as well. After a few purchases @ a street fair and a nice red wine, we were back on our... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Lovely views of Firenze, but so do a lot of other places. The Missionary Museum is quite interesting. The Monks sent stuff home from AA OVER the world and it is very interesting. It's also peaceful.

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are looking for an escape from the busy city centre of Florence, then hop on the number 7 bus from Piazza San Marco to the tranquil hillside town of Fiesole (bus leaves from Via Giorgio La Pira on the east flank of the piazza). The journey takes less than 20 minutes and the views from the town over... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A 10-15 minute bus ride from the centre of Florence (Number 7), the little town of Fiesole is definitely worth a visit. A short but steep walk up the hill reveals the most stunning panoramic view of the city of Florence and surrounding Tuscan hills, as well as the Monastery of Saint Francesco (free entry), which includes a museum contain... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If in Florence take the no 7 bus to Fiesole. It leaves Piazzo San Marco about every 20 mins. Tickets can be obtained from tobacco stall in square - the owner has very good English and is helpful. Bus terminus in main square and then returns to San Marco. Best views are from right hand side of bus. This small... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in San Domenico for a light lunch and wow the views from all directions were just magnificent. It was also a nice place to buy a few pieces of jewellery hand made for a good friend back in Adelaide without being followed or hassled. Small friendly town of the Fiesole district and certainly worth a visit.

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