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Cathedral San Romolo

Piazza Mino, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Fiesole
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Dating back to the 11th century, the duomo of San Romolo has a Romanesque interior and a massive bell tower.
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New York City, New York
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281 reviews 281 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Cover your head and your shoulders as you will feel the chill of this dark, large church. Smell the ancient stones' rememberance of past services. I was inside one hot August afternoon - alone. No one else inside and it was spooky. Bright sunlight in the Piazza. Cool darkness inside the church. They ask that you do not take pictures... More

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Moscow, Russia
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149 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The cathedral doesn't look very old, but it's belongs to the 13th century. Probably it has a good renovation. Worth the visit because of not so common construction with the presbytery and charming interior of the real Romanesque church. The building seens to be too big for today's Fiesole. Being a popular touristic attraction the cathedral saves the "homely" atmosphere... More

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North of Sydney
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189 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Cathedral is a little gloomy, but worth a look. Opposite the bus stop and not too far to walk. The views outside are what visitors come to this small town for.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

San Romolo di Fiesole (the Cathedral of Saint Romulus) is a quiet cathedral in Fiesole. The church itself is very spartan with limited adornment, but is a view into how the majority of Italians practiced their religion over 1000 years.

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Dublin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Wonderful sense of history and a peaceful ambience. This is a space where you can sit and reflect, without distractions.

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