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Franciscan Missionary Museum - Convento di San Francesco

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Address: Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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+39 055 59175

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A short bus ride from Florence and you reach this gem, absolutely stunning and incredibly interesting too. Don't miss it

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short bus ride from Florence and you reach this gem, absolutely stunning and incredibly interesting too. Don't miss it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can go here via sightseeing bus. It worth to do so to enjoy the excellent view on Florence. If you do not have these 2 hours, you can enjoy a similar view from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Where else in Italy could you find an Egyptian mummy? Well here. It basically has many artifacts brought back by missionaries and as such is very interesting. The location and view is superb. Definitely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Every time I am in Fiesole, I make the steep climb up the hill to the Franciscan monastery. This is a quirky little museum--my husband and I enjoyed it very much. Be warned all the materials are in Italian--and enjoy the eclectic collection of missionary monks from their travels in China and Africa. The hand lettered tags are fascinating--and give... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

After a steep walk up the hill we came across this museum. You enter the museum via the chapel so don't just look in the chapel and then leave. A very interesting and eclectic collection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk to the top of the hill will be rewarded with tremendous views. It is a beautiful area. There are two routes one is a nice winding path and the other is a steep road.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This lovely convent is a peaceful and beautiful place a few minutes walk from central Fiesole. The view over Firenze from the front of the convent is stunning. And the small cells where the munks used to live are fascinating. They give a glimpse of the life that was lived here once.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Very nice place on the top of the hill. Museum is small but nice. There are also some "rooms", where monks lived and studied. The whole area is calm with trees, like a park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Enter the monastery and climb the narrow staircase to see the actual cells the monks lived in. Amazing! The church is nice, too, and the view and the park around the church. Nice place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

A charming and informative place on the hill above the cathedral, the monastery has a small but attractive church with several impressive paintings, a delightful cloister area, access to view the old monks' cells and a fascinating museum which includes many artic acts including those of Chinese missionaries (who were later martyred during the 'Boxer rebellion'.

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