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Cathedral San Romolo

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Address: Piazza Mino, 50014 Fiesole, Italy
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Dating back to the 11th century, the duomo of San Romolo has a Romanesque...

Dating back to the 11th century, the duomo of San Romolo has a Romanesque interior and a massive bell tower.

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Romanesque Cathedral & Tower!

This Romanesque cathedral was built in 1028 and is located on Piazza Mino in the center of Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. The church (55 m long and 27 m wide) was enlarged in 1256 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This Romanesque cathedral was built in 1028 and is located on Piazza Mino in the center of Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. The church (55 m long and 27 m wide) was enlarged in 1256 and restored in 1883, while the bell/clock tower dates from 1213. The dark interior has a nave with two aisles separated by 18 thick stone columns. The... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This Cathedral it's located just in Piazza Mino, where the bus leaves passengers, in Fiesole's centre. Cathedral has a great contrast to Baroque churches that you can find in Florence. The tower is beautiful and you have a glimpse of Tuscany outsider the very touristic places. It's a place of light (pray if you are a believer) and if you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

this is a lovely and beautiful little church small with stunning carving statues and these beautiful vaulted ceiling columns and a balcony

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a stark and dark church in the center of beautiful Fiesole. The town floats above the Firenze valley and the soaring tower floats above the hill village. There is an intricate carved pulpit decorating the altar that should be seen.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We walked down from where we're staying and we were impressed. Beautiful vaulted ceiling columns and a balcony. Would I go again, oh yes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is not one of the world's greatest cathedrals but it makes a gentle contrast to so many over decorated Italian churches. It is shady, cool and simply decorated with a great tower. Well worth a half hour of your time.

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice cathedral. Lots of great art and a special type wich is quite special. I really recommend this cathedral. It gives a very special feeling to enter. Special in the sense that you can go around also behind the alter. Lovely

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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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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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 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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