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“Must See View of Firenze”

Convento di San Francesco
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Fiesole
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 10, 2013

For 24 years we have had the pleasure of living in Fiesole for part of the summer. For 24 years we have climbed the hill to San Francesco for the pleasure of the most beautiful view of Firenze. The best time to visit the Convento is in the morning. The best time to take in the view is in the evening.

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"steep climb"
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"san francesco"
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"tiny rooms"
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"franciscan monastery"
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"oasis of peace"
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"narrow staircase"
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"bus ride from florence"
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"unusual museum"
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"interesting items"
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"eclectic collection"
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

It was a very steep climb up, but well worth the effort! Beautiful views, and also fascinating to see the tiny monks' cells.

We combined this with a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre and Museum - all in all our trip to Fiesole (on the Number 7 bus) was one of the best things we did during our whole week in Florence. We loved it!

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

The view from the church are amazing and def worth the steep climb up , .The church itself is beautiful and the day we were there , there was nobody else in the church so it was a little special .Fiesole is a really nice place and only about 20 minutes on the 7 bus from Florence , it just costs €1.30 if you buy the ticket at the little stalls or shops but it costs €2 if you buy from driver on bus !.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Just below this church are some the best views over Florence! The church itself is beautiful and has the old room from the convent upstairs. Brilliant find and worth the hard walk up a steep slope!!

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

actually this was the first time i went to Fiesole on a date with a friend and we walked around the convent to take in the view and of course it was lovely , that was many years ago but even in the dark i still remembered it when i returned during the day

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