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A Surprise

We didn’t plan to see this convent and cells where monks once lived but the steep walk up from the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Beautiful and peaceful

This is a Fransiscan monastery with a funky little museum of artifacts from the missionaries trips... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 59175
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All reviews steep climb a small gift shop oasis of peace bus ride from florence small chapel no charge interesting items peaceful atmosphere attached museum breathtaking views well worth the effort nice place to visit public bus peaceful afternoon town square piazzale michelangelo the main square
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t plan to see this convent and cells where monks once lived but the steep walk up from the town of Fiesole was well worth the effort. Great views of the whole of Florence along the path too. Make sure you do this plus...More

Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a Fransiscan monastery with a funky little museum of artifacts from the missionaries trips a very long time ago. Like a visit to the past. Also a very sweet little church with some beautiful early renaissance art in it's "native habitat"!! be prepared...More

Thank Craicshack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful church with a museum. Also a shop with ancient Franciscan formulas for health. Half way up the hill there is a spectacular view of Florence. (Fortunately, a clear day on our visit). We parked at the car park in Fiesole and walked up as...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We made the trek up the hill to this Convent and were glad we did. It is an interesting place to visit, with a nice little museum about the friars and church. The view from the area around the convent are well worth the effort...More

Thank carrjenn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can get to Fiesola by public bus. One of the attractions is the convent, where you have a marvellous view and a very nice cloister.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 7 July 2018

No wonder this is the top-rated 'attraction' in Fiesole. A pulse-raising walk up a steep hill is rewarded by a splendid complex of an atmospheric church, an intimate courtyard, and a charming souvenir shop with a convivial host-cum-cashier. Spend a good hour here and let...More

Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit Fiesole be sure to make the climb up to the Convent. You will be treated to the most spectacular view of Florence. The climb isn’t too bad and it is so worth it! The small church and convent...More

Thank MissMez
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A friend of mine, told me, the terrace of the convent was a place where engaged couples exchanged promises of eternal love. I can understand why!

Thank Patrickftincognito
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We took a cab to Fiesole then walked up the hill to the Convent. It was steep, but we enjoyed the stunning views and the peaceful atmosphere. There weren't any monks there the day that we went, and the gift shop was not open either...More

1  Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This church and convent is a destination in itself beside the fact that it offers a stunning panorama of Florence. The convent in its modest location is a wonderful place to visit.

1  Thank EUcivilization
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Be careful if you arrive at noon or during hours of the Divine Office. Last summer the monks were doing their prayer services at noon and evening. The church will be open, just be aware that if they are holding... More