Things to see and do - Fiesole
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v. S. Francesco 13 I - 50014 Fiesole
Admirable situated on the top of a hill, this humble Franciscan common with its tiny cloister, accommodates the small Museum of the Missions.
P.za della Cattedrale 1 I - 50014 Fiesole
Founded in the 11C and later enlarged, this Cathedral has a sparse interior and a basilical arrangement, with a raised chancel and columns supporting antique capitals. It accommodates beautiful sculptures by Mino da Fiesole.
Archaeological and historical sites
v. Portigiani 3 I - 50014 Fiesole
Here you can see a Roman theatre, relics of some Roman spas, a small Etruscan temple and a museum exhibiting an interesting collection of objects unearthed in archaeological excavations. An enchanting site.
Nature and gardens
I - 50014 Fiesole
The best way of discovering Tuscany, renowned for its beautiful light and landscape, is the road from Florence to Fiesole. It skirts hillsides covered in olive groves, cypresses and terraced gardens as each bend in the road reveals yet another incomp..
Museums and art
v. ortigiani 1 I - 50014 Fiesole
Within easy reach of the archaeological site, the antiquarium has a fine collection of Greek and Etruscan vases and some Roman wall paintings, which were actually unearthed on the very site now occupied by the antiquarium.
Museums and art
v. Dupre 1 I - 50014 Fiesole
This museum unites Tuscan paintings from the 14 and 15C also harbours Petrarch's triumphs upstairs.
P.za San-Domenico 7 I - 50014 Fiesole
It was in this 15C church (later remodelled) that Fra Angelico made his vows... One of its chapels is decorated with one of his accomplishments, a Virgin with Child and saints. and opposite is a Baptism of Christ, by Lorenzo di Credi.
v. adia-dei-Roccettini I - 50014 Fiesole
This former Benedictine convent which was partially rebuilt by Cosimo the Elder, a regular resident here, accommodates a Romanesque church. Its initial façade with its geometric designs in green and white marble was incorporated into a later façade w..