A wonderful trip from Florence. The monastery is very interesting, you can visit a museum and have a spledid look on the city of Florence. The acces to Fiesole is possible with public bus from Florence.
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.
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...
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.