Fiesole archeological site is located in the core center of the city and is what today can be described as "archaeological park characterized by important archaeological evidence and by the presence of historical, cultural and landscape-environmental".
The Civic Museum of Fiesole was inaugurated in 1878 and coincided with the commissioning of light, in several parts of the city, monuments and artefacts with extraordinary archaeological and historical-artistic interest.
The museum owes its name to Angelo Maria Bandini (Florence, September 25, 1726 - Fiesole, August 10, 1803), a religious, librarian and collector of Italian art, but also a canon, scholar and bibliophile.
The Cathedral of Fiesole or San Romolo Cathedral is located in Piazza Mino da Fiesole , the first one you meet coming from Florence, situated on the site where once stood the ancient Forum of Fesulae.
The Convent of San Domenico owes its name to the town where it is located, a hamlet of Fiesole halfway between Florence and Fiesole. The Convent was founded in 1405-1406 as a monastery for reform at the behest of Giovanni Dominici and the bishop of Fiesole Jacopo Altoviti , both friars of S. Maria Novella.
If from Fiesole you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Florence , from Mount Ceceri, in addition to the unforgettable view of the city, you can look on prospicente valley, where they are still located Cave of Maiano.
The Badia Fiesolana know that it was the Cathedral of Fiesole in the period from the Middle Ages until 1028, originally dedicated to St. Peter and then to San Romolo, as it built on the site of his martyrdom.
Fiesole is situated on a hill, just where once stood the acropolis of an ancient Etruscan and Roman town, where in 1125 the Florentines destroyed the medieval fortress.
The tradition of the Medici Villas located on the outskirts of Florence, began in the mid-fifteenth century when, according to the writings of Vasari, the architect Michelozzo, assisted by Rossellino and Antonio Manetti, builds and adapts to Cosimo the Elder, the Cafaggiolo Villa, Careggi, Trebbio and Fiesole. The latter was built between 1458 and 1461 and is the most famous and best preserved of the Ville and is also called " Belcanto " or " Palagio di Fiesole ".
Best rate guaranteed
More flexible cancellation policies
Upgrade according to availability
More flexibility in dates
Via degli Artigiani,1 - 50014 Fiesole (FI)Contact us How to Reach Us