Fiesole is a charming village which has won the hearts of both locals and tourists alike. It’s the ideal day trip from Florence. It is located in the northern Tuscan hills and only an hour walk or a short drive from bella Firenze. It boasts stunning views of Florence, making it a great spot to take a photo of the Florence Duomo.
You can get there by bus or car. Take the ATAF 17 bus to Fiesole, then the 7, for 40 minutes. Piazza Mino is the center of the town. There is usually a market on weekends. Cash is a must so that you can buy local food, wine, and other artisan goods.
You want to learn more? This is what you can do and see on your perfect day trip to Florence: A day in Fiesole
Fiesole’s breathtaking monastery and views
You can work up an appetite walking up to San Francesco Monastery HTML1. The views from this street are worth the steepest in the region.
You’ll also be able to visit the nearby chapel and the free museum run by the monks. Park benches overlook the terrace and are a great place to relax or take a break.
You can return to the centre of town by following the path that is in front of the chapel. This beautiful path is a great spot for taking walks and enjoying the beauty of the park.
Roman ruins and amazing art
Time for some Roman art and ruins!
You will fall in love, if you’re a fan of Uffizi then you will also be drawn to the 12th- and 14th-century works at Bandini Museum at Via Dupre 1 You will see works from Della Robbia, Taddeo Gaddi, Bernardo Daddi, Lorenzo Monaco and Nardo di Cione.
You will be able to access the Civic Archeology Museum, and other sites for one entrance fee. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays (and Wednesdays in winter). The grounds can be toured, which were once inhabited before the Romans conquered it in the 2nd Century BC. (The 9th century BC is the date of Etruscan settlement! ).
An intact amphitheater is also found in the archeological area. It was used to show operas, but it was much less recent. The Civic Museum, located at Via Portigiani 1, contains more Roman and Greek artifacts.
Wine and dining
We recommend that you eat like a local when you’re hungry for Tuscan dinner or lunch. This place is a favorite of ours, so we have included it on our list of favorite restaurants. Enjoy the best steak you will ever taste. Enjoy dessert while you window shop Via Gramsci.