Fiesole

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Fiesole Overlooking the skyline of Florence is Fiesole, a small hill town that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city at sunset. Florence Italy 43.807538 11.290244
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Party Earth Review Overlooking the skyline of Florence is Fiesole, a small hill town that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city at sunset. A quick bus trip lets passengers out at Piazza Garibaldi, from where they need only... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

    Fiesole
  • Address:

    Piazza Garibaldi
    Florence

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  • Hours:

    24/7

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Fiesole Review

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Overlooking the skyline of Florence is Fiesole, a small hill town that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city at sunset.

Overlooking the skyline of Florence is Fiesole, a small hill town that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the city at sunset.

A quick bus trip lets passengers out at Piazza Garibaldi, from where they need only follow the signs up Via San Francesco.

Although the ten-minute walk is a bit steep, trekkers are rewarded when they reach Terrace Belvedere at the top, the perfect place to crack open a bottle of wine, claim one of the park benches, and settle in for a fantastic sunset over the domes and spires of Florence.

Once the sun has disappeared, locals and visitors alike make their way to the cafés in the main piazza, or stroll through the surrounding neighborhoods of Fiesole to marvel at the lovely villas built into the hillside and enjoy more stunning views of the city below.

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Tip from Emma:

The cool hilltop air and stunning views of Fiesole make for the perfect getaway for a scenic evening. Wandering from the center of town and into the sloping, winding neighborhoods on the picturesque outskirts will yield some of the most memorable panoramas.

  • Crowd

    Travelers, tourist groups, and locals of all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Beautiful sunsets.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    There are several cafés and eateries in the area, though they may be a bit pricey. Visitors often pack an evening picnic to enjoy on Terrace Belvedere.

  • Prices

    Prices vary by venue.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Summer nights for the sunset.

Fiesole User Reviews

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Fiesole; perfect campania break!
Eveline V. May 17, 2013
Fiesole, a little town only 15 minutes away from the booming centre of Florence, provides the perfect get a way for an sunny afternoon. Florence is great, but especially when the days are getting warmer, you might just want to relax a little outside the city, of course with the magnificent view of the city! Take bus 7 departing at Piazza San Marco, close to the Duomo, and it will lead you directly 'up hill'. When arriving in Fiesole's beautiful square, you might just wander around for a little, there are few restaurants and shops, which show you the specialties of the little town, that gives very much the 'campania' or country side feeling. The little church is beautiful and the museum very impressive. The 'Etrusci' have surely left their marks many years ago. Howevery, if you really want to enjoy the best of Fiesole, you must take a left when you get of the bus. The little steeph road will lead you uphill, where you find the most amazing view over the city of Florence, the surroundings and Tuscany. This is la bella vita! There is a beautiful monastry right next to the end of the road, called Convento di San Francesco which is beautiful and partly in use. Right below the monastry you will find a great place relax, eat a panino or have a little picknick. Again, the great view is present, but at the other side of the hill, facing towards Tuscany's northern hills. If you would like to be served, you might just like to enjoy a lovely lunch or glass of the famous Chianti wine in the cute restaurant along the road; 'Regina degli Etrusci'. This restaurant, as well with panorama view, offers great authentic dishes and has a large glass window, so sipping from a nice prosecco or other beverage, you can take in all the beauty Florence and its countryside has to offer! If you look for a place to have a little rest from Florence and the party life, dont hesitate and spend an afternoon in the beauty of Tuscany!
nice hill
Sam R. Dec 13, 2012
Fiesole is up in the hills and the middle of nowhere. Its a big hike if you try to walk up its probably best to take the bus coz it goes direct from the centre and there’s no risk you end up with heatstroke. Once you’re there there’s not much but the view, some bar cafes but that’s about it. There’s a really small monastery that has a small exhibit and its small but there is nothing else to do up here so you may as well go to the monastery and give the monks a hello.
A Perfect City Break
Tara R. Dec 6, 2012
I walked up to Fiesole from central Florence with my best friend. It was an hour and a half, oh so exhausting, but entirely worth it. The views along the way—of vineyards, hillside estates, graffiti and the valley below—are worth forgoing the bus (though choosing to ride the bus up and walk down gives you the same views and a similar—albeit less sweaty—experience). The monastery at the top of Fiesole is tranquil, with a small museum and church, that are worth visiting if you’ve made it up that far. Sunsets here are also spectacular, especially with bottled wine and a picnic, and there are fewer mosquitoes because it’s a hilltop.
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