This small town, even older than Florence, is found to the north-east of the city and can be easily reached by public transport. It was founded in the Etruscan period but archaeological remains have also revealed that there was life here in the Bronze Age. In the main city square, Piazza Mino da Fiesole, are monuments of historic and artistic interest, such as the cathedral which was founded in the 11th Century, restructured in following centuries and renovated in the 19th Century. Other features include the Palazzo Pretorio, the town hall of Fiesole and the church of Santa Maria Primerana. Behind the Piazza Mino da Fiesole, is the archaeological area with the Roman theater and baths, and the remains of Roman and Etruscan temples. Walking from Piazza Mino da Fiesole towards the highest hill in the city, you will come across the first Etruscan acropolis and the 14th-century convent of San Francesco. A splendid panoramic view of Florence can be enjoyed from this height which makes the tiring climb from the Piazza more than worthwhile.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: ATAF 7