We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Hidden hillside gem

This place is simply stunning, well worth the trip up the steep climb as it is a charming little... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Peaceful and worth the effort!

Small, peaceful church with a small museum. It's a steep walk up to it by any standards, but worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carolyn S
Exeter, United Kingdom
Read all 342 reviews
All photos (304)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 59175
Reviews (342)
Filter reviews
111 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steep climb a small gift shop breathtaking views oasis of peace well worth the effort bus ride from florence no charge interesting items peaceful atmosphere peaceful church attached museum nice place to visit public bus peaceful afternoon small garden small museum piazzale michelangelo
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 111 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is simply stunning, well worth the trip up the steep climb as it is a charming little church/monastery. Breathtaking views, fantastic frescoes and history that tells a story of the monks who have lived & still live here. If you need inner peace...More

Thank StuTaggart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small, peaceful church with a small museum. It's a steep walk up to it by any standards, but worth the effort. There is a memorial garden just over halfway there - we stopped here to eat our lunch, on a bench in much welcomed shade,...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t plan to see this convent and cells where monks once lived but the steep walk up from the town of Fiesole was well worth the effort. Great views of the whole of Florence along the path too. Make sure you do this plus...More

Thank drpaigec
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This is a Fransiscan monastery with a funky little museum of artifacts from the missionaries trips a very long time ago. Like a visit to the past. Also a very sweet little church with some beautiful early renaissance art in it's "native habitat"!! be prepared...More

Thank Craicshack
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church with a museum. Also a shop with ancient Franciscan formulas for health. Half way up the hill there is a spectacular view of Florence. (Fortunately, a clear day on our visit). We parked at the car park in Fiesole and walked up as...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed July 21, 2018

We made the trek up the hill to this Convent and were glad we did. It is an interesting place to visit, with a nice little museum about the friars and church. The view from the area around the convent are well worth the effort...More

Thank carrjenn
Reviewed July 10, 2018

You can get to Fiesola by public bus. One of the attractions is the convent, where you have a marvellous view and a very nice cloister.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed July 7, 2018

No wonder this is the top-rated 'attraction' in Fiesole. A pulse-raising walk up a steep hill is rewarded by a splendid complex of an atmospheric church, an intimate courtyard, and a charming souvenir shop with a convivial host-cum-cashier. Spend a good hour here and let...More

Thank IrvineUncleT
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit Fiesole be sure to make the climb up to the Convent. You will be treated to the most spectacular view of Florence. The climb isn’t too bad and it is so worth it! The small church and convent...More

Thank MissMez
Reviewed May 7, 2018

A friend of mine, told me, the terrace of the convent was a place where engaged couples exchanged promises of eternal love. I can understand why!

Thank Patrickftincognito
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Villa Aurora Hotel
174 reviews
.25 km away
Hotel Villa Bonelli
209 reviews
.60 km away
FH Villa Fiesole Hotel
586 reviews
.89 km away
Belmond Villa San Michele
499 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 57 nearby restaurants
La Reggia degli Etruschi
2,113 reviews
.07 km away
Bar Pasticceria Alcedo
114 reviews
.45 km away
Terrazza 45
725 reviews
.20 km away
Piatti e Fagotti
237 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 28 nearby attractions
San Domenico Fiesole
109 reviews
.61 km away
Museo Civico Archeologico
550 reviews
.30 km away
Piazza Mino
178 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
January 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Be careful if you arrive at noon or during hours of the Divine Office. Last summer the monks were doing their prayer services at noon and evening. The church will be open, just be aware that if they are holding... More