Fiesole is near Florence and can be reached in about 20 minutes’ bus ride. It could be the perfect destination for all looking for a more quiet and peaceful place, but still very near to Florence and its attractions.
This lovely Tuscan village boasts Etruscan origins and you can still admire the remains of its huge walls here and there.
Among Fiesole's main sights and attractions we mention the nice Palazzo Pretorio or town hall, with its coat of arms, Piazza Mino, the city's main square, full of shops, restaurants and cafes, and the Duomo or Cathedral of San Romolo, with fine frescoes.
Take a pleasant walk through its narrow roads along the ancient walls past many charming villas, such the Villa Medici.
This beautiful town was also one of the places chosen as the setting for A Room With a View, the wonderful movie starring Daniel Day Lewis and Helena Bonham-Carter.