Museo Missionario Francescano, Fiesole

The Franciscan Missionary Museum, Fiesole

This museum is home to many statues, paintings, ceramics, archaeological finds and fabrics all collected by missionaries

The museum is housed in the fourteenth – twentieth century San Francesco convent and contains many exotic items collected by missionaries. The Chinese and the Egyptian sections are particularly interesting. In the Chinese section, there are clothes, musical instruments, printed prototypes, jade statuettes, porcelain and ivory items on display. In the archeological section, there are both local and Egyptian finds on display, such as the twentieth century BC mummy.

Opening hours
Tuesday – Friday 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm
Saturday – Sunday 3pm-5pm

Entry fee
Free, donations welcome

Disabled access

Contact information
via S. Francesco 13
Fiesole (Florence)
Telephone 055 59175
The small town rises on a hill 6 km from Florence
Fiesole was one of the most important Etruscan towns on the southern slopes of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. It was allied to Rome in the III century BC. In 90 BC the town rebelled during the social war, being then taken by Lucio Porcio Catone. The acropolis was found on the top of the hill, where today the convent of St. Francis stands. ...