The Roman "Faesulae" boasts Etruscan origins and was the region's epicenter for quite some time. Fortified in 1325, it was also a Medici family favorite. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Fiesole witnessed the construction of many villas and gardens, becoming a top destination among foreigners. And besides its rich history and culture, it's easy to reach! Hop in a taxi or take the bus (line 7) to get there.
If you’re in Florence, don't forget to add Fiesole to your list of day trips. Located on a hilltop overlooking the Arno and Mugnone valleys, this charming town offers an unrivaled view of Florence and its surroundings. Fiesole’s beautiful countryside, archaeological remains and wealth of artistic masterpieces will blow you away.
Here are a few treasures not to miss: