Explore a real Tuscan hill town, only 20 minutes bus ride from Florence. Get to know the history of ancient civilizations, such as the Etruscans, ancestors of the Romans ... More info ›
Explore a real Tuscan hill town, only 20 minutes bus ride from Florence. Get to know the history of ancient civilizations, such as the Etruscans, ancestors of the Romans. Enjoy a breath-taking view of Florence from the top of San Francesco hill. Feel revitalized by the quietness a Franciscan monastery, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy the best pastry and coffee of your life and relax in an organic farm, tasting their organic extra-virgin olive oil, ending the tour with an amazing food tasting with a glass of wine facing the hills. We will take a taxi from Fiesole to Maiano (5 minutes cab ride). The return to Florence from Maiano is on you. You can either walk 10 minutes to the n. 7 bus stop and then commuting to downtown or take a taxi back to Florence (aproximately 30 euros).
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Stop At: Piazza Mino, Fiesole Italy
It was the Roman forum. Nowadays it's the square where people meet for a coffee or a glass of wine.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Convento di San Francesco, Via San Francesco 13, 50014, Fiesole Italy
It's on the very top of Fiesole hill. We go there walking and the road is pretty steep, so make sure to have comfortable shoes. We visit the church with its sacristy and the old convent, with the friars' cells.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Fiesole archaeological site, Via Portigiani, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy
It's Fiesole archeological area, with the ruins of the Etruscan temple, the Roman baths and the Roman theatre. We also visit the archeological museum.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Cathedral San Romolo, Piazza Mino, 50014, Fiesole Italy
It's a magnificent Romanesque cathedral, dating back to 1032. We will learn about a lot of medieval symbology.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Fattoria di Maiano, Via delle Cave di Maiano 2, 50014, Fiesole Italy
We will visit the olive grove and learn about the different tuscan olive varieties. We will see the pressing machines and taste the excellent extra-virgin olive oil produced in the farm, which has received several international rewards. We will sit down in the patio, have a glass of wine and a tray of local charcuterie and cheese, from farm to table.
After the tour, you can stay for lunch at the organic restaurant (menu a la carte, cost not included in the tour).
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes