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San Domenico Fiesole, Fiesole

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The Convent of San Domenico is a Dominican convent in Fiesole, Italy, situated between the hill of Fiesole and the suburbs of Florence. It was founded in 1406 and completed in 1435 on the initiative of Giovanni Dominici and the bishop of Fiesole, Jacopo Altoviti, both of them friars at the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.Fra Angelico was a friar here, and painted several artworks for the convent, including the Fiesole Altarpiece and the Coronation of the Virgin (now in the Louvre of Paris). Pietro Perugino's Madonna with Child between Saints John the Baptist and Sebastian, painted here in 1493, is now at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Also here is the 'Baptism' of Lorenzo di Credi, a free rendering of the Baptism in the Uffizi, the panel attributed to master Verrocchio and to Leonardo himself.
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  • The village itself is quite nice and there is a possibility to eat and shop. On the surrounding walking trails can be experienced mountains and caves, which are ideal for whole-or half-day hiking or mountain biking. Even ascended the we Monte Ceceri, from whose top, Leonardo Da Vinci (or dishes his Assistant) reportedly, as the first person, flew in his home-built airplane. Delicious trip! Beautiful views! Can be recommended.
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  • the city need a few minutes to reach San Domenico, quiet area surrounded by nature with a unique
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  • Fiesole is located in the hills of Florence, possibility to see a view of Florence. We could not enjoy this magnificent view in the light of foggy and rainy weather. 20 minutes by bus from Florence. It is ' also has an archaeological museum (which was closed the day or were there). Fiesole is a small town, cute. Allow half a day for a visit.
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  • One of the best hidden jewels of Tuscany. It is so easy to get to with the hop on and hop off tour bus. You can spend as long as you like and have the most amazing ride back down the mountain with the view of the city of Florence. It has never been crowded so you can soak up the history and walker the grounds peacefully.
  • beautiful building with a story all to see. had a secondary role in the history of Fiesole and beyond.
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  • Convent of 400 to see
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  • Church, convent and cemetery
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