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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  • A nice outing from Florence, when good and fewer tourists. Peace and harmony and a little cooler than Florence worth a visit oh only 20 minutes by bus from Piazza San Marco.
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  • Took the no 7 bus from Florence to visit the old Etruscan hillside town of Fiesole. Half way up the hill we alighted from the bus and paid a visit to the 15th-century country church and convent of San...  more »
  • Really nice and calming. from Florence you are immersed in natural beauty, with a captivating landscape. I started with the old bridge to Piazza della Signoria cycling. It was really a terrific location. Worth going there
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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.
  • The convent of San Domenico is located between Florence and Fiesole: was founded in the 15th century. It was an important training center for young friars, the most important of which was Antoninus of Florence, Archbishop of Florence and Saint. He lived there also blessed Angelico, who painted the main altarpiece of the Church today in the first chapel on the left and two other plates which have been stolen during the Napoleonic invasion and who now find themselves in the Louvre and Prado). Dell'Angelico remain two frescoes (a large crucifixion detached is today at the Hermitage).
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  • Convent of Capuchin cpmposto from residences small cemetery and Church, very well affrescsta and imposing. On the road that leads from Florence to Fiesole.
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  • Located on the road leading to Fiesole. Worth a stop to admire the Interior
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  • beautiful building with a story all to see. had a secondary role in the history of Fiesole and beyond.
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Where to stay in Fiesole

Heritage villas converted into luxury hotels, with conservatory dining areas, pools and adjoining cocktail bars, and superlative views of the surrounding area cater to those with deeper pockets. It is possible to find some budget-friendly accommodation in town, either at bed and breakfasts in the historical center, or a campsite off to the east. Many visitors to Fiesole come as part of a day trip from Florence, which offers additional options and may be a good idea for those simply passing through this area.
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