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If you are looking for a great day trip from Florence consider Fiesole. Perched on a hill, Fiesole is a respite from the madding crowd of Florence that can get alarming in summers.

A typical small Italian town with quaint alleys, beautiful piazze and Roman ruins (no big deal), Fiesole has a certain peace and quietude for which many visit.


It was a hot sultry day when I visited Fiesole, the town’s main piazza- Piazza Mino, was empty except for the owners of the Gelateria Tecano and several other ristorante and trattorias. I wandered aimlessly around the piazza- clicking pictures, sitting on a bench, checking tourists clicking selfies and eating gelato. The usual.


Moving from the main piazza to see the spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside, I reached a point from where I could see Florence clearly. A sight to behold and a cherry on my little Italian cake. The Duomo looked radiant in the setting sun and it was a perfect evening away from the crowds.


How to reach:

Fiesole can be reached through the ATAF Bus 7 from Florence. Wander around the town and have a vino in any of the restaurants at the main piazza. Next time I want to see the Roman amphitheater in the town.


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