Top 20 Fiesole, Florence vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Five kilometres to the northeast of Florence, Fiesole is a hillside village with scenic views of the city. It has provided inspiration for many literary greats, including Proust and Henry James. Historically known as a getaway for wealthy city dwellers, it’s home to the Villa Medici and to several Etruscan and Roman ruins. Its antique charm makes it an ideal spot for a short sojourn from Florence, or for visitors wishing to stay in the hills outside the city. Between its gardens, historical museums, monasteries, and churches, there’s a lot to see. You can also sample local wines and olive oil, and choose from a relatively large selection of cafes and restaurants. It’s also a great place for walking, with trails criss-crossing the undulating landscape. The nearby Maiano – now officially a part of Fiesole – is another, smaller hilltop village, home to the 15th century Villa Maiano. Both give you a flavour of Tuscan countryside without having to travel for hours, and the city centre of Florence is accessible by bus, car, or – for the adventurous – a couple of hours’ hike.
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