This tour will take you to discover the town of Fiesole and the green hills that surround Florence: the best opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes of the countryside, just a few kilometers from the centre of Florence. Discover an enchanting place where nature and culture enhance each other.
Join our unique tour and discover the town of Fiesole, a small hill town with Etruscan roots just a few kilometers from the centre of Florence: the best way to take a break from the hectic pace of urban life and relax in the quiet countryside, with its breathtaking views and fresh air.
The tour begins in Piazzale Michelangelo, a famous city square where you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of Florence and its most important monuments: the perfect place to start the tour with some terrific pictures!
The tour will continue to Fiesole, a Tuscany’s gem that overlooks the valley of Florence, characterized by gentle rolling hills and vineyards. You can visit the Mino da Fiesole Square where is located the Cathedral of St. Romulus, a splendid example of Romanesque architecture, decorated with beautiful frescoes.
Finally, the tour of Fiesole will take you to the ancient residence of the Medici family, Villa La Petraia, that will welcome you with its magnificent flower garden and its fountains, the frescoed courtyard rooms and the magical atmosphere from the nineteenth-century. Centuries of history have transformed the Villa La Petraia into a worthy royal dwelling: from the Medici lineage has passed to the Lorraine family and, finally, to the king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, who during his years in Florence loved to spend his time relaxing and enjoying this place out of time.
And just as Vittorio Emanuele II did, you too will fall in love with Fiesole and the green rolling hills that surround it: the perfect eXPerience for an exciting day trip for those who want to stay take a break from the city, without going too far.
Discover "the gate of the Chianti region" near Florence, book our Tour of Impruneta town. Otherwise, If you are looking for an experience that will make you discover the main attractions of the city, take a look at our Florence Walk and Talk Tour.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We recommend to wear comfortable clothing.
Also, appropriate clothing is required for the entrance to museums and places of worship.
You can book your private transportation service with ItalyXP.