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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Fiesole, Italy your home away from home

With a population of over 14,000 people, Fiesole is one of the biggest towns in the Florentine Hills, and it has some of the best holiday rental options in the area to boot. The delights of Florence are just a stones throw away, and on a clear day you can see them - as Fiesole sits in a lofty position, high up on a hillside in this idyllic area of Italy.

Things to do in Fiesole, Italy

Fiesole was once equally as important as Florence, and the main attractions in Fiesole are historical. The Badia (ancient cathedral) of St Romulus dates back to the early 11th century, and is just one of several old religious buildings that can be visited by the public. Another important building from the same time period is the Palazzo Vescovile – the old bishop's palace.

The town also has some impressive parks and gardens, which are ideal for relaxing in, perhaps with a good book. The Parco della Rimembranza is a particularly nice option, with seating areas, trees, well maintained gardens and plenty of areas where you can escape the heat of the midday summer sun and let the everyday stresses and strains melt away.

Florence is just 8km away, and is easy to reach – being just a few stops away on the number 7 bus. Taking public transport will allow you to make the most of the eating and drinking options in this fine city – which is exactly what you are likely to want to do after a busy day or sightseeing and enjoying this icon of Tuscany.

Places to visit on holiday in Fiesole, Italy

Florence (8km) is of course the main place to visit after you have explored Fiesole and got settled in to your self-catering accommodation. Also well worth visiting are some of the smaller villages of the Florentine Hills, such as San Martino alla Palma (19km) and San Vincenzo a Torri (18km), which can almost take you back in time to a simpler, more traditional way of life.

Weather in Fiesole, Italy

You dreams of sunny days and balmy Tuscan evenings can come true if you visit Fiesole between May and September, as the daily average temperature for this period is a respectable 23C. July and August are the hottest months, with the mercury often rising above the 30C mark during these peak-season months.

Flights to Fiesole, Italy

Peretola Airport (FLR) is located just 11km from Fiesole, and can be reached from the UK by way of flight from London Gatwick through the Italian airline Meridiana. Another option is to fly to Pisa Airport (PSA) and enjoy a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside in order to get to your destination of choice.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent apartment , amazing views & gracious host.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lucia is the perfect host. The apartment is very clean, tidy and well furnished with every amenity that you could wish for. The rooms are spacious and very quiet but the star of the show is your own private roof terrace which has simply one of the best views of this splendid city. It is located just outside of the main tourist sector which is a bonus as it is less busy with more of a natural feel to the neighbourhood with really good eateries, a supermarket and excellent bakery & gelato shops. It is about 10 minutes walk directly to the central area and with many route options along the tiny streets you will find many shops, cafes etc. All of the main reasons for visiting Florence are close by.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect, impeccable, and an extraordinary location

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                                                                                                      Such an incredible experience, we have already booked another two week stay for June next year. I am not sure what I can add that has not already been said in the previous reviews. The location, house, and setting are amazing, and Kate was there to answer my emails and questions months in advance of our arrival (she booked reservations for our anniversary dinner, and also for a dinner in Rome). For my wife and I, this was our third trip to Italy, and by far the most relaxing. For three others in the group it was their first trip, and it was an incredible experience for them. There is so much to see and do in the local area, but to just sit and relax at Le Convertoie and enjoy the peaceful surroundings was well appreciated by everyone. There are also several hiking trails around the property, we explored a few and more are on the list for next year’s visit. As others mentioned, Kate is a wealth of knowledge and helped us with information on where to eat, and what to see. Her and Francesco were accommodating to our group’s needs, whether it was a day trip to Florence, or the incredible day long wine tour arranged (take advantage of this if you can) they were patient, and able to accommodate individual needs in the group. The neighbors are lovely, genuine people. Marco's wine and olive oil are great, we enjoyed many a good bottle of his wine from the cellar. We bought the last eight bottles of his 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva to enjoy in Canada. We are looking forward to his Grand Selection that will be available next year, and more of his cheese. Do not forget the cooking class with Gaia and her mom, great homemade Tuscan food that was enjoyed by all (and enough pasta left over for dinner the next day). Greve is a great town, we enjoyed the bustling market on Saturday, coffee at the café, and bread from the bakery. There are a few local restaurants we did not get to, but they are on the list for next year. Thanks Kate and Francesco for all your time and effort in helping us have an incredible vacation. Cheers, and we will ration Marco's wine to enjoy over the coming months until we return next year. Tom, Valda, Matthew, Gene, and Ruthanne Nova Scotia, Canada June 8 - June 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017