- You are beginning to suffer from the dizziness and confusion that marks the onset of the Stendhal Syndrome. This malady strikes tourists in Florence, and is brought on by seeing too much beauty, too much art until the sufferer is simply overwhelmed and near to fainting.
- You aren't going to Rome, but want to see Roman ruins.
- You are an archeology buff, interested in Etruscan, Roman, and Longobard artifacts
- You'd love to get away from bustling Florence and only have a few hours and no car. You want to photograph panoramic views of Florence.
- You haven't had enough art and want to see some fine examples of the pre-Renaissance Tuscan school.
- A lovely lunch on the terrace of a restaurant with magnificent views sounds just right.
- You'd like to see where the wealthy since the time of the Medici escaped the summer heat of Florence.
- It's summer and you'd love to see a concert in a Roman amphitheater.
These are just a few reasons to catch the number 7 bus (at the Piazza San Marco or at the stop outside the train station) and take the short trip up into the hills outside Florence.
Teresa and I love to take our clients to Fiesole, and we've often been told it was a highlight of the trip. It's included on the itinerary of longer tours and always an option for free time.
Although there are several good restaurants, we love the views --and the food and wine-- at La Regia degli Etruschi.
Spending a day, or even a few hours, in beautiful Fiesole will enrich your experience of Tuscany.
Have you been there? What did you like best?