The landscape blends with the horizon

The “Gaze” route encompasses panoramic viewpoints and sites of historical and artistic interest located in privileged positions, offering extraordinary views of Florence, the Arno Valley, and the opposite side of the Mugnone Valley.

itinerary allows visitors to experience sensation of expansiveness and airinesswhile also providing an opportunity to find calm and reconnect with oneself through the contemplation of the beauty of the landscape.

Belvedere from Via Beato Angelico

In via Beato Angelico you can be surprised by the enchanting panoramic point that offers a boundless and direct view of the city of Florence. In via Beato Angelico you can be surprised by the enchanting panoramic point that offers a boundless and direct view of the city of Florence.

The Dome from Via Vecchia Fiesolana

If you leave behind Piazza Mino and the city center of Fiesole, right at the entrance of Via Vecchia Fiesolana, you’ll find another spot from where you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views. Amidst walls and, in spring, blooming wisteria, you can admire the renowned dome of Brunelleschi.

The Queen’s Bench

Another panoramic spot to stop at along Via Vecchia Fiesolana is The Queen’s Bench. It is also known as The English Bench, because of the substantial English-speaking community who visited Fiesole during the 19th century, including Queen Victoria of England.

Panorama from the Convent of San Francesco

Visiting Fiesole and not reaching the panorama of the Convent of San Francesco means missing out on the quintessential panoramic viewpoint of Fiesole.

The Hundred Steps

The Hundred Steps is the name adopted by the people of Fiesole to describe a ramp consisting of precisely one hundred steps. This characteristic stairway street is a must-walk that will surprise you with its perspective views and exclusive panoramic vistas.

The place of San Romolo’s Martyrdom

The so-called “stone of the martyrdom of San Romolo” is located at the crossroads of Via Vecchia Fiesolana and the lley of the Angels. Today, it is pointed out by a seventeenth-century inscription that reads: “Above this stone / by the hand of the cruel people of Fiesole / a spectacle of horrible and sad death / As innocent victims / fell the great champions of Christ”.

Parco della Rimembranza

The commemorative monument, located halfway up the steep ascent leading to the Convent of San Francesco, was erected in 1964 in memory of the three military officers Alberto La Rocca, Vittorio Marandola, and Fulvio Sbarretti, who were massacred by the Nazis on August 12, 1944, for supporting the partisans fighting against the enemy forces.

Monument to Bruno Cicognani

Following the unpaved paths of Via San Clemente and Via dei Bosconi, you will reach Poggio Pratone, the highest point in the Fiesole area, to an elevation of 702 meters. Poggio Pratone offers a panoramic view where you can admire the extraordinary landscape ranging from the Arno Valley, overlooked in the distance by the Casentino mountains, to the Mugnone Valley, surrounded by Monte Morello and Monte Senario.

Widening of the Bargellino

As you walk along Via Matteotti until you reach Via del Bargellino, you’ll be able to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the Mugnone Valley.

Oratory of the Holy Crucifix of Fontelucente

The Oratory of Fontelucente is a sacred place, built at the end of the 17th century and, designed by the architect Alessandro Pettirossi, where nature and human work harmonize in a perfect balance.

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