Town of Fiesole

Local nameFiesole
LocationFiesole, Italy

Fiesole is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, on a scenic height above Florence, 5 km northeast of that city. Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota all have their centers of Italian Renaissance Studies domiciled in Fiesole. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio is set in the slopes of Fiesole. The city was equally featured in the novels Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse, A Room with a View by E. M. Forster and Italian Hours by Henry James.Since the 14th century the city has always been considered a getaway for the upper class of Florence and up to this day Fiesole remains noted for its very expensive residential properties. The city is generally considered to be the wealthiest and most affluent suburb of Florence. In 2016 the city had the highest median family income in the whole of Tuscany.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiesole

Official website http://www.fiesole.com/

Address 50014 Fiesole, Florence, Italy

Coordinates 43°48'24.959" N 11°17'33.957" E

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Fiesole: 3-Hour Traditional Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

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