Last week I got the chance to get out of the city and go to the suburbs. This suburb in particular is considered the “Hamptons of Florence” and major names like the Medici family and Frank Lloyd Wright had houses here to enjoy the quaint & tranquil town of Fiesole.
Fiesole is pronounced like “fee-ay-so-lay” and was the go to big city for Tuscany until Florence expanded and took over the title as we know it today.
Every year 12 boys used to be sent here from Rome to become monks in the monastery on the hill.
Its a great place to hike since there are so many hills and trails – it was so peaceful and quiet – I hardly ever heard a sound except for a bird singing every once in a while.
Here is the town square – where most of the restaurants are and a few historic shrines from when the Romans came through.
We found Frank Lloyd Wright’s home on our hike – so crazy that out of all the people to have a home in Florence, it’s him!
On one of the hills we trekked up – if you really look you can see the Duomo!
All the little olive trees to harvest for oil – yum!