I visited Fiesole again one Spring afternoon to enjoy a bottle of wine at the overlook high above Florence. Fiesole is a 20 minute bus ride away and is on the opposite side of the city from the Piazzale Michelangelo. Because of the altitude, make sure to go on a clear day because the haze and pollution from Florence can obscure the view pretty quickly.
Fiesole has a lovely piazza in the middle of the town flanked by a community center, some outdoor cafes, and the Duomo. The Duomo is not much to look at inside or out, but the monastery and museum at the top of the hill along with the view is worth the climb. There is also a large museum of Roman ruins there which is phenomenal. Don’t miss it. (More on that later!)