An Afternoon in Fiesole
It’s always fun to take the number 7 bus from San Marco out of Florence and up the hillside to Fiesole. It is only about a 20 minute trip up and buses run relatively often from early in the morning until late in the evening.
This was the first time that I have been there when the church was opened. The Cathedral of San Romolo is fairly plain on the outside and it is almost equally as plain inside. As far as I could tell, it doesn’t boast any great art work, but it was nice to finally be able to step inside.
We had a wonderful lunch at one of the café’s located on Piazza Mino. I had a wonderful dish called Polpo ‘briaco (Drunken Octopus) Octopus cooked in Chianti into a rich stew with potatoes. I can’t wait to find a recipe! My companions had Pasta with pesto and a Risotto Fiorentino.
The museum wasn’t opened today, but we also enjoyed the walk down through the park. There are wonderful views of Florence. It was cloudy and a little hazy so making out the Duomo in the distance wasn’t easy.
The park is adjacent to the Archeological park of Estruscan ruins that were visible through the tree line. We decided not to go into the archeological park, but I will do that another afternoon, because I also want to see the Bandini Museum located in the same area. It’s a wonderful little “get away”.