Early sunset watch at Fiesole

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Typical Tuscan countryside, Fiesole

Now this is a pretty town!

They always say the best surprises are the ones you least expected, and this falls into that category. I had heard of Fiesole earlier. All the travel books said to visit this place. But I wasn't expecting to have such a peaceful time. Now the only confusing thing about this place was getting there. U catch a bus at San Lorenzo, you can save yourself money by buying tickets at the stand instead of on the bus.... it was pretty confusing. The ride is about 30 minutes (or less?), you ride through an enormous bunch of hills and finally get to the hillside town that is Fiesole.

This is pretty! This was the first time I experienced the beauty of the so-called Tuscan trees.

My first panoramic view of "Tuscany", those trees, that greenery
And seeing those pine shaped ones from a height with villas, the works, was very nice. The town by itself seems made for tourists! It's yet, so quiet. My first stop was the church which was beautiful. It's not just the climb, but it's the pretty little verandahs inside it, the coloured wells and the view of the town of Firenze from it. I spent a few minutes getting away from the Firenze heat in the green clicking pictures of the view below.

I think the best part about this town is that there's so less to do, and you know you're only here for a couple of hours at most, that you really don't want to do anything but wander around meaninglessly. I think I shot some of my best pics here, and they fall under the random shot category.

Favourite pic of mine is the one taken from the church overlooking the green valley of Firenze with the lamp post on the side. Very nice! The added hours of sunshine always helps, and the sunshine was brilliant.

I spent a couple of hours here, and headed on the 730pm bus back to Firenze. My evening was pretty much standard, got some food packed and headed back to the hotel for an early night in.

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Typical Tuscan countryside, Fiesole
Typical Tuscan countryside, Fiesole
My first panoramic view of Tuscan…
My first panoramic view of "Tusca…
Far far shot of Florence from Fies…
Far far shot of Florence from Fie…
The church atop the hill @ Fiesole
The church atop the hill @ Fiesole
The courtyard, one of my favourite…
The courtyard, one of my favourit…
Inside the church
Inside the church
Another of my favourite views
Another of my favourite views
Fiesole town
Fiesole town
Fiesole, random shot
Fiesole, random shot
Another random shot... dont know …
Another random shot... don't know…
Fiesole
photo by: Vikram