Fiesole (the ancient Fcesulcv) is an Italian town situated on the top of a hill above the Arno, 3 miles W. of Florence. It is a small town of no importance except for its historic associations. There are remains of Etruscan fortifications, and of a Roman theatre. The cathedral of 1028 is a basilica, with a remarkable crypt. Sulla settled his veterans here, and here Catiline, the conspirator, took his stand. The town was the native place of the painter known as Fra Angelico, and for a time the home of W. S. Landor.