Even if Fiesole could not boast its famous views on Florence and other sights, the vision of the Roman theater it would be enough to justify the trip to this small, hilltop town (is very useful bus n.7, running from Piazza San Marco in Florence).
First of all, theater is located in a scenic location, with a view to a beautiful and peaceful countryside, on the opposite side to that of Florence. You can see here the will (common both to the ancient Greeks and Romans) to situate if possible the theater in scenic sites.
Secondly, a tour around the ruins gives the sense of the age when the ancient Fiesole was more important than Florence (in fact, the Romans founded Florence in the plain, in competition with the Etruscan Fiesole), and thus an idea of the whole area in ancient times, an idea almost completely canceled in Florence from the development of medieval metropolis.
Instead, the connected Archaeological Museum, although interesting, has a quite local meaning.. If you are even a little interested in archeology, don't miss the all-important museum in Florence (close to Piazza Annunziata).
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