Musei di Fiesole

Musei di Fiesole

Musei di Fiesole
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Since 1914 Archaeological Museum conserves Etruscan, Roman and Lombard finds, telling the history of Fiesole. In front of the Museum there is Archaeological Area, with the Roman Theatre (that holds shows and viewers during the Summer), the Etruscan and Roman Temple and the Roman Baths. Everything is sorrounded by the calm of nature, even though it's very close to Florence.
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,697 contributions
Jun 2021
the museum was closed at our visit, but the archeological site you can easily walk through in some half an hour. the 7 € entrance fee seems rather exagerated for the site, but anyway, it was nice.
Written June 16, 2021
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Mike R
Colchester, UK160 contributions
Sep 2020
Fiesole is an ancient hill town overlooking the much 'younger' Florence and the museum and archaeological park celebrate its Etruscan and then Roman history. The park itself is relatively small and easy to negotiate, with a Roman theatre (still used for concerts), an impressive bath house and the remains of an Etruscan temple, though the explanatory signs leave a lot to be desired. The museum offers a host of exhibits, though many not from the area, and makes a decent attempt to explain the transition from Etruscan to Roman to Lombard cultures. Covid restrictions meant one-way traffic only and mask-wearing which, in a confined, airless space was slightly uncomfortable. That aside, and in happier ties, well worth a visit.
Written September 23, 2020
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Kat
Tallinn, Estonia56 contributions
Aug 2020
The site itself is honestly not too much to look at, rather skip it. Maybe more interesting if you haven't visited other ancient sites before. But Fiesole is beautiful though and accessible with city bus.
Written September 9, 2020
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Bourlingueur
Albany, NY691 contributions
Nov 2019
I love to visit this small Roman theater and some even older Etruscan things. There is also a small museum beside it. It usually does not have many tourists around so you can enjoy the quiet.
Written February 3, 2020
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Gradal
Cork, Ireland44 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Having live in fiesole 20 yrs ago I was excited to return to this fantastic town, unfortunately I was left feeling disappointed. Having paid the €8.00 entrance fee the whole place was completely unkempt and over grown with weeds and monuments unmarked with the exception of 1 or 2. This is one of the reasons people visit fiesole. Its a shame what could of been interesting day turn to one of frustration. When I raised the issue with the girl in the ticket office she shrugged her shoulders made a face as if to say what you want me to do? Dont think I'll be back till someone take an interest.
Written November 14, 2019
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cfuller603
Washington DC, DC957 contributions
Oct 2019
If you're not getting a chance to see Roman ruins elsewhere, this is worth the visit. It's a small area that has been excavated with an amphitheater, a temple, and the Roman baths. There's little remaining of the earlier Etruscan settlement which the Romans destroyed and built over. Pick up the free videoguide when you buy your ticket. It gives you some more background on the site since there are no signs, but it's not all that great. They really could do more with the site than they have.

The museum is quite interesting, with lots of artefacts and the videoguide gives some assistance. Here there are informational signs in English to help. Many Etruscan artefacts dug up during the excavations and graves and artefacts also from the Lombard period 8th century AD.

It cost 20 euros for the 2 of us for the site and museum.
Written October 7, 2019
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Jim P
Elkton, VA334 contributions
Sep 2019
Start with the basics. The #7 bus can be reached from a number of stops, you no longer have to go all the way to the San Marco by the Accedemia. We stayed close to the SMN station, and just more or less stepped on to it. The Fiesole exhibits are covered under the Firenze Card, as was the bus there and back, so if you are planning it along with the other major Florence Exhibits, it will add value to getting the card. The park and museum are wonderful, well preserved and easy to access and stroll along leisurely. Amazing pottery in the museum makes it worth a stop. Nice little town with plenty of stops , shops and restaurants. Bus schedule is posted at the stop if you end up needing more or less time between busses. We thoroughly enjoyed the secnid bus ride, the history, the countryside and the helpful staff.
Written October 7, 2019
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BosworthBattlers130
Leicester, UK69 contributions
Sep 2019
Fiesole is well worth the short bus ride from the busy city of Florence (although the No.7 bus now leaves from just outside the main SM train station, not San Marco). The town itself is interesting, and the scenic walks (some with fairly steep inclines) offer great views back over the valley towards Florence.

The musei di fiesole provides an excellent opportunity to walk around the peaceful roman site, which includes many interesting artefacts, and an amphitheatre . The site also offers lovely views towards the hills to the north of Fiesole.
Written September 28, 2019
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JeffOP
Nottingham, UK329 contributions
Sep 2019
A 30 minute bus ride from our hotel up steep hills. The village is a breath of fresh air. The roman forum nearby is well worth a visit, some 7Euros I think.
Written September 28, 2019
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Ron C
Gainesville, GA999 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a very nice museum with many artifacts. It opens onto the ruins of a theater and Roman baths.
Written August 26, 2019
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