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Museo Civico e Area Archeologica

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Address: Via Portigiani 1, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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+39 055 5961293
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Roman Theater and archaeological site

Located in the beautiful Tuscan hills and just a short distance from Florence (about 10 miles) is the ancient Etruscan village of Fiesole. The drive up and down is beautiful (with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 17, 2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a nice small town just outside Florence with a huge cathedral. The Roman ruins are just off the town square. There is a complete amphitheater and ruins of a temple and baths. Interesting enough but not a must-see. I didn't go into the museum as it needed a separate ticket, so cannot comment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

Located in the beautiful Tuscan hills and just a short distance from Florence (about 10 miles) is the ancient Etruscan village of Fiesole. The drive up and down is beautiful (with lovely views overlooking Florence and beautiful villas dotting the Tuscan hills) and, bonus, you can escape the throngs of Florence tourists for awhile. We actually wanted to visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

A local bus ride from Florence and you're in this wonderful amphitheatre surrounded by beautiful countryside. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Great walking site of a well kept Roman ruin coupled with a very good museum. It was worth the hour we spent there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Wonderful location, view, and museum. If you've made the effort to get to Friesole, you owe it to yourself to visit these grounds, at least. There is a combined ticket for grounds, Roman and Civic museum, or you can just do the amphitheater. If you are a history nut like my husband, go for it. If you are all about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The ruins have been well reviewed here. So, let's focus on "how to get there". First, you will need to take the bus. It is much more interesting than hailing a cab. I'll STEP YOU THROUGH HOW TO TAKE THE BUS. First, find Piazza San Marco, it is about 5 blocks above the Duomo. A side street of the Piazza... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I've returned to this museum on several trips. Sometimes I read all the labels, and study the exhibits, translating the Italian for my husband. At other times when I am alone, I spend hours drifting from exhibit to exhibit, sketching. Very interesting local history. Gives you a sense of the layers of history from the Eutruscans through the Romans to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

A peaceful walk after visiting the excellent museum on the grounds. Views were beautiful, very few people when we were there which made for a nice break from the tourists of Florence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

nice Roman experience for the ambiance and views. small museum was closed when we visited, but the site itself is definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The history is undoubtedly amazing, but the smell of the broken sewer was unfortunate - but sh#t happens (boom boom).

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