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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Roman ampitheatre

Excellent Amphitheater and Roman baths with details of local history from the 2nd century BC comparable to Lyon and Roman sites. The baths are still very evident and the heating... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2014

Excellent Amphitheater and Roman baths with details of local history from the 2nd century BC comparable to Lyon and Roman sites. The baths are still very evident and the heating lay out easy to see and understand. Well presented as an attraction.

2 Thank melmoff
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2014

The whole experience was first class from the tablet giving information about the site to the food we ate for our lunch. Definitely a well thought out and well presented and managed archaeological site.

1 Thank Twotogo688
chattanooga, tn
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited this museum on our last day in Tuscany, in the middle of the day, at the height of a heat wave, so the conditions could have been better (not the museum's fault). They use a tablet as the info/audio guide, which our 11 year old loved. The museum has many ancient Etruscan antiquities and very interesting history to... More 

2 Thank seriouslymaybe
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2014

Secured a 'tablet' guide from TI. it comes in a plastic pouch which obscures the screen in daylight so whilst you can hear the soundtrack you struggle to work out what you should be looking at. in adddition ours died half way through the trip as it clearly hadn't been chrged up

Thank Mark H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

In addition to containing excellently preserved ruins of an amfitheatre, bath complex and roman and Etruscan temples in a very condensed area, this museum should serve as an example for all other museums! The reason is that all guests get a complimentary tablet for loan when entering, which contains expertly made audio descriptions, maps and pictures of all exhibits onside,... More 

1 Thank Kalle1983
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This little gem of a museum is well worth a visit by the serious history buff. The collection includes many Greek and Roman artifacts and the setting is very spectacular.

Thank Uwe R
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful little walk through the Roman bath, amphitheater and Etruscan ruins in Fiesole. We followed one of the three walks outlined on the local tourist map. None of the walks take long to do, and even on a busy, hot day in August in Florence, it was cooler in Fiesole and there wasn't a crowd. Great views... More 

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

for €10 each we spent a very pleasant hour or two walking through the remains of this Roman ampitheatre, bath house and temple perched atop of the hill in Fiesole. I agree with one of the other reviews that the information appears to be biased to the Italian language but then a lot of the displays do have an english... More 

Thank Drew R
Bergerac, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

So this is not spectacular like Pompeii or Herculanium & is a very small site but if you are visiting Florence it is a lovely place to go to get out of the city for a little peace & quiet.It has lovely views & is not at all busy. You must get the audio-tour as there is little in the... More 

Thank Henrietta R
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful spot up above Florence and a perfect place for a half day trip in summer for cooler weather. Stop by the cafe across the street for a glass of wine and a small bite to eat and then wander around the serene ruins for about an hour. Take a sun hat!

Thank Robyn S

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