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Museo Civico e Area Archeologica

Via Portigiani 1, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 5961293
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Stunning views

Worth a trip and a little walk round if you're into history. The little cafe serves good coffee to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Selina H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
When in Fiesole, a must see

The museum ( one must pay apart) is very intimate when one is interested in the ancient history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman theatre” (19 reviews)
“roman baths” (13 reviews)
“the bus” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Portigiani 1, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
+39 055 5961293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a trip and a little walk round if you're into history. The little cafe serves good coffee to sit and relax and enjoy the views.

Thank Selina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum ( one must pay apart) is very intimate when one is interested in the ancient history. Take your time and enjoy all the little gems: Hellenistic art, Etruscan statues, and the very old and moving skeleton of a little girl with a bracelets

1  Thank diana56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit, and extremely disappointing, as compared to our 1st 15 yrs ago. Ticket just to view/walk the small site was 7 euros (ridiculous!), +3 for the small artifact museum, +3 for a new, unrelated museum w/ a few paintings, and ceramic...More

Thank lovegreatchocolate
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review; we are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. Nevertheless, the "partially-disassembled" stage was because just some days before the summer festival Estate Fiesolana, that took place in the roman Theatre (it's not an amphiteatre), had finished and we were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was surprised and excited by all the ruins they had at this site. The temple and bathing complex were an awesome find. The theater is impressive as well. And yes, they set up a stage so that locals can see shows there -- so...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stop on the hop-on-hop-off open top bus tour from Florence and a chance to see something dating back hundreds of years so it was really disappointing to find that it had a load of scaffolding and a stage built on it -...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museo Civico e Area Archeologica is not a must if you are in Fiesole, but definitely worth a visit. Great outdoor museum!

Thank GothenburgProfessor
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a great place to wander around and has many interesting ruins with splendid views across Tuscany. The Amphitheatre is a gem.

Thank kaff_12
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Didn't expect more than a Roman amphitheater with views across Tuscany, but ended up spending more than an hour exploring the Etruscan, Roman and Lombardic history - temples and baths still being excavated outdoors as well as the tombs, pottery, jewellery and bronze statues etc...More

1  Thank DougrRed
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place tucked into the hillside. The Roman Theatre was the reason for our visit, only to be surprised with superb ruins of the Roman Baths. This is stop 10 on the city sightseeing bus tour, take the time to walk around and...More

Thank kim964
Reviewed 6 July 2017

If you can manage with a phone for translations, you will enjoy seeing many Etruscan and Lombardian items.

Thank Nancy882
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22 October 2016|
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Response from hikeforcalm2 | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, life has been too busy since Italy 2016! But it's still a beautiful fresh memory. I guess you now know if there are May concerts in the amphitheatre. I would have advised you to check their website, or email the... More
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11 November 2015|
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Response from mjj2red | Reviewed this property |
Hi, This is on one of the hillsides above Florence in Fiesole. I know you can catch it in Piaza San Marco across from the church. It is the number 7 bus if I remember correctly. Yes, there are a number of restaurants... More