Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre

Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre

The museum exhibits chart the ancient history of Fiesole and the surrounding area: human presence in the zone dates back at least as far as the Bronze Age (around 2000 BC), while the city itself began to develop at the end of the 4th century BC. Fiesole was an important Etruscan settlement, occupying a strategic position controlling routes between southern Etruria and the Etruscan settlements in the Po area, and a bulwark against invasions from northern peoples, in particular the Gauls. It became a Roman colony in 80 BC, though it retained its Etruscan characteristics: in fact, the Romans chose to settle in the valley, founding Florence.

The museum is connected to the Archaeological Zone, comprising the excavations of a theatre, baths and an Etruscan-Roman temple. The museum also houses the Costantini Collection, consisting of ancient Greek vases and a reconstructed Lombard tomb. Also of note are various Etruscan bronzes, black- and red-figure Greek and Etruscan ceramics, and marble friezes from the Roman theatre.

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Museo Archeologico e Teatro Romano

Museo Archeologico e Teatro Romano

Via Portigiani, 1, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia

Details
Comune
City:
Fiesole 
Address
Address:
Via Portigiani, 1, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italia
Opening hours
Opening hours:
Archaeological Museum
Thursday - Sunday
from 10:00 to 18:00
Roman Theatre
Monday - Sunday
from 10:00 to 18:00
The ticket office closes 30 minutes before.
Prezzo
Entrance fee:
Full price Archaeological area € 7.00
Full price Archaeological area and Archaeological museum € 10.00
Full price Archaeological area, Archaeological museum and Museo Bandini € 12.00
For information about reduced tickets, please check on the website.
Tipo gestione
Management:
municipal museums 
Accessibilita
Accessibility:  accessible