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Museo Civico e Area Archeologica

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Address: Via Portigiani 1, 50014, Fiesole, Italy
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+39 055 596 1293
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We walked around the museum and really got a good sense of the Roman history of the area. Tablet with background information was not perfect but helped with the tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around the museum and really got a good sense of the Roman history of the area. Tablet with background information was not perfect but helped with the tour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a morning wandering around the museum and archeological site; the amphitheater, the temple ruins and the baths. We got there early, 9.30am, and there were only a 4 or 5 others there, so it was quiet and peaceful. In the cost of the ticket is a guide on a tablet, well worth getting. As we were leaving the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins here aren't in great condition, but you can still get a real sense of how this ancient hillside retreat would have been in its day. Apparently a popular escape for Roman Emperors and the privileged of the time, a short bus ride from Florence (handily, right outside our hotel!) transports you to a different world: overlooking the city... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the number 7 bus from St. Marco and it's a 20 minute ride up the hills. Once you get there it is just a short walk to the ruins. For 7 euros you can walk around the ruins with the free media guide and enjoy history. Fiesole had a delightful central area that has stalls selling some interesting... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

After a tiny bit of hassle finding the bus up from Florence - take the no.7 from Piazza San Marco, side of the square opposite the church. The bus is likely to say San Marco on the front as it's a circular route and they don't always seem to change the destination name. Ticket vending machine is right next to... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 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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Reviewed 17 February 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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Reviewed 12 February 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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Reviewed 20 January 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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Reviewed 17 December 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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