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Archeological 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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Type: Museums

Place: Via Portigiani, 1, Fiesole

Price: € 7,00 (Archaeological Area only);
€ 10,00 (Archaeological Area and Archaeological Museum);
€ 12,00 (Archaeological Area, Archaeological Museum and Bandini Museum).

For free: No

Accessibility for the disabled: Fully accessible

Management of the museum: City museums

Phone number: +39 055 5961293

Opening times: November-February: 10am-3pm, closed on Tuesday;
March and October: 10am-6pm;
April-September: 9am-7pm
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time.

Closing day: Christmas.

Firenze Card: Yes

Patrimonio UNESCO: No

Historic centre: No

Bookshop: Yes

Audio guide: No

Museum guidebook: No

Refreshments: Yes

Temporary exhibitions: No

Guided tours: Yes

Activities and routes for children: Yes

Booking service: No

Botanical Peculiarities: No

Historical characters: No

Ville Giardini App: No

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