Scavi Archeologici di Frascole
Frazione Frascole, 27, 50062 Dicomano FI, Italia
In the municipality of Dicomano, you can find one of the main archeological sites in the entire Mugello. In Frascole, experts discovered interesting artefacts, including a large Etruscan complex.
During these digs, the ruins of a Romanesque church from the 13th century was also discovered, the Church of San Martino, but what is striking more than anything else was finding an important structure dating to the Hellenistic age, specifically the 3rdcentury BCE. Scholars have two theories about these important discoveries: one is that it’s an unfinished temple, while the other – more widely accepted – says it’s an ancient building with a probable fortified residence. What supports the latter theory is the discovery of engravings of Etruscan characters on pieces of ceramic, a reference to the Velasna family.
Near the area, various fragments from the 6th century BCE to the 1st century CE were found. The Frascole stele are historically important and typical of Fiesole: this funerary monument from the 6th century BCE attests to the presence of a burial site in the area and is today conserved in the Archeological Museum in Dicomano.