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Civic Archaeological Museum in Fiesole


The history of the territory, from the Etruscans to the Lombards, is on display

The Civic Archaeological Museum in Fiesole is located in the archaeological area, right above the Roman Amphitheater. It is housed in a building built for this purpose by architect Ezio Cerpi in 1914, which offers a reconstruction of an Ionic temple.

The museum documents the ancient history of the town and the territory, from the Villanovan era to the Etruscans to the Romans and Lombards. In the connected archaeological area is possible to visit the excavations of the amphitheater, hot springs and Etruscan-Roman temple.

The collection includes various ceramics, bronze artefacts and gravestones, as well as other ancient objects coming from the Fiesole territory. Also present are the materials that came to light during the excavations of the amphitheater, hot springs and votive offerings at the temple of Minerva, including the original torso of the bronze lioness.

Inside the museum, visitors will also find an antiquity section, where they can admire the splendid Costantini Collection, which boasts Greek, Magna-Greek, and Etruscan ceramics. Not forgetting the Lombard section: some burials have been reconstructed and some objects from the grave goods are on display, allowing us to understand the material culture and customs of this population of warriors who settled in Fiesole from the end of the 6th century AD.

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