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Historical sites

The Archeological Digs in Frascole

Artifacts that tell us more about the Etruscan civilization in the nearby countryside thanks to the archeological digs carried out in the Mugello

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The archeological digs in Frascole, which began in 1978, brought archeologists to discover the remains of a 13th century church and an important Etruscan structure from the Hellenistic period (3rd century BC), which was likely the fortified residence of the Velasna family. The archeological area was opened to the public, thanks to the collaboration between the municipality of Dicomano and the Archeological Group Dicomanese, in an effort to further promote one of the main archeological complexes in the Mugello and the Val di Sieve.

Opening Hours:
Easter Monday to October 15; Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm. July and August, from 10 am to 12pm and 4pm to 7pm. On other days, the museum is open to groups by appointment only (tel. 055/8385407-408).

Ticket Price:
Free entrance.

Disabled Access:
Partial access to the disabled.

Loc. Poggio di Frascole
Tel.: 0558385407; 055838541
This area, near to all the main ancient roads, has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times
Dicomano is in the province of Florence. It is at an altitude of 162m and looks down on the Mugello area and the Val di Sieve, close to the Apennine mountains. It has a population of around five thousand inhabitants.It is known that the Etruscans settled here and started to create the town that came to be known in Latin as ‘Castrum Decumani’ – meaning a fortified town with bridges and towers. ...