Teatro Romano di Fiesole

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Name: Teatro Romano di Fiesole

Address Via Portigiani, 3


The excavations in the 'archaeological area of Fiesole include a theater Roman , the thermal baths , a temple and an Etruscan-Roman archaeological museum . They are located between Via Dupré, because of Etruscan and Via Bandini Mura. It contains exhibits from the third century BC to the second century AD

In 1809 , the Prussian Baron Schellersheim Friedman was the first to enforce the excavations in a farm, said Buche delle Fate, where he found the Roman era ruins. He did research until 1814 , then the works were suspended and resumed later in 1870 . The City Council in 1873 bought the land where excavations continued and in 1878 was set up in Praetorian palace museum with a first material came to light. The excavation director appointed by the municipality was Professor Demosthenes Macciò , who supported the position until 1910 .

In the esplanade of the excavations was the ancient Fesulae hole in convalle in the hills of San Francisco and Sant'Apollinare.

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