Florence Sights

Advertisement

Guidebooks

Anfiteatro Romano (Roman Amphitheater)

Anfiteatro Romano (Roman Amphitheater) Review

The beautifully preserved 2,000-seat Anfiteatro Romano, near the Duomo, dates from the 1st century BC and is still used for summer concerts. To the right of the amphitheater are the remains of the Terme Romani (Roman Baths), where you can see the gymnasium, hot and cold baths, and rectangular chamber where the water was heated. A beautifully designed Museo Archeologico, its facade evoking an ancient Roman temple, is built amid the ruins and contains objects dating from as early as 2000 BC. The nearby Museo Bandini is filled with the private collection of Canon Angelo Maria Bandini (1726–1803); he fancied 13th- to 15th-century Florentine paintings, terra-cotta pieces, and wood sculpture, which he later bequeathed to the Diocese of Fiesole.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Portigiani 1, Fiesole, 50014 | Map It
  • Phone: 055/5961293
  • Cost: €12, includes access to the archaeological park and museums
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–7; Oct.–Mar., Wed.–Mon. 10–4:30
  • Location: Fiesole: A Side Trip from Florence
Updated: 12-04-2013

Fodorite Reviews

Be the first to review this property

Advertisement

Travel Deals in Florence

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional

View more trip reports

View more travel discussions

· News & Features

View more blog stories