What you'll do
There is only one way to discover the true history of Florence: by walking with me in the little village of Fiesole a few minutes from Florence. The little town of Fiesole is known as "The Mother of Florence" by locals. Why? Because Fiesole is where everything started more than 2,700 years ago, and the best way to learn the story is to follow me. We'll see the gigantic Etruscan walls, built to defend one of the most powerful cities of the past. The city was later conquered by the notorious Roman army which transformed it into a rich commercial center with theaters, thermal baths, and temples—some of which are still visible today. Also, we'll immerse ourselves in a medieval and authentic context, and we will see how the monks of S. Francesco monastery live, including the cells and cloisters, all while walking in the beautiful scenery of the Tuscany countryside. Then we will meet some artisans who have chosen to live and open here their workshop. Ready to start! Prepare yourself for sometingh really special!
I'm an archaeologist and an expert licensed tour guide. I do my job with passion and competence for 4 years. Why am I the ideal host for anyone who wants to discover the treasures of Fiesole, Florence, and the evocative surroundings? As it often happens, the answer can be traced back to when I was a child, and my dreams were mixed up with games and fantasy. My love for ancient civilizations, the medieval ages, its mystery and stories, and my love for my beautiful country pushed me to share my studies, reserches and knowledge with you!
I will provide an italian breakfast. Cappuccino or cofee and croissant in a tiny Pasticceria
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Where you'll be
Before start we need a good coffee and croissant, let me offer you our traditional morning brakfast and we'll be ready to go! First stop at the S. Francesco Church and monastery a fascinating medieval Gothic complex overlooking Florence, hidden in a pleasant nature, a place to rest and breathe. Then we'll visit the archaeological area in a lush garden with a temple, the roman theater and thermal baths. We'll se also local astisan at work!
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Up to 10 guests aged 14 and up can attend.
Bring your hat, sunscreen, camera, and water. Fiesole from Florence only 20 minutes with public bus number 7 from Piazza San Marco (via La Pira) departs every 20 minutes. Tickets for the archaeological area are not included.
Walk in Fiesole with an archeologist
£41 / person
£41 / person