Fiesole is just 8 km from Florence on a hill that overlooks the entire valley. This is a much older city than Florence: the latter was founded by the Romans after they conquered the Etruscan city in the 1st century A.D.
Many famous writers, from Boccaccio to Carducci have sung the praises of this beautiful town where the Etruscan and Roman ruins have survived the wearings of time.?Don’t miss out on visiting the archeological site with the Roman Theater from the 1st century B.C., the Thermal spas that date back to Silla’s time and the Etruscan Temple from the 3rd century B.C., and also the Archaeological Museum where several artifacts from the 15th and 14th century B.C. are kept.
But Fiesole is not art only. Check out the beautiful nature and hills surrounding it: you will fall in love and ask for more days in this relaxing and, at the same time, very interesting place.