Discovering the Roman Florence
- Art city Breaks; Tours in Tuscany
There is a Florence that has never been seen, whose existence you’d never suspect: the ancient Roman city beneath Palazzo Vecchio, the current center of civic and political power. Here archaeological research has uncovered the remains of an ancient Roman theater. Experience Florentia: the rich archeological heritage left behindby this ancient Roman city.
Meeting point: Palazzo Vecchio Ticket Office
Duration: 2.5 hours
Private tour (4-10 people) €200 (price per group)
Group (10-25 people) € 28 (price per person)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
There is a Florence that has never been seen, whose existence you’d never suspect: the Roman city beneaththe building that, from Arnolfo di Cambio to Vasari, has served as the center of political power. Indeed, it was beneathPalazzo Vecchio that archaeological research uncovered the remains of the Roman theater of Florentia.We’ll startat these excavations and then continue along the path of the Roman wall in Via del Proconsolo so as to visit the remainsof an imperial age domus beneath the tower of Pagliazza, and then to Piazza della Repubblica, the site of the forum and the intersection of two of the Roman city’s main streets, the Cardo and theDecumanus.