Published on September 7th, 2013 | by Rachel Budke0
Today I went on my second trip outside of Florence, to a town called Fiesole. Fiesole is located about 20 minutes outside of Florence. I went on this trip with my roommates Victoria and Regan, and a few of the girls who live next door to us. The views overlooking the city of Florence were amazing. You can see the Duomo in the distance.
We got off at the wrong bus stop, so we had to wait for another bus to come and pick us up. It was hard to know when to get off the bus, because there were multiple stops that were called Fiesole. The first thing we did when we arrived was go to a restaurant called Blu Bar. It was really good and the prices were cheap. I ordered Pizza Napoletana, which is pizza with anchovies on it. I have never had anchovies before (except for in caesar salad dressing) so I was excited to try it! It was great, and the anchovies just gave it a nice salty taste. It was not fishy tasting at all. After lunch, we all walked around a little bit. Fiesole is very small, so we quickly realized we needed to make our way back to the center of the town.
Regan and I went to the Musei di Fiesole, which is a small archeological museum. Our favorite part of the museum was seeing a skeleton was dated back to 650 AD. The museum said that the subject was male and was about 50-60 years old when he died. Another thing I really liked about the museum was a collection of old coins made out of stone. The museum had a large selection of pottery, tools, jewelry and sculptures.
There is a Roman theatre right outside of the museum, as well as the ruins of a bath house and a temple. The theatre is actually still used during the summer for opera performances.
Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of Fiesole! Ciao!