Towards the northern end of Piazza Mino the entrance to the Archaeology Park opens out like a proscenium. Extending over some 35,000 square metres, it exhibits part of the ancient city as it was laid out in Roman times. The remains of a theatre, a Roman Etruscan temple and a bathhouse are set in one of the most beautiful green areas of the whole of Fiesole and the surroundings of Florence.
Rediscovery of these ancient remains dates to the nineteenth Century when national unification had created a climate favourable to culture, and Marquis Strozzi began excavating the Roman theatre. Next came the large pool of the spa building and its interior with the tubs and hot rooms. Unearthing the Etruscan-Roman temple was more recent after some chance discoveries led to the first excavations in the early decades of the twentieth Century and although limited are still proceeding today.