Fiesole is located just a few kilometers from Florence; the views alone make this hilltop town worth visiting! Fiesole is home to a number of spectacular treasures found during archeological digs. The Etruscans probably founded the city between the 9th and 8th century B.C.E., though it later became a typical Roman town and slowly lost its prestige, overshadowed by Florentine power. You’ll find a number of historical and archaeological sites in the town center, such as the central piazza Mino da Fiesole built on a Roman forum, the main cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria Primerana, the seminary, the Bishop’s Place and the Town Hall. A short walk from the main square you’ll find a spacious archaeological site vaunting remains of a Roman theatre, an Etrusco-Roman temple, Roman baths and the city’s Archaeological Museum, not to mention the ancient wall still visible in certain spots. For more information, check out more things do and see in Fiesole.