Florence in the Roman Period
The city of Florence is known today mainly for the enormous historical and artistic heritage of the Renaissance, so few people realize that the city has ancient origins. It is during the Roman Empire that its long and prosperous history begins. In the first century B.C., at the behest of Julius Caesar, the city of Florentia (ancient Florence) was founded in a strategic and fertile area. From that moment on, the city began to grow and expand until it reached its present size.
There are still many traces of Roman Florence hidden within the modern circuit. One of the best can be seen just below one of the most famous monuments in the world: Palazzo Vecchio. Just below the foundations of this building you can still see some parts of the Roman theatre. And not only that! Walking through the city, some Roman remains are hidden in the modern walls. The urban layout of some streets follows the layout of ancient walls, such as those belonging to the Roman amphitheater.
We have prepared a special “treasure hunt” for children (but also for adults)! Designed to reveal the unknown side of Florence, through hidden clues, hidden paths in the streets of the city, puzzles to be revealed and a real “treasure” hidden within the bowels of the city.
Each child will have the "adventure kit"
Ages: from 4 to 12 years (each visit is prepared according to the age of the participants)
Children must be accompanied by one or more adults.
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: To be decided together. In case you need a private transport to and from the archaeological site, contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Start time: Flexible. Once the reservation has been made, you will be contacted by our staff to agree on the most suitable time. It is possible to choose a time between h. 8:30 and h. 16:30
When: Every day (Monday to Sunday); Year round
Languages: English, French, Italian
Walking distance: about 1500 meters