Under the Palazzo Vecchio lie the ruins of the Roman Theater of Florentia, as well as many other ancient layers of the city. Since the end of the most recent excavations in 2010, it is now possible to visit the site. Tours are given in Italian only, and you must have a reservation prior to your visit.
Reservations can be made by phone or in person at the ticket desk of the Palazzo Vecchio museum. Only small groups (maximum of 20 people) are permitted and the entry is timed so if this is something you want to do it is best to call in advance, perhaps weeks in most seasons.
Visting the excavations:
Saturday and Sunday only, timed entrance with compulsory guide. Children under 8 years old not permitted for safety. The ticket is €8 and includes the Palazzo Vecchio museum.
For more information and reservations:
Tel +39 055 276 8224 / 8558, every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Official site (Italian only): Gli scavi del teatro romano di Firenze
Additional information: ArcheoFirenze
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