Garibaldi Area


Fiesole (FI)



In the mid-1980s, the Garibaldi area of Fiesole, a small town in the outskirts of Florence, witnessed many demolitions that brought to light several archaeological finds of great importance and remarkable beauty, however, they also left an urban void right in the heart of the town. In line with the Municipal Recovery Plan, Saga - in collaboration with Politecnica and Abacus - was commissioned to design a multi-functional complex within the main recovery project as well as to redevelop the adjacent Garibaldi Square, which is only a few steps away from Mino da Fiesole Square and the Town Hall. This area, which is now open to the public and features a designated itinerary (accessible to disabled visitors) with information panels, underwent more excavations between 1986 and 2015, which brought to light buildings and burials ranging from the Etruscan (4th century BC) to the Lombard period (6th-8th century AD) and later.