FSU Study Abroad: Exploring Archaeology in Tuscany

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Cetamura is an archaeological site on a hilltop located in the Chianti Mountains of Tuscany, between Siena and Florence. Investigations at Cetamura have revealed an Etruscan sanctuary and artisans’ quarter, Roman baths, and a medieval fortified village. The rich stratigraphy and various types of artifacts in stone, terracotta, ceramics, metal and glass provide students with opportunities for a variety of excavation experiences. For a full discussion of the discoveries at Cetamura, please visit the Department of Classics' Cetamura page.

This program features field trips to sites and museums which will help enrich the students’ knowledge of the cultures under excavation at Cetamura. The program opens in Florence with visits to archaeological museums and sites that are relevant for the Roman past of Florence and the Etruscan period at Fiesole just outside of Florence. Typical program excursions are day trips to sites such as Volterra and Populonia.

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