Arts on the Air | 12.11.2008 | 05:30
Scientists discover ancient Roman theatre below Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio
Florence is lifting the veil on an archaeological dig under one of its most important buildings, the Palazzo Vecchio, the centuries-old seat of local government.
A lucky few visitors to Florence in Italy will be able to take a tour back to its origins. Scientists have unearthed the remains of an ancient Roman theatre, in the process revealing the city’s evolution over the past two thousand years. The number of people allowed in will be strictly limited. Only around fifty can visit on the first Sunday of every month and last week the site opened for the first time.
Report: Jean di Marino