Tours / GALILEO GALILEI...SCIENCE TOUR!

"Nature is an open book ... Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe" - Galileo Galilei

In honor of the father of science Galileo Galilei, a tour dedicated to him, through the places of Florence that testify his greatness as a man and as a scientist.

Departure from Piazza della Signoria for a guided tour of the Galileo Museum, the Science Museum dedicated to the famous mathematician.

The Museo Galileo ( 1500 ) contains scientific instruments of great importance, but it also has a section dedicated to Galileo Galilei where you can admire the two famous telescopes and the great physicist’s own finger perfectly preserved.

The tour continues with a visit to The Specola Museum, the natural history museum located in a beautiful palace of the XVIII century that houses the Tribuna dedicated to the supreme scientist in which stands the marble statue of Galileo. The museum takes its name from the word “observatory”, a reference to the astronomical observatory called Torrino from which you could study the stars. The Torrino can still be visited on reservation.

Continue visiting the magnificent basilica of Santa Croce (also called "Pantheon of Italian glories" because of its distinguished tombs- among them the monumental tomb of Galileo Galilei).

A special section was opened in the Medici Chapel inside the church to celebrate the place where the body of Galileo was initially buried before being moved in the mausoleum.

This program concerns the Galileo half-day tour. If our guests like to learn more about this eminent character, an extension of the visit is planned in the afternoon with the famous "Jewel Villa" in which Galileo lived, and in the evening with the Arcetri Observatory, from which the astronomer admired the stars and studied the heavens that charmed him so much! In this case, we will determine tariffs and options only upon reservation.

Info

Available days: from Wednesday to Sunday

Bookable Starting Time: from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Duration: 4 hours

Available Languages: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID. Please insert number of people.

Meeting Point: Neptun's Fountain, Piazza della Signoria Firenze