During this experience we will honor the man who became known as the “Father of Modern Science”, Galileo Galilei. Born in 1564 towards the end of the Renaissance Era, Galileo would grow up to be one of the most recognizable scientists in history; his inventions and ideas would be some of the major factors that set the path of transitioning into the Modern Science Era.
This tour will travel to the special places in Florence that testify to his greatness as an astronomer, physicist, and engineer.
You will depart 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 and has a section dedicated to Galileo Galilei where you can admire the two famous telescopes as well as 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.
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.
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Available days: from Wednesday to Sunday
Bookable Starting Time: from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Duration: 4 hours
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