Discover Galileo Galilei in Florence
This new cultural-touristic itinerary, dedicated to the figure of Galileo Galilei, was born thanks to the cooperation between the Galileo Museum and the Opera di Santa Croce in order to let the tourists get know the unusual events and stories about the life of the famous astronomer.
Galileo Galilei, born in Pisa in 1564, had expressed the wish to be buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce, where were buried his parents and most of his family.
At his death on January 8, 1642, Galileo, accompanied only by a few relatives and faithful disciples, without any funeral oration was buried in Santa Croce but in a very hidden area in the Noviziato Chapel
Only many years later, exactly in 1737, it was possible to move the tomb of the Tuscan scientist in the area where it still stands today.
The visit, after Santa Croce church, will continue in the Galileo Museum which houses his two telescopes, a compass and some fragments of the hand subtracted from the body before the translation. The program includes a visit a month, on Saturday afternoon, at 3 pm.
For more information about the visit and how to book, visit the website: http://mostre.museogalileo.it/galileodueluoghi/
Saturday, January 30, 2016,
Saturday, February 27, 2016,
Saturday, March 26, 2016,
Saturday, April 23, 2016,
Saturday, May 21, 2016,
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Meeting at 14.45, Largo Bargellini
The journey takes about two hours
€ 20 per person
7-12 years: € 15
Children under 6: free
Info and reservations
Tel. 055 2343723 (Monday-Friday 9:00 to 16:00)