It was once called the Museum of History of Science and today Galileo Museum and is hosted in the Castellani Palace built on the vestiges of the Castello d’Altofronte. It is divided into two floors and is well usable thanks to an attractive setting, audiovisuals and downloadable online guide. It houses the Medici collections that were transferred to the Uffizi from Palazzo Vecchio and then to Pitti, to finish, in the Lorenese era, in the Imperial Regio Museum of Physics and Natural Sciences in the Torregiani Palace in via Romana. Of this institution desired by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo, we will never stop talking about it.

Florentine and European scientific cornerstone. The Lorenese collections were added to the Medici and there was also a production of new equipment in the museum workshops. It is obviously a museum to visit and taste slowly focusing not only on the function but also on the aesthetic of the tools exposed. From the scenic Armilillars to the Globes of Coronelli, from Pietro Leopoldo’s chemical bench to the electrostatic disk machine, from the collection of the Count of Northumbria, yes to the head of the Medici expedition to Brazil, to anatomical wax models, from telescopes to astrolabe to compass of caliber, archimeters, sunscreen, night watches, figures, Latin radii, thermometers, barometers, microscopes, archpendzoli, teams from bombers … is all a journey between history and knowledge to be enjoyed at the museum and to be reviewed at home on the free application.

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