As I’ve said before in the this blog I have visited quite a few museums and really enjoyed most of them. When I was in Florence I was determined to visit as many places as I could, including museums. The Italian Renaissance was the rebirth not just of art but of science and Florence was at the heart of that. So of course I had to visit the Galileo Museum of Science.
Located over looking the Arno and not far from the Ponte Vecchio this museum is a treasure trove of antique instruments of science. Items built to help understand the natural world. Also, the museum contains one of the fingers of Galileo Galilei. I don’t remember the story of how it ended up there but I remember knowing it was going to be there before I saw it.
I really enjoyed this museum. It provided a chance to dive into the science side of the renaissance and also made me quite happy to live in an age with modern medicine.
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