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Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza

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Location type: Museum
Location address: Florence
Number of texts: 4
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In the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, you can see the finger of Galileo Galilei. It was this withered finger that picked up the metal ball used to derive the equation of falling bodies and pointing to the stars. The finger was removed from Galileo’s body by an admirer, amlong with the tooth, the fifth lumbar vertebra, and a couple of other fingers when the body was exhumed a century after his death to be moved to a better burial site.

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In the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, you can see a painting of Tito Lessi, showing a discussion between Galileo Galilei and his biographer Vincenzo Viviani. On that painting,  you will also notice a globe of the Dutch cartographer Blaeu and a sphere of Girolamo della Volpaia.

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During the Renaissance (15-16th century), Florence was ruled by the Medici family. Under their patronage the arts, science and literature flourished as nowhere else in Europe. Florence was the city of such writers as Dante, Petrarch, and Macchiavelli, and artists and engineers such as Boticelli, Brunelleschi (who built the magnificent dome on the church of St. Mary of the Flowers), Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Michelangelo. Also Galileo could count on the support of this family. He also gave lots of his tools to the de Medici. A few of them can still be seen in the Museum of Science, next to the Arno river. The de Medici asked Brunelleschi to construct the church of San Lorenzo.

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In the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, you can see a painting of Tito Lessi, showing a discussion between Galileo Galilei and his biographer Vincenzo Viviani. On that painting,  you will also notice a globe of the Dutch cartographer Blaeu and a sphere of Girolamo della Volpaia.

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