Museo Galileo

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  • Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

    1. Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

    The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions dedicated to the history of science, combining a museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest sense. Join this 90-minute small group tour along with an official guide who will reveal all the secrets if this museum to you. Get to know some original scientific tools made by Galileo himself, such as the telescopes and lenses he used to discover Jupiter's moons. Once your guided tour is finished, you have the choice to remain in the museum as long as you like.

    Galileo Museum is much larger than expected. Chronicles the development of all kinds of scientific instruments from before Galileo up until about WWII. Our guide, Francesco, has a PhD in art history and teaches in local schools. He was very knowledgeable and passionate, and made the history come alive. Can praise him enough. We were extremely lucky to have him for a private guide. Highly recommend this museum if you even a slight interest in how science changed the world.

  • Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

    2. Galileo Galilei Private Science Tour

    The tour starts in Piazza della Signoria and continues to the Science Museum or the Galileo Museum, dedicated to the famous scientist. The Museo Galileo is full of scientific tools of great importance. Admire the two famous telescopes, and the finger of the great physicist, which is perfectly preserved. Then continue to the Observatory Museum and the Natural History Museum, in a beautiful antique palace with a Forum dedicated to the genius scientist. Here we will find the captivating marble statue of Galileo. The museum is named after the word observatory that once meant the Torrino astronomical, where the stars were studied and which is still available to visit by appointment. You'll end by going to the Basilica of Santa Croce, otherwise known as the "Pantheon of Italian Glories" for the tombs of the most famous Italians, among whom is the monumental tomb of Galileo Galilei.

    guide took his time in explaining and was very patient in answering all questions Best tour guide we had

  • Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

    3. Florence: 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Scooter

    Discover Florence while riding on an electric scooter and leave a minimal environmental impact. The scooter is comfortable and easy to drive and your sightseeing tour starts with a short lesson on handling the scooter.  During your tour visit the most important places in Florence such as the Arno River, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Duomo Square, Dante's Tower, the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Fiore, Giotto's Bell Tower, Via Tornabuoni, the Strow Market with the Porcellino, Piazza Della Repubblica, Palazzo Medici, Piazza Santa Croce, and much more. As you scoot through the city follow your guide and listen to them as they tell you about the history and interesting stories about the city.

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What people are saying about Museo Galileo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Greatly exceeded expectations - Francesco was spectacular guide!

Galileo Museum is much larger than expected. Chronicles the development of all kinds of scientific instruments from before Galileo up until about WWII. Our guide, Francesco, has a PhD in art history and teaches in local schools. He was very knowledgeable and passionate, and made the history come alive. Can praise him enough. We were extremely lucky to have him for a private guide. Highly recommend this museum if you even a slight interest in how science changed the world.

Brilliant tour and brilliant guide

We had a guided tour of Galileo Museum - our guide Viola was absolutely brilliant at explaining the artefacts, history as well as keeping my son interested throughout the tour which took 90 minutes. Thank you Viola !

Exactly what I had hoped for!

Francesco was amazing. We essentially were able to have an open conversation of the museum pieces and the historical and scientific significance. It was an excellent day.

excellent outstanding tour guide, very knowledgeable

guide took his time in explaining and was very patient in answering all questions Best tour guide we had

Leonardo was a fabulous tour guide

Our best guide! Wish we could see the Uffizi tomorrow too!