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This is the second step of a project started in 2006 and aimed to preserve and improve the artistic historical heritage of the most ancient hospital in Florence.
A voyage through the history of astronomy, from ancient myths to modern science. A tribute to the bond between man and the universe in the year of Galilean Celebrations.
A historical journey through objects and books of rare beauty, which are material evidence of progress in science from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Risorgimento, when Florence and Tuscany were crucial centres of knowledge.
A different way of regarding Benozzo’s frescoes in the Chapel of the Magi for better understanding the relationship between painting, economy and technology in 15th-century Florence.
The exhibit highlights the marriage between art, science and political power, emphasising the prominent role that physical mathematical disciplines played in Tuscany during the 16th-17th centuries.
A brief history of Florentine astronomy in the 18th-19th centuries.
A virtual journey through the history of the telescope to understand the enormous impact the instrument had on science and society in the 17th century.
The typological evolution of the garden in the ancient world: from place of otium and leisure to place devoted to meditation, study and experimentation in the naturalist and technical spheres.
An ideal itinerary through the city of Florence to visit its monumental gnomons. The census of Florentine sundials is available online.