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Happy birthday, Galileo

Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2018

An initiative between the Museo Galileo and the University of Florence Natural History Museum to celebrate the 454th anniversary of the great Tuscan scientist.


Saturday, February 17 at 15.30
Museo Galileo, Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli Hall
Galileo e la Piera. Dialogo astronomico in cucina [Galileo and Piera: An astronomical dialogue in the kitchen]
A new theatrical action featuring Galileo and his housekeeper. The show is followed by a "Galilaean happy hour" prepared after the scientist's works and the letters of his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste.

Attendance to the show (Italian only) is included in the museum's entrance fee.

Limited seats, reservation required: info@museogalileo.it; +39 055 265311


Sunday, February 18
Guided Visits to the Museo Galileo
11.00. "The Galileo affair" a thematic visit. Thanks to the telescope, Galileo's discoveries changed the idea of the universe and expanded the debate on the relation between science and religion.
15.30. Guided visit in epoch costume. Galileo himself will take visitors through the extraordinary collection of the Medici Family, while a lady in a magnificent 18th-century costume will illustrate the Lorraine collection.

Participation to the guided visits (Italian only) is included in the museum's entrance fee.

Limited seats, reservation suggested: info@museogalileo.it; +39 055 265311


Sunday, February 18, at 15.00 and at 16.00
Guided visit to Villa Galileo
Via Pian de' Giullari, 42 – Florence
Special opening of the villa in Arcetri where Galileo Galilei spent his last years. The villa bears witness to Galileo's studies and scientific discoveries, but also to his everyday life.

Participation to the guided visit (Italian only) is included in the Villa Galileo's entrance fee (6,00 Euros full fee – 3,00 Euros reduced fee).

Limited seats, reservation required: +39 055 2756444


All events are part of Festa della Toscana 2017 programme.


Promotion "2x1 Insieme al museo": on Sunday, Unicoop Firenze members will get two full tickets for the price of one upon presentation of their membership card.