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Festa della Toscana 2015

For Tuscany and its citizens. Peter Leopold's reforms aiming at social progress and cultural growth of Tuscan people.

With the joint participation of Consiglio regionale della Toscana.

Guided visits and animated talks (in Italian)

• Museo Galileo, piazza dei Giudici 1, Firenze
• Museo La Specola, via Romana 17, Firenze

Friday, November 27, 2015, at 15.00 and at 16.30
Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 10.00 and at 11.30

Reduced entrance fee, upon reservation: +39 055 2756444 (from 9 to 17), edu@msn.unifi.it.

Peter Leopold as a politician and administrator: animated talk (in Italian) about Enlightened reformism in Tuscany

• Archivio Storico del Comune di Firenze, via dell’Oriuolo 33, Firenze

Friday, November 27, 2015, at 17.30
Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 10.30 and at 12.00
Monday, November 30, 2015, at 16.00 and at 17.30

Free entrance. Reservations required, starting from November 20, at prenotazioni.archiviostorico@comune.fi.it.


Round table (in Italian)
Humanity and Science in Peter Leopold: reforming justice and disseminating science.

• Museo di Antropologia, Room of the Caminetto, via del Proconsolo 12, Firenze

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at 16.00

Speakers: Sara Orlando, La pena carceraria nella Toscana leopoldina (Prison sentences in Peter Leopold's Tuscany); Simone Contardi, Illuminare il suo popolo, per farlo felice col renderlo più culto. La nascita del Real Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale (The Birth of the Royal Museum of Physics and Natural History).


Visitors will receive as a gift a copy of the Edict of the Grand Duke for the reform of criminal law, containing the declaration of the “abolition of death penalty”, dated November 30, 1786.