GALILEO MUSEUM – FLORENCE by Amy French

Think of Florence and great Renaissance artists jump to mind—Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael (also Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), but the Renaissance encouraged scientific exploration, too. A fun place to see this aspect of the era is the Galileo Museum (Museo Galileo) on the Arno River just a little ways down from the famed Ponte Vecchio. Look for the astrological signs and monumental sundial in the piazza out front to find the arched doorway to the museum.

 

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