A walk on the path of Galileo

A walk on the path of Galileo

"You cannot pluck a flower without disturbing a star"

Sabato 16 dicembre 16:00



10€/6-12 years old

According to availability and customer requests, we can personalize the itinerary and its duration. Price starts at 140€.

Sconto 15% per convenzionati AT – Autolinee Toscane + 1 accompagnatore

Included in the Tour:
tour guide

Galileo Galilei, born in Pisa, lived in Florence for many years.

At first a court scientist of the powerful Medici family, he was accused of heresy by the Church, forced to abjure and lived the last years of his life, old and blind, in the villa Il Gioiello, not far from the convent where his daughter Sister Maria Celeste had retired.

Thanks to the telescope, the original of which is kept in the Museo Galileo in Florence, he discovered Jupiter's satellites, which he called "Medici satellites", in honour of the rulers of the city. In this pleasant walk we will tell you the story of the great scientist, why he was condemned by the Church, his great intuitions and important discoveries, but also anecdotes and curiosities.

We will understand the important legacy that Galileo has left us, his incredible contribution to the development of the experimental method, still the basis of modern scientific research. We will also tell you how it was a Medici who rehabilitated the scientist, almost one hundred years after his death.

We'll see a lessern known part of Florence, which gives spectacular views over the city. Beginning at Galilelo's statue in Piazzale degli Uffizi, we'll cross Ponte Vecchio and reach Costa San Giorgio which will lead to one of Galileis' home in town.

Leaving the ancient city walls, we'll stoll along Via San Leonardo, which will take us to admire the outer part of the Observatory, Villa Il Gioiello in Arcetri and reach all the way to Basilica di San Miniato. Our hike will end at Piazzale Michelangelo, where we'll says our goodbyes with one last view over Florence.


about 3 hours. The walk is about 8 km long.

What we will see:

San Miniato al Monte, Costa San Giorgio, Villa il Gioiello, Pian de' Giullari, Arcetri. External tours. No entrance fees.

Meeting point:

Galileo's statue in the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery. View the map

What you need:

In the summer months, bring water, a hat and sunscreen. In the winter months, bring a torch. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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