The heart of the collection centers on the natural, physical and mathematical sciences which so interested the Medici and ... More
Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
The heart of the collection centers on the natural, physical and mathematical sciences which so interested the Medici and Lorena Grand Dukes. It was thanks to Abbot Felice Fontana that the existing Museum of Physical and Natural sciences at the Palazzo Pitti was strengthened. One part of the museum is dedicated solely to the Medici collections, this includes the quadrants, astrolabes, sun dials, compasses and calipers and all the works of art which were created by the great craftsmen of Tuscany and Europe. One of the other wings is dedicated to mechanical, electrostatic and pneumatic instruments which were prevalent in the Lorena period.
The Loggia is also known as the Loggia di San Matteo is to be found on the corner of Piazza
San Marco, just before the turning off to via Ricasoli. The portico was part of the hospital dedicated to ...
This 14th century building was commissioned by Cosimo il Vecchio. Originally owned by the Lippi family, it passed to the
Medici family in the 15th Century and the villa saw both the birth of Lorenzo the Magnificent and his ...
The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he
planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the ...
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