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Statua di Galileo Galilei alla Cittadella (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Statua di Galileo Galilei alla Cittadella (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)

This itinerary connects the places lived by one of the most illustrious personalities to whom Pisa gave birth, the one who was considered the father of modern science, namely the Italian physicist, astronomer, philosopher, mathematician and academic Galileo Galilei. 

The itinerary also illustrates the life, research and discoveries of other city personalities in the scientific field, such as the great Pisan mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, the Pisan astronomer and mathematician Giovan Battista Donati, Ulisse Dini and others. Up to the present day, when the scientific and cultural greatness of the city is well represented by the works preserved in the museums that are part of the University Museum System and by the didactic and research actvities that is carried out daily  in the three Pisan universities and from the numerous existing research centers.

The radio station of Marconi, located in the Coltano estate, within the Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli, and Piazza delle Baleari with the Bruno and Gillo Pontecorvo terrace, located in the seaside town of Marina di Pisa, are part of the city pedestrian circuit and can be reached by public or private transport.

The Marconi radio station, however, cannot be visited at the moment.

Finally, we would like to inform you that the Museum of Calculation Instruments and the Museum of Physics Instruments are temporarily closed for renovations. 

Itinerary: "Pisa is" Galileo and the science

Ponte di Mezzo dal Lungarno (L. Corevi , Comune di Pisa)
Ponte di Mezzo
The marble bridge tells the story of the 'Gioco del Ponte e di Pietrino'
Cippo etrusco piriforme reimpiego antico _ Via San. Martino(G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Palazzo Salviati and the Pear, via San Martino
From the Middle Ages to the elegance of the Renaissance Medici style, home to Galileo's philosopher
Palazzo Lanfranchi _ Museo della Grafica (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Palazzo Lanfranchi, lungarno Galilei
The Graphics museum that hides the secret of Mary Shelley
 Casa natale di Galileo Galilei (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Birthplace of Galileo Galilei, via Giusti
From the window he has been greeting us for more than 450 years
Chiesa di Sant'Andrea in Foriporta (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Church of Sant'Andrea in Forisportam
A theatre in a small Romanesque-Pisan jewel
Chiesa e Chiostro di San Francesco dai tetti (A. Matteucci)
Church of San Francesco
One of the largest Franciscan churches in Italy, don't miss the suspended bell tower
Piazza Martiri della Libertà (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Piazza Martiri della Libertà and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
One of the most important universities in the world
Facciata Chiesa di Santa Caterina (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
A temple of gothic art where the first pair of glasses was invented
La Torre di Pisa (Opera Primaziale Pisana)
Tower of Pisa
Ah, how beautiful, sometimes, the wrong things are!
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta (Opera Primaziale pisana)
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, piazza del Duomo
The great snow-white marble temple
Interno Campo Santo Monumentale (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Campo Santo, piazza del Duomo
The Pisan Pantheon, resting place of scientists and illustrious citizens
Porta del Leone _ Mura medievali e porte (A. Matteucci)
Porta del Leone and Jewish Cemetery
The first gate of Pisa, hides behind it the oldest Jewish cemetery in Europe
Interno museo di Anatomia Umana (Museo di Anatomia Umana)
Medical School and Museums of Human and Pathological Anatomy
The history of Pisan medicine in search of the most curious pathologies
Esterno (Museo Orto botanico)
Botanical Garden, via Luca Ghini
The oldest in Europe, founded in 1543 by Luca Ghini and financed by Cosimo I
Museo degli Strumenti per il Calcolo, vecchi macelli (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Museum of Calculation Instruments and Museum of Physics Instruments, in the old slaughterhouses
In search of the first and oldest electronic calculator in Italy
Una delle navi restaurate (Museo Navi Romane)
Arsenals and Cittadella
The gateway to the city in the 12th century, the beating heart of the power of the Pisan fleet
Facciata Chiesa di San Nicola (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Church and bell tower of San Nicola, via Santa Maria
A leaning bell tower that watches over the secrets of Leonardo Fibonacci
Il miracolo degli impiccati, Raffaello e aiuti ( Mibact-Direzione regionale musei della Toscana)
Royal Palace, Lungarno Pacinotti
The Pisan Uffizi, the Grand Ducal palace where one can get lost among works of art by Bronzino, Raffaello and Rosso Fiorentino
Ingresso dell'edificio su Via Santa Maria - Domus Galilaeana (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Domus Galilaeana
A scientific archive, from Galileo to Enrico Fermi
Casa natale A. Pacinotti (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Birthplace of Antonio Pacinotti, via Santa Maria
The genius who invented the dynamo
Porticato interno - La Sapienza (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
La Sapienza, via della Sapienza
A symbol of the university culture of Pisa, elegant and austere at the same time
Facciata Palazzo Agostini e Caffè dell'Ussero (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Palazzo Agostini and Caffè dell'Ussero, lungarno Pacinotti
A Gothic building that since 1755 has been the symbol of the University and a meeting place for students
Royal Victoria Hotel, facciata (M. Cerrai, Comune di Pisa)
Royal Hotel Victoria, lungarno Pacinotti
The oldest hotel in Italy reveals its illustrious guests
Epigrafe apposta su casa Bocca, in Borgo Stretto (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Vincenzo Galilei's house
Borgo Stretto where science met music
Affresco di Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (M. Pileri)
Fresco by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre, Borgo Stretto
A tribute to the birth of photography
Piazza Giovan Battista Donati (M. Pileri)
Piazza Giovan Battista Donati
The great astronomer who gave his name to an extraordinary comet
Facciata - Palazzo dei Cavalieri di Santo Stefano  (G. Bettini, Comune di Pisa)
Piazza dei Cavalieri
Giorgio Vasari's project is an expression of the Medici power. Today it is the seat of the Scuola Normale Superiore
Statua Ulisse Dini, Via Ulisse Dini (A. Matteucci)
Statue of Ulisse Dini, via U. Dini
The mathematician who trained Guglielmo Marconi and Enrico Fermi
Vegetazione Parco Migliarino, San Rossore, Massaciuccoli (L. Corevi, Comune di Pisa)
Coltano estate
The first intercontinental broadcasts
Panoramica con Terrazza fratelli Pontecorvo e Piazza Baleari dall'alto _ foto con drone (M. Boi, Comune di Pisa)
Piazza delle Baleari
Bruno and Gillo Pontecorvo brothers Terrace