Guided tour

Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

4.8 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Keys of Italy

Florence: Museo Galileo Small Group Tour

Activity provider: Keys of Italy

From US$ 82.03 per person

Step back in time to discover the secret's of Galileo and the history of science on a small group tour through the Museo Galileo, where you can admire his original scientific instruments.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a small group tour and learn about Galileo
  • Admire original instruments made by Galileo
  • Discover the wonders of the history of science
Full description
The Museo Galileo is one of the foremost international institutions dedicated to the history of science, combining a museum of scientific instruments and an institute dedicated to the research, documentation and dissemination of the history of science in the broadest sense. Join this 90-minute small group tour along with an official guide who will reveal all the secrets if this museum to you. Get to know some original scientific tools made by Galileo himself, such as the telescopes and lenses he used to discover Jupiter's moons. Once your guided tour is finished, you have the choice to remain in the museum as long as you like.
Includes
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Official guide
  • Guided tour of the Museum
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
    • All participants who were born in 2006 or earlier must present proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months. Participants must also present a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine

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    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5

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    Greatly exceeded expectations - Francesco was spectacular guide!

    Galileo Museum is much larger than expected. Chronicles the development of all kinds of scientific instruments from before Galileo up until about WWII. Our guide, Francesco, has a PhD in art history and teaches in local schools. He was very knowledgeable and passionate, and made the history come alive. Can praise him enough. We were extremely lucky to have him for a private guide. Highly recommend this museum if you even a slight interest in how science changed the world.

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    October 9, 2018

    The museum worths the visit. My guide, Ricardo, was very kind and informative. The activity is highly recommended

    May 7, 2022

    Outstanding museum. More people should visit this place. I came to Florence three times before I found it.

    October 12, 2021

    Product ID: 88808