On the Tracks of Galileo Galilei in Pisa
He is Pisa`s most illustrious "child"
, who is unanimously considered the father of modern science, was born in Pisa on February 15th, 1564. His first cries echoed in the rooms of a house situated in the Tramontana district, north of the River Arno, in Via Giusti 24, in proximity to the court-house.
But the astronomer, physicist, mathematician (and much more) has left his tracks all over the town, starting with the Pisan villas and palaces situated between Borgo Stretto and Via dei Mercanti. A plaque commemorates the fact that the Galileis lived there prior to move to Florence in 1574.
But the young Galileo went back to the town of the Leaning Tower before turning 18: in 1581, his father Vincenzo decided to enroll him at the University of Pisa, where he would study medicine.
And so, passing by Palazzo della Sapienza
(near Lungarno Gambacorti) during your tour on the tracks of Galileo Galilei, you can easily imagine the scientist as a student and then as a professor ready to revolutionize human knowledge.
Your tour may include a visit to Piazza dei Miracoli
, and especially to the Duomo and the Leaning Tower, the theatres of some of his experiments, and to the Domus Galileiana
, an institution housing books on Galilei himself and on many other illustrious scientists.
Moreover, you could plan your holidays in a villa in Pisa right in the period in which the Regione Toscana organizes "Pianeta Galileo
" with the contribution of the University and other local institutions.
Our most requested villas:
Villa sleeping 8+2 in Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno, in Val di Cecina. Barbecue, Internet connection, air conditioning, wide garden, bicycles. The villa is just a few kilometres from the beach. Tennis club, riding stable and golf club nearby.
Holiday farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in the medieval village of Buti, between Pisa and Lucca, a few kilometres from the beaches of Versilia. 8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, panoramic terrace.
Holiday villa for rent in Lower Valdarno, between Pisa and Livorno, in Casciana Terme. 6/8 sleeping accommodations, swimming pool, air conditioning, barbecue equipment, hydromassage, satellite TV, Internet connection, tasting, cooking courses. SPAs nearby.
*Valid in some periods
Holiday villa with annex in Chianni (Pisa), in Valdera. 16/19 sleeping accommodations, fenced swimming pool, sauna, hydromassage, Internet connection, private tennis court, children`s playground, bowl pitch. A few kilometres from Rosignano Solvay and its beaches; thermal bath nearby.
*Valid in some periods