As you have may have guessed from the reduced frequency of my posts, I am on vacation! I am actually in Tuscany, in a beautiful villa close to Empoli, which is about 20 kilometers from Florence.
A couple of days ago we went to Florence and among other things visited the Galileo Museum; this is one of the best science oriented museums that I have ever been to. As well as overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, which makes it the best situated science museum that I have visited, it is packed with models of Galilean experiments and inventions, maps and globes dating from our developing understanding of the world, and wonderful explanations of the importance of Galileo, and the developing renaissance knowledge of how the world really is.
If you are in Florence and can’t get tickets for the Uffizi, or even if you can, it is worth a visit.