Museo Galileo located in Piazza dei Giudici in Florence houses some of the largest collections of scientific instruments in the world. The fascinating science museum is found within the 11th-century Palazzo Castellani building - formerly known as Castello d’Altafronte. The Medici Collection can be seen at the 9 rooms on the first floor of the museum and includes a range of Galileo’s artefacts such as his two telescopes. The Lorraine Collection is housed on the second floor and features a wide collection of 18th-19th century instruments and apparatus. A visit to Museo Galileo is highly recommended for travellers sight-seeing in Florence – particularly for those with an interest in Italy's rich history and culture.
Tickets cost around €9 for adults
Open from Wednesdays to Mondays from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closes at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays)
Around 2 - 3 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The Medici Collection and the Lorraine Collection
Though designated prayer facilities at Museo Galileo will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open area will be available around the museum to use during prayer times. It is also possible to visit a few of the mosques in Florence such as the Comunita' Islamica Di Firenze E Toscana and the AssociazioneIslamica Di Firenze which are both located within city limits.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Museo Galileo can visit some of the Halal restaurants in Florence which offer both Italian and international cuisine. A few popular Halal restaurants in Florence include Pak Halal Kebab, ZamZamPizze& Kebab, Noor Doner Kebab and Mini Market – which are located not too far away.