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Villa il Gioiello…the house of Galileo

Villa il Gioiello ("The Jewel") is a villa in Florence, central Italy, famous for being one of the residences of Galileo Galilei, which he lived in from 1631 until his death in 1642. It is also known as Villa Galileo (not to be confused with the other homes of Galileo found in Florence, which are in Costa San Giorgio, as well as a villa in Bellosguardo). The name Gioiello was given due to its favorable posi ...

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The Culture in Florence

With Dante, the Italian language originated in Florence and was affirmed by Petrarch and Boccaccio in their literary studies. [Vohabolario ( italian to florentine)] With Humanism, a new philosophy came to evaluate Classical culture. Modern political science began with Machiavelli and historical prose with Guicciardini, and modern science developed with Galileo and his experimental school. Since the time of ...

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“Museo Nazionale Alinari Della Fotografia”

The MNAF, Alinari National Museum of Photography, is located in the fifteenth-century building known as ‘delle Leopoldine’, renovated thanks to the fundamental contribution of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. The building has been allocated by the City of Florence, the owner of the complex, as exhibition space for its twentieth-century collections, and space has also been granted to the Fratelli Alin ...

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