Many know that Galileo Galilei, the famous 16th-17th century physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher involved in the Scientific Revolution, was born in Pisa. Yet despite this fact, not even all Pisans know that the city boasts a number of places connected to the “Father of Modern Science”. During the Internet Festival of Pisa, visitors were given the chance to follow Galileo tours conducted by local guides, and many were surprised to discover the number of places linked to Galileo.
Want to see them all? Start your tour in Pisa's most famous area: piazza dei Miracoli, known worldwide for its famed Leaning Tower, the impressive cathedral and baptistery. It's here that Galileo's story begins, as it's where Galileo was baptized (inside the cathedral) and consecrated as a scientist.