Galileo Science Museum

We visited the beautiful Galileo Science Museum in  Florence Saturday morning. The first floor is filled with the Medici family collections of sundials, telescopes, compasses, globes, tools for understanding astronomy, time, navigation, warfare, etc. The second floor includes the Lorraine Collection which is similar but includes more pieces like chemistry sets, precision measuring instruments, and tools for teaching and popularizing science. My favorite was the thunder houses, which show how lightning rods work: take away the small diagonal piece, add electricity, and your house blows up!

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After this visit we made our way to La Casalinga where we had a perfect lunch. It included an amazing Chianti Classico, peps, 3P’s pasta, lemon gelato with vodka, and grappa.  Too much maybe?

This is how you know you had a great meal:

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