On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of Galileo’s birth, a book presentation for Galileo’s Visions will take place Tuesday, April 8th, at 5pm at the Palagio di Parte Guelfa (near Piazza della Signoria), in both English and Italian.
In addition to the authors, Marco Piccolino and Nicholas Wade, there will be three speakers: Assessora Cristina Giachi of the City of Florence, Filippo Camerota from the Museo Galileo, and Carlo Maccagni of the Istituto Veneto.
The Palazzo, once known as Palazzo Viviani, was remodeled as a residence in the 17th century for the mathematician Vincenzo Viviani, who had been a pupil of the astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei. Viviani dedicated his home to his esteemed teacher and placed two large scrolls on the building’s façade that describe the extraordinary work and achievements of his master. Read more here.