Tours & Experiences


 The tours will be activated only with a minimum number of 5 participants.

According to the current rules for Covid-19 prevention, EU Digital Covid Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate of vaccination) is required.


Italian Military Geographic Institute

Historical Museum of Italian Cartography

Via Cesare Battisti, 10-12, 50129, Florence


Guided tour of the Historical Museum of Italian Cartography (at the Italian National Mapping Agency), with a visit of the library, the collection of instruments and the cartography production department.


The Historical Museum of Italian Cartography hosts a valuable collection of maps dating from XVI century and instruments used to carry out works of astronomy, geodesy, topography, photogrammetry and calculations.

The instruments are more than 400, the ancient ones were part of the collection existing before 1861 and belonged to the dissolved topographic offices of the pre-existing Italian States. When Italian Geographic Military Institute (IGMI) was established, the collection was expanded to include instruments designed and built by the internal staff. Even today, all the instruments used for carrying out IGMI activities are part of the museum when obsolete.


Photo: CC-BY-SA-3.0 (Sailko)


Date: December 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th

Duration of the visit: about 1 hour

Tour start time: 9:00; 10:00; 11:00; 14:30; 15:30

Fee: free


Reservation is mandatory. It will be possible to book until Thursday, December 16th, at 1.00 p.m.

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Museum Galileo

Institute and Museum of the History of Science

Piazza dei Giudici, 1, 50122 Florence


Photo: Museo Galileo


A) Guided tour of the collections of scientific instruments from Medici period to XX century.


Dates: December 15th 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 16th, 14.00-15.00Fee: € 7,00 (tickets can be purchased directly at the museum ticket office before the start of the visit)

Maximum number of participants for group: 25

Deadline for registration: December 13th




B) For those not wishing to participate in the guided tour, the Museum Galileo offers all ICC 2021 attendees the opportunity to visit it at a reduced cost of 7 euros. For the reduction it is sufficient to present the congress badge at the ticket desk.




 Exhibition Natura Collecta, Natura Exhibita

Salone Donatello, San Lorenzo Church (access from the left portal of the church)

Piazza San Lorenzo, 50123, Florence


Guided visit of the temporary exhibition of the scientific collections of the University of Florence (Natural History Museum “La Specola”), with some of its masterpieces, including part of the-famous anatomical waxes, zoological and mineralogical collections.


Photo: Università di Firenze


Date: December 16th, 11:00-12:00 a.m.

Fee: € 7,00

Maximum number of participants: 15

Deadline for registration: December 13th


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The ticket also includes a visit to the complex of the basilica of San Lorenzo without a guide.




Dante’s Cosmography at Pitti Palace

Piazza de’ Pitti, 1, 50125 Florence


Guided visit to the exhibition on Dante’s cosmography (Dall’Inferno all’Empireo. Il mondo di Dante tra scienza e poesia [From Hell to Heaven. Dante’s world between science and poetry]) inside the Court of the Tuscan dynasties of Medici and Habsburg-Lorraine.


Photo: CC-BY-SA-3.0 (Yair Haklai)


Date: December 17th, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Fee: 11,50 euros (tickets can be purchased directly at the museum ticket office before the start of the visit)

Maximum number of participants: 25

Deadline for registration: December 14th


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The ticket also allows the visitors to see the palace and the art collections without a guide.

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