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Casa natale di Galileo Galilei

The exact location of Galileo Galilei’s birthplace has been the object of much debate. One proposal was casa Bocca, a palazzoon a corner in Borgo. Since the birth of this great scientist was registered as taking place in the parish of Sant'Andrea, until mid 19th century his birthplace was presumed to be a house close by the church of S. Andrea at the Fortezza medicea, also known as S. Andrea in Chinzica. This idea was so widely accepted that during the tercentenary celebrations of Galileo’s birth in 1864, a plaque was placed on the walls of the Fortezza with the engraving: “Qui nacque Galileo Galilei nel 1564” (Here Galileo Galilei was born in 1564).



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