The Domus was established in 1942 by the then Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore Giuseppe Gentile with the aim of honouring the great Pisan scientist Galileo Galilei.
The site was occupied by an astronomical observatory until the early 19th century.
The Domus houses a rich library and preserves manuscripts of Galileo and other physicists such as Enrico Fermi and Antonio Pacinotti.
The educational division of the Domus has been engaged for years in the promotion of the rich historical, scientific, artistic and environmental heritage of Pisa. It has arranged a permanent educational tour aimed at familiarizing students with the figure and works of Galileo as a scientist and a human being while stressing his relevance to the present day in an attempt to stimulate reflection on the relationship between ethics and science.
The tour is open to school groups, Pisa residents and tourists, and is intended to be the starting point for a wider project aimed at introducing the general public to aspects of the life of the great scientist that are known only to specialists.
Educational tours for school groups Euro 2.50.
The Domus organizes meetings, seminars and lectures as well as educational tours for school groups.
For further informations:
Ph: +39 050 23726/20438
Fax: +39 050 2204224