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I was not expecting to have a tour just for the two of us! The history of astronomy and telescopes was so interesting. Our guide, Athena, was very knowledgable and spoke excellent English. The walk to the top of the tower was easy with several...More
At the library there is an option to have a guided tour to the specola in English or Italian. I was a 90 minutes tours that explain history of the specola and some of the instruments found there. It was a really and enjoyable tour....More
Very knowledgeable student tour guide who taylored her tour to our knowledge base. A 1 hour tour turned into 2 hours and was fastinating. We didn't book in advance but did arrive early in the morning for thre 10.30 tour we were on our own.
Went to a few museums that day and this one was by far my favorite! You have to take a guided tour either in English or Italian, but it is well worth it for all the explinations and stories. The tour was lovely, and everything...More
This is a must see for anyone interested in how we arrived at modern astronomy. Our guided tour was led by two, one of whom was an astronomy student. They answered all our elementary, not-Hawking-level questions in a way which was accessible, and with enthusiasm....More
This is an over-looked and under-visited attraction, which contains several items of interest to those with an historical or scientific leaning.
At the time of our visit there were – if I remember correctly – just four other visitors. We were the only English (and...More
Great if you have interest or background in astronomy, physics or cameras. Involves some climbing (but there's a nice view & breeze from the top).
You can find the entrance to the left of where you buy tickets for the Museo di Palazzo Poggi, and...More
A guided tour after this interesting museum is well worth an hour of your time. It takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of astronomy (with an Italian flavour) and there are some interesting historic telescopes on display. The tour ends at the...More
There is no open access – you have to have a guided tour. We turned up not long after the museum opened one morning, and were the first or second people there. We put our name down for the next tour (in English), for which... More
There is no open access – you have to have a guided tour. We turned up not long after the museum opened one morning, and were the first or second people there. We put our name down for the next tour (in English), for which we had to wait, maybe, 20 minutes. I think it may just depend on what staff they have on the day, but I suspect there’s a good chance of having an English-speaking guide.