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This fascinating natural history collection can be traced back to the Medici family. Full of taxidermied animals of all types, skeletons and wax anatomical models, it is a must for the curious, as well as science and history lovers.
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The Natural History Museum of Florence is one of the most fascinating places I've ever seen! Its collection includes a splendid series of anatomical wax models produced by the Florentine wax-making workshop, the oldest in the world, and an amazing collection of animals, insects, minerals,...More
We just happened upon this museum and decided to take a look. It is all about paleontology, primarily specimens found in Italy, and nicely curated. Not all the exhibits have English translations but the major ones do which was helpful to us. We didn’t think...More
I came here myself on a rainy day in Florence. Their collection is amazing! I had so much fun wandering through the various sections and checking out the different animals. The mineral section was surprisingly fascinating as well! A great value overall.
I read about the anatomical waxworks before I arrived in Florence and had to come to see them. The museum was a bit difficult to find but find it I did! I had to wait for the tour to see the waxworks. As I waited...More
This was on my bucket list while in Florence and it was described as a "fusty museum" in my guidebook. It is so much more than that. True, it does not have a polished or refined look to it, but so worthwhile to visit. An...More
This museum is hidden on the south side of the river and up a set of stairs, but is worth the detour to see it if you are already planning to see nearby sites like the Pritti Palace or Bobali Gardens. The museum is well...More
Definitely not one of the main attractions people visit Florence for. If you’re into doing things off the beaten path and coming back with a great story to share with friends, include La Specola in your trip itinerary.
There will be those who go because...More
We visited La Specola specifically to view the wax Anatomical Models One should check opening times for this museum, as not open all day. Cost for entry was 9 Euro each and this also included the tour to see the wax models.
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My partner and I were eager to visit this museum after seeing the wax exhibition advertised, on arrival we learnt that you need to book for this in advance so we weren't so lucky. We still got entrance for the rest of the exhibits and...More