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Museo Zoologico La Specola

Via Romana 17, Florence, Italy
+39 055 275 5100
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Quirky museum. Worth a couple of hours to kill

As we like the odd museum we loved this one. If you like stuffed animals-some badly stuffed years... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Cornwall uk
via mobile
A great little museum!

A fascinating historical collection of 'stuffed' animals from around the world and a most amazing... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Romana 17, Florence, Italy
+39 055 275 5100
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

As we like the odd museum we loved this one. If you like stuffed animals-some badly stuffed years ago - and you also want to see a wax work human body dissected divided and bits of wax body realistically displayed from the 18th century, then...More

Thank CornwallReviewer
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A fascinating historical collection of 'stuffed' animals from around the world and a most amazing collection of wax models of human anatomy. The Galileo Tribune is a beautiful presentation, with the added bonus that admission here gives you a discounted entrance fee to the Museo...More

Thank doclewis
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I don't regret vising it but i don't recommenced it, there are lots of other beautiful places in Italy that worth seeing. it is good for school students.

Thank Zahraa A
Reviewed 8 March 2017

An old style museum with his own character! You can see an incredible number of embalmed animals and reproduction of body parts made by wax. Extremely interesting, you can spend hours in this museum without getting bored.

Thank Elisa N
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky museum. Lots of displays of every kind of species stuffed in cabinets which is fascinating despite the sadness of this having happened! Also a large collection of wax anatomical models showing every part of the human body in all its detail....More

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This has got to be the best museum I have ever been to. It was a little amazing, off the beaten path. This really shouldn't be missed by anyone. Yes, there is a bit of a niche there but it is so well done and...More

Thank Ingvar I
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Amazing selection of anatomical wax models which are worth the entrance alone. Unfortunately to reach these you must traverse through room after room of depressing taxidermied animals. A great place to spend an hour.

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum was amazing!!! My husband and i really enjoyed strolling around every rooms. I found Tasmanian devil here!!

Thank mayjaka
Reviewed 12 October 2016

There are no bags allowed inside the museum. We travel with daytime rucksacks and usually we put our bags in lockers or leave them in the cloakroom. But the lockers of this museum were to small for our bags. As there was no cloakroom we...More

1  Thank Charl0tte01
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum with fascinating exhibits on the human body and the animal kingdom. The animal kingdom exhibits largely consisted of taxidermy arranged by species. The human body exhibits are really detailed and include skeleton, muscle, circulatory system and close ups and cross...More

1  Thank Elaina B
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and
history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti
Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces
visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli
Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues,
fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the
garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History
of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
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