La Specola Museum in Florence
La Specola Museum, a stone's throw from Convitto della Calza, is the most ancient scientific museum in Europe, founded in 1775 in Florence, and still able to leave the visitor breathless. The Specola Museum is a museum of Zoology and Natural History, with a huge collection of stuffed animals, fossils, minerals, exotic plants collected in the centuries mainly by the Medici family. La Specola Museum is also an Anatomy museum and proposes an incredible collection of original wax anatomical models built in XVIII and XIX centuries.
Inside the museum one can also admire the Room of the Skeletons and the Galileo Gallery, open just in some rare occasions.
Convitto della Calza recommends all the dear guests a visit to La Specola Museum.