Natural History Museum in Florence
On holiday in Florence, tourists can visit the Natural History Museum, divided in six sections.
- Natural History Museum section of zoology La Specola in Romana, zoological and anatomical collection.
- Natural History Museum section of anthropology and ethnology.
- Natural History Museum section of botany, in La Pira.
- Natural History Museum section of geology and paleontology, in La Pira
- Natural History Museum section of mineralogy and lithology, La Pira.
- Natural History Museum Section botanical garden, in Micheli.
Section of Zoology "La Specola"
The Museum of Specola, located in Via Romana in Florence, is a Section of the Natural History Museum, that houses two separate collections: the zoological section, with examples of stuffed animals , and the anatomical section, with wax models dating back the eighteenth century.
In this session are preserved specimens of Poriferi, Bivalve, Arthropods, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Crustaceans, Worms and Echinodermi.
There are examples of turtles, crocodiles, Amphibians and Squamati.
In addition to copies of sturgeon fish, there are also sharks and fossil
Birds coming from all around the world, with races extincted
Marsupiali - Canguri, opossum, and tilacino Primates, a marsupial of Tasmania extinct around 1930.
Desired by the Grand Duke Peter Leopold and the first director of the museum Felice Fontana in order to teach anatomy in a three-dimensionally.
The Forum of Galileo
It presents a statue of Galileo and some paintings devoted to science.
Section of Anthropology and Ethonology
In this part of the museum are preserved and documented a large number of human species with particular attention to the ancient peoples of Asia and Africa.
Samoiedi, Ostiacchi Siberia, Ainu, Tibetan, Parsi, Kafiri of Pakistan, Indonesians, Micopi,
Ethiopians, Galli, Somali, Bajuni people, populations of Sudan, Masai, Baganda Uganda, populations deel Bantù, Luba, the Zulu and Cafri, Pygmies and Boscimani
Eschimesi, Indians of America, Peruvian Culture, Populations Amazzoniche and Argentina.
Aboriginal Australians, Tasmaniani, Papua, Malanesiani, Micronesiani, Polynesian and Maori, Populations of New Zealand.
Section of Botany
It hosts several herbaria, one of which dates back even XVI century, a collection of wax models of plants and fruits and a rich xiloteca.
Samples of specimens collected in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Samples of timber in the form of a tablet or wheel
Showcase of hats
Made with vegetable fibres and come from all over the world
It contains specimens of fossils Italians and some specimens of plants Tropical
Central Italian Erbario
Collection of ferns, lichens and the like
Created by Andrea Cesalpino, contains 768 species classified about 266 sheets, in accordance with the observation of reproductive characters.
Erbario Micheli and Targioni Tozzetti
Samples from Tuscany and Veneto, collected by Pier Antonio Micheli
Here are some samples collected by Charles Darwin on the islands of Cape Verde in 1832.
Section of Geology and Paleontology
It is one of the largest Italian collections of fossils and rocks.
Copies of Marine Organisms Inervebrates
Copies of bodies Vertebrates
Copies of organisms that have developed over the previous period and first esmplari ferns
Prime examples testifying to the appearance of Reptiles
Testimoniano the first evolution of mammals
From here onwards the museum, through its many copies, testifies throughout the evolution of mammals until the early findings of Mammut in India and Siberia.
Section of Mineralogy and Litologia
Collections of the scholar Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti are also listed in an illustrated catalogue.
Among these examples stand out a topaz of 151 kg, from Brazil, a orthoclase of 600 kg, an aquamarine of 98 kg and a smoky quartz.
From Sardinia coveline and azurite, while from the Elba island tourmalines, hematite and limonite stones.
Among the gems are quartz, zircons, garnets and emeralds, and some rough diamonds.
Section Botanical Garden
Please click the link Botanical Garden.