|Florence||1642 Buried in the Basilica of Sta Croce, originally in a side room and then in 1737 moved to the main part. The Museo Galileo (near the Uffizi) has on show one of his fingers removed during his reburial|
|Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)||Is said to have dropped balls of different masses from the Leaning Tower to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass - but probably didn't!.|
|Rome||Monastery of Sta Maria Sopra Minerva - location of Galileo's trial for heresy and of his "Abjuration".|
|Venice and its Lagoon||1593 became external consultant to the Arsenal visiting it and advising on matters of propulsion, materials and ballistics. His work there stimulated his development of the science of Mechanics|
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