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Academy of Sciences of Siena

A Short History of the Academy of Sciences of Siena The Academy of Sciences was founded on 17th March 1691 in the library of Siena’s Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala by Pirro Maria Gabbrielli, a professor of Medicine and Botany, and some of his students. Their objective was to study the origins of natural phenomena through experimental verification, an approach that went against the teachings of Aristotl ...

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The excellence of Tuscany: ceramics

The long tradition of ceramics in Tuscany has its roots in ancient times, even prior to the barbaric invasions in Italy, but it was only during the 14th and 15th centuries that ceramic production centres were founded, which still provide training around the world today. If you’d like to discover a new and unusual side of Tuscany, it’s well worth revisiting the ceramic, terracotta, porcelain and majolica are ...

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