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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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Uffizzi Gallery

The Uffizi was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany. Over time, the top floor loggia became an exhibition of the dynastic collection of ancient sculpture, artwork and artifacts. The eastern wing of the building incorporated the ancient Florentine church of San Pier Scheraggio and the wing to the west connected with two existing buildings, ...

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