Palazzo Bocca (Former Residence of Galileo Family), Pisa

Palazzo Bocca (Former Residence of Galileo Family), Pisa

A plaque at Palazzo Bocca commemorates the time that the Galilei family lived on the corner of Borgo Stretto and via Mercanti. The Galileo family settled here from 1563 to 1574.

Visitors can admire Palazzo Bocca's gorgeous facade and walk Borgo Stretto, one of Pisa's oldest streets. Borgo Stretto is well known as one of Pisa's top shopping streets.

Visitors will also find Palazzo Bocca is located in the historic center of Pisa. From here, Galileo was just a stone's throw from the Square of Miracles and many impressive religious and cultural landmarks.

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Palazzo Bocca (Former Residence of Galileo Family) on Map

Sight Name: Palazzo Bocca (Former Residence of Galileo Family)
Sight Location: Pisa, Italy (See walking tours in Pisa)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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