Soil and art: a scientific trip in Palazzo Vecchio (Firenze)
Duration: half a day
Field trip goals: Connecting history, art and naturalistic sciences
Destination: Palazzo Vecchio, Firenze
Soil-related topics: Soils and landscapes representation in art: a bridge between history, culture and naturalistic sciences
Other multidisciplinary topics: history, art, botany, zoology, geography
Siege of Firenze (Giovanni da Stradano, 1555)
Socio-cultural themes: We will “travel” along the rooms of Palazzo Vecchio, seat of the municipality of Firenze and residence of the Medici family in XVI century. We will discover the deep relationship between Cosimo I de’ Medici and his son Francesco with nature and science, exemplified by the art pieces conserved in the building.