Galileo Galilei’s lamp

The Duomo of PisaPhotography by Carlos Dorce

The Duomo of Pisa
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Another emblematic building of Pisa is the Duomo (the cathedral). Galileo Galilei was inside the cathedral when he observed the movement of the lamp hanging from the ceiling. He noticed that its oscillatory movement was constant so he discovered the isochronic property of the pendulum. The current lamp isn’t tha same lamp which Galileo observed that lucky day for the science (of course not!) but you can always look at it and try to imagine Galileo Galilei’s thoughts in that moment.

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Look at it and enjoy this magic moment:

Galileo Galilei's lamp

Galileo Galilei’s lamp

Location: Piazza dei Miracoli (map)


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