WhereSanto Stefano al Ponte
CategoryScience and Technology
Good To KnowOpen also Mondays, Open until Late
November 25, 2015
March 20, 2016
The Body Worlds exhibition at Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence features preserved human bodies and body parts that have been prepared using a technique called plastination to reveal the inner anatomical structures.
The exhibition is created by the German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, the inventor of the plastination technique, and has attracted over 40 million visitors in 100 cities all over the world.
The theme of the exhibition in Florence is Al Cuore della Vita (The Heart of Life). It focuses on the heart, the engine of life, and on the cardiovascular system, including 15 full-body plastinates and over 140 specimens of real human organs and organ systems.