Marconi Transmission Station
Marconi Transmission Station

Marconi Transmission Station

11/10/2021

The mayor of Pisa, Michele Conti, has announced a project to build a museum in honour of the Italian telecommunications pioneer, Guglielmo Marconi, who is credited with having invented the radio and was joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909. This project aims to restore the now derelict radio transmission station at Coltano, near Pisa, with a mixture of public and private funding. On October 31st, 1931, Marconi amazed the world when he transmitted a radio signal from Via dei Condotti, in Rome, through the transmission station at Coltano, and on to Brasil, where it illuminated the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro. Pisa has a long history of being at the centre of important scientific research, including the work of Galileo Galilei, Marconi and his radio transmissions, the first Internet signal sent in 1986 and now the present day 'Virgo' project, leading the world in the research into Black Holes.