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  • He is too ill to travel
  • December 1632 - Physicians declare that Galileo is too ill to travel to Rome. The Inquisition rejects the physician's statement and declares that if Galileo does not travel to Rome voluntarily he will be arrested and taken in chains.
  • The Copernican case was made too strongly in his book and I will refute it in a later book.
  • February 1633 - Galileo arrives in Rome. He is allowed to stay at the home of the Tuscan ambassador, but is forbidden to have social contacts.
  • Galileo is sentenced to prison for an indefinite term
  • April 1633 - Galileo is interrogated before the Inquisition. For over two weeks he is imprisoned in an apartment in the Inquisition building.
  • April 1633 - Galileo agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for a more lenient sentence.
  • June 22, 1633 - Galileo is sentenced to prison for an indefinite term and is allowed to serve his term under house-arrest in the home of the archbishop of Siena.
  • December 1633 - Galileo is allowed to return to his villa in Florence, where he lives under house-arrest.
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