Vinci in Tuscany

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View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig

View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig

Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town. The town is surrounded by the Tuscan Hills. The landscape consists of vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo’s time.

Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano. His full name was “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci”, which means “Leonardo, son of Piero, of Vinci”. Half a million visitors a year come to visit the Museum of Leonardo and his birthplace.

Piazza dei Guidi © Joseph85 L'Uomo di Vinci by Mario Ceroli Horse statue by Nina Akamu © Joseph85 © Fouraide City Wall © flickr.com - ehud Castello dei Conti Guidi © LigaDue Casa Leonardo da Vinci © Lucarelli Casa Leonardo da Vinci © Axel41 View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig
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View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig
Main sights are:

  • Museo Leonardiano, museum of Leonardo da Vinci. This museum has displays of some of the inventions that are drawn in da Vinci’s notebooks.
  • Casa di Leonardo, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. It is a farmhouse. There are some reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings at the house.
  • Church of Santa Croce, built in the 13th century but later remade in neo-Renaissance style.

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