Vinci Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by elena.peruzzi
  • Things to Do
    by elena.peruzzi
  • Things to Do
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Vinci Things to Do

  • The House where Leonardo was born is...

    THE ORIGINS OF THE GENIUSThe House where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public Vinci, Anchiano 23 – 24 June 2012Following extensive restoration work and reorganization of the exhibition layout, the house in Anchiano where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public, as the place which symbolizes the bonds Leonardo had with his home town....

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  • The House where Leonardo was born is...

    Vinci, Anchiano 23 – 24 June 2012Following extensive restoration work and reorganization of the exhibition layout, the house in Anchiano where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public, as the place which symbolizes the bonds Leonardo had with his home town. Surrounded by the centuries-old olive trees of the Montalbano slopes, in a landscape...

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  • The House where Leonardo was born is...

    THE ORIGINS OF THE GENIUSThe House where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public Vinci, Anchiano 23 – 24 June 2012Following extensive restoration work and reorganization of the exhibition layout, the house in Anchiano where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public, as the place which symbolizes the bonds Leonardo had with his home town....

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  • Tribute to Leonardo

    A tribute to Leonardo - a three-dimensional representation of his famous drawing of the Ideal Man, aka Vitruvian Man. The idea was that there are mathematical proportions of the human body that define human beauty - I was never any good at maths! Leonardo combined a careful reading of ancient Greek texts with his own meticulous observations of...

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  • Leonardo's Place

    There is a small museum in Vinci that has replicas of Leonardo's inventions. Some are minature and others are life size working models. My teenagers thought it cool to walk the streets Leonardo did. They also enjoyed observing the other teenagers in this unassuming italian town. If we kept our mouths shut we could easily blend.

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  • Must see - Leonardo's contraptions #1

    Contraption number 1: this was a machine invented by Leonardo to make smooth sheats of gold foil if I'm not mistaken. To be found at the local museum.

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  • Square in front of the Leonardo Museum

    A square that is a monument in its own right and a tribute to Leonardo's genius - a work of art with peculiar objects and writings, signs and arrows on the metal pavement.

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  • Must see - Leonardo's contraptions #2

    Contraption number 2: the first bike ever to be designed in history, most likely by Leonardo himself, but the only surviving drawing (which wasn't found until very recently) was by one of his pupils. The model in this picture was made after that drawing.

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  • Leonardo Museum

    The Conto Guido castle at the top of the hill in Vinci has been converted into the Museo Leonardiano, and is well worth a visit, particularly for families. The museum is packed full of models of inventions he designed in his Codex Atlanticus notebooks. The exhibits have descriptions in English, and include a flying machine, a helicopter, a...

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  • Explore the countryside

    There are many other hiking and bike trails in this beautiful tuscan coutryside so get out there and enjoy the nature around you rather than rushing past in a car to these lovely tuscan towns and villages.

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  • Casa Natale di Leonardo

    At ANCIANO is the Casa Natale di Leonardo, the house where the great artist is said to have been born – although it is more likely this is just a typical house of the area where he was born!

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  • Anciano

    Well after the museum visit the sun came out. About 3km from Vinci – a pleasant stroll UPHILL though the olive groves brings you to ANCIANO - a pleasant walk - so why not leave the car behind.

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  • Museum Visit

    This musem houses one of the largest and most unusual collections of machines and models of Leonardo the inventor, technologist, engineer. Each model is shown together with precise references to his sketches and annotations. There is also a fascinating video of his life and works. It was a good place to visit one wet morning in Tuscany but actually...

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  • Vinci Castle

    The castle, still a dominating presence in Vinci, was originally built in the early middle ages when Vinci was subject to Florence. Since 1953 it has housed the Museo Leonardiano. Wine is grown here but its not the best Chianti I've tried - a bit rough round the edges!

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  • Vinci

    VINCI is famous as the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. It is located on the slopes of Montalbano in the midst of a landscape that still mirrors the agricultural economy based on mezzadria or tenant farming with traditional farm activities centred on production of wine and extra virgin olive oil.

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  • Location of Vinci

    Just so you know where the town famous for Leonardo da Vinci is here's a little map. Its inbetween Pisa and Florence amidst lovely tuscan counrtyside. We visited from our base near Montelupo.

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

    Set in the Rennaissance castle Conti Guidi, this museum has tons of models, replicas and copies of Leonardo's work.Maybe not authentic, but very educational. The museum is interesting and worth a visit.

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  • The inventions...

    Museo Leonardiano In the center of this hilltop town you can find a 13th-century castle. That castle had nothing to do with Leonardo but was restored in 1952 to give place for the museum.The museum contains models made after drawings from Leonardo. There are no original works here , only reproductions. My opinion - I think the admission fee was...

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  • He was born in this house?

    He was born in a house a bit away from the center on a higher hilltop nearby.The simple farmhouse isn't much.There is no admission charge and only one panel in English. It says that the house has been rebuild some times , some information on what his parents did... The road up is quit adventurous and the house is situated completely surrounded by...

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  • Yes , they got a tourist office.

    This little town , 12 houses (ok I forgot to count them) and a church and a castle (I didn't found any other name for it) has got a tourist office which is always very convenient when it's open.Not for us...the sign said back in a minute , but minutes can take a while around here.

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  • Leonardo's House

    The house is not really in Vinci but about 3 km north, at Anchiano.The landscape surrounding the house is still very similar to the one Leonardo had contemplated and drawn since childhood.That is why it was decided, during the repairs, to decorate the house with examples of how Leonardo was able to "see" and interpret nature. Inside the house are...

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    by Mundus Written Sep 23, 2003

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    Be carefull about prices in the caffe near the museum.

    I remember I had a panini with an Coke and I payed more than I should!!

    As the prices before you order (this applies to all turistic places in Italy, my girlfriend payed 7 Euros for an Ice Tea in Firenze!!)

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  • Many Souvenir Shops

    There are many gift shops in Vinci, and most are nice. If you want something related to da Vinci, then you're in luck. From keychains, to blankets, everything and anything has either Leonardo's face or one of his paintings on it. They also sell other souvenirs that are very nice. I bought some nice terracotta reliefs for my garden that were very...

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  • souvenirs...

    We found two shops near the castle that are worth mentioning. These shops are related to Leonardos work. They also got a range of postcards and articles.The wind was howling really hard the last day of our visit in Tuscany and the old lady opened the door very inviting.. -postcards-models of Leonardo's inventions-other artrelated...

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  • The House where Leonardo was born is...

    Vinci, Anchiano 23 – 24 June 2012Following extensive restoration work and reorganization of the exhibition layout, the house in Anchiano where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public, as the place which symbolizes the bonds Leonardo had with his home town. Surrounded by the centuries-old olive trees of the Montalbano slopes, in a landscape...

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  • A stunning little town

    Vinci is a quiet and friendly little town. It is most famous for the museum and birth place of Leonardo yet is worth a visit in its own right. The local market takes place on a Wednesday morning and is very busy.

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  • Up to the castello

    After parking our car we walked up the not too steep hill to the old Castello, which houses the Leonardo museum.We found Vinci a beautiful and peaceful village, and met no crowds of tourists at the time we visited - the middle of June.

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