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Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

November 13, 2013 by David Herd

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy surrounded by the Tuscan hills mainly consisting of vineyards and olive groves. The city of course is surrounded by the Tuscan hills mainly consisting of vineyards and olive groves. The city of course is famous being the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci who was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres  from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano.

Leonardo was, and is, renowned primarily as a painter. Among his works, the Mona Lisa is the most famous and most parodied portrait and The Last Supper the most reproduced religious painting of all time.

Church of Santa Croce

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

The church of Santa Croce, mentioned in documents dating from at least the year 1132, was originally a simple structure of Romanesque architecture to which was added a portico with Tuscan columns. In honour of Leonardo, at the IV centennial of his birth (1852), it was decided to build the bell tower we see today.

The house where Leonardo was born

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

This was Leonardos home,  Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, 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.

Wooden representation of the Vitruvian Man

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

Behind the castle of the Conti Guidi, in the small but lovely center of town, you will notice a wooden representation of the Vitruvian Man, a drawing by Leonardo in which he represented a man with the ideal proportions. From this terrace, you can enjoy a wonderful panorama of the surrounding hills.

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy 

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The Leonardo Museum

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

The Leonardo Museum is arranged in two buildings which cover the history of the master both as architect and scientist. There are rooms dedicated to his building-site machinery, textile manufacturing technology, mechanical clocks, war machinery, flying machines and much more.

I guess this must be a wall garden.

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

Looks rather spectacular.

David Herd in Vinci in Tuscany.

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

There are so many interesting places to visit in Tuscany.

                                           Narrow street in Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci born Tuscany Italy

Quite a small village.

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