I am so lucky because I’ve visited a Vinci town, near Florence, the same city where Leonardo da Vinci was born. Actually, he was born in Anchiano which is within the town of Vinci, outside its center on the foothills of Montalbano. Here, Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452 as an illegitimate child of a domestic servant and Sir Piero da Vinci, owner of the house at that time.
We haven’t visited inside the house, because it was too late when we arrived, but we’ve visited Leonardo Museum in Vinci before. But I would like to see his home again because I want meet him! 😀 no, I mean, just his hologram as it’s said on official Leonardo’s birthplace website here.
You can feel in the air the deep connection that exists between Leonardo and those landscapes and the impossibility of separating them. The gentle hills, the wide fields of vineyards and olive trees and the tuscan sun..
In Vinci, just behind the castle of the Conti Guidi, there a wooden representation of the Vitruvian Man, a drawing by Leonardo in which he represented a man with the ideal proportions. Also, there you can enjoy a wonderful panorama of the hills surrounding Vinci.
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. We highly recommend a visit to this museum because it is interactive and really amusing. A website of Museo Leonardiano.
I enjoyed this short trip in Vinci! If you were somewhere around – don’t miss a chance to visit Vinci 🙂