FULL DAY PRIVATE TOUR IN THE NATIVE TOWN OF LEONARDO DA VINCI TO COMMEMORATE THE 500 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1519 (car and walking tour)
With this tour we’ll show you Vinci: birthplace of the “Genius of the Renaissance”
Leonardo da Vinci means Leonardo from Vinci as he was born and spent the first 16 years of his life in the town of Vinci situated 28 Miles West of Florence. Leonardo was born in 1452 and Vinci still preserves the same urban and countryside landscape it had when the “Genius of the Renaissance” was born. Leonardo lived in Florence, Rome, Milan, France, but he was back to Vinci regularly because of his bond to the place of his childhood and adolescence. It was in Vinci that the young genius started the investigation of the natural phenomena including his hydraulic experiments in the Vincio, the small river of the town. Leonardo died in Amboise, France, in 1519 and Vinci commemorates the 500 years after the death of his most illustrious citizen with many cultural events. This tour includes the visit to the Leonardo Museum, the oldest collection dedicated entirely to his work as scientist, technologist and engineer, situated in the Castle of the Counts Guidi in Vinci; The Church of the Holy Cross, still preserving the baptismal font where Leonardo was baptized; Leonardo and His Paintings, set in Villa il Ferrale, a didactic exhibition that hosts full scale, HD reproductions of all Leonardo’s paintings; Leonardo’s birthplace, Anchiano, a small hamlet 2 Miles far from Vinci, it hosts the house where Leonardo was born, with an HD digital reproduction of Leonardo’s Last Supper.
Itinerary: Vinci, Leonardo Museum, Church of the Holy Cross, HD Exhibition of Leonardo’s Paintings, House-museum where Leonardo was born.
Duration: approx. 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Florence;
Meeting time: 9:00 AM;
Private guide: included;
Transportation (private transportation service): included;
Entrance fees: included;
Driving time from Florence to Vinci: 50 minutes.
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the sites!
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