Address: Località Anchiano 50059 Vinci (FI) tel. +39 0571 933248
Visiting Hours: Every day 10 am – 7 pm (March through October) and 10 am – 5 pm (November through February)
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Casa natale - Località Anchiano, Vinci (Firenze)

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452 - Amboise 1519), the natural child of notary Ser Piero da Vinci and of a woman named Caterina, is one of the most celebrated and interesting figures in human history. As a very young man, he started his activity in Florence as an apprentice painter in Andrea del Verrocchio's workshop, one of the most famous masters of 15th century. Leonardo, considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, is also renowned for his studies in the fields of science and technology, in particular for his experiments on the human flight

Only three km from the town of Vinci, at Anchiano, stands the house that is the traditionally recognized as his birth house, set amid the stunning scenery of the Montalbano hills. In 1950, Count Giovanni Rasini di Castelcampo donated the building to the Town of Vinci. The restoration of 2012 has kept with the well-established image of this place, which has become the symbol of the memory of Leonardo, visited by ‘cultural pilgrims’ from all over the world. The new layout, carried out thanks to the most advanced multimedia technologies and to the high-resolution reproductions of Leonardo’s paintings, allows to learn about his life and art in an unusual and fascinating way. The birthplace in Anchiano, together with the Museo Leonardiano and the Biblioteca Leonardiana, is a must-stop destination on an itinerary dedicated to Leonardo in his home town.

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