Locations of Interest

Vinci (Firenze)

 The village of Vinci is located a few kilometers from Florence on the slopes of the Montalbano hills and it is close to the main Tuscan cities of art such as Pisa, Lucca and Siena.

Leonardo da Vinci was born here on 15 April 1452. Leonardo’s birthplace is in Anchiano, a few steps from the village. The house can be visited and entrace is free.

Olive groves and vineyards are the protagonists of the landscape of Vinci to which the Montalbano Oil and Wine Road is dedicated.

The municipality promotes the museum and tourism system "The Lands of the Renaissance", with the aim of enhancing and promoting the cultural and museum heritage of this area that retains artistic evidence of the Renaissance.

TO SEE:

Castello dei Conti Guidi inside which you can admire a ceramic Madonna and Child in ceramic by Giovanni della Robbia. The castle also houses the Biblioteca Leopardiana and the ideal museum of art, utopia and culture of the land.

Adjacent to the castle, the church of Santa Croce inside which is the baptismal font where according to tradition Leonardo was baptized. In Piazza del Castello, notice the man of Vinci wooden sculpture by Mario Ceroli. Here there is also the entrance to the Museo leonardiano with drawings, designs and machines by Leonardo da Vinci.

Interesting are the excursions in the Montalbano area that is part of the Medici royal park. There are many pedestrian and cycling routes that allow you to make excursions surrounded by nature visiting places of great archaeological value.

Situated in the centre of Tuscany, Vinci is a good point for quickly reaching any part of the Chianti area, some of the coast and many and many of the interesting Tuscan cities of art such as Firenze, Siena, Pisa, Pistoia, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Volterra and Lucca.