The town developed around the hilltop castle of the Counts Guidi among the green olive trees and vineyards of Monte Albano. Vinci owes its fame to the legendary Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, who was born in the nearby hamlet of Anchiano in 1452.
Meet the guide and visit:
- Leonardo Museum. Located within the castle of the Counts Guidi. By observing the vast collection of models and mechanical devices inspired by Leonardo’s designs, we can fully understand and appreciate his artistic genius and realize how far advanced his ideas were for the time. An entrance fee is required.
- Anchiano. The hamlet is situated about 2.5 km from Vinci and can be reached on foot. The home located here is said to be where Leonardo was born. An entrance fee is required.
Please note: Entrance fees are extra.