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Leonardo's Birthplace

A pedestrian path of about 2 km, the so-called "Green Route", connects Vinci to Leonardo's house. An itinerary immersed in the typical Tuscan landscape, between vineyards and olive groves, which offers particular glimpses of Vinci and the surrounding countryside. Along the path, halfway between Vinci and Anchiano, a fork leads to the fifteenth-century kiddle, once used to regulate the flow of water towards the canal that powered the Mulino della Doccia near Vinci. The same mill that was depicted by Leonardo in a drawing of the early 16th century. Indeed, this landscape was the main source of inspiration for the young Leonardo.

Inaugurated in 1952, 500 years after the birth of the genius, the House where Leonardo was born is the symbol of the great bond with his city. Here the family coat of arms is still visible and his birth in 1452 is remembered.

The exhibition itinerary is divided between the House and the adjacent farmhouse. Modern multimedia technologies allow you to relive Leonardo's life and works through thematic itineraries.


  • Address: Via Santa Lucia, 7, Anchiano, Vinci

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  • Phone: 0571 933285

  • GPX coordinates: 43.7991004,10.9382166