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22 June 2012 - 24 June 2012
The House where Leonardo was born is reopening to the public.
Anchiano - Vinci
Friday 22 June, at 5.30 p.m.

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Special openings and free entry for everyone

Friday 22 June, the house of da Vinci’s birth will be opened again, following major restoration works, overseen by Professor Daniela Lamberini of the Department of Architecture of Florence University.

The works further enhance the evocative, rustic simplicity of the place, respecting its historical vale and rediscovering some panoramic views hither to hidden to the visitor. But above all, the work on Leonardo’s house has produced a new museum display, curated by the management of the Leonardo Museum, which deploys the latest multimedia technology to offer a very “special”meeting with Leonardo and to present his paintings and drawings

Where as the Leonardo Museum,in the town of Vinci itself, documents the work of Leonardo the inventor, the technologist and the engineer and the Leonardo Library,also in the town centre, focuses on specialized documentation, the house of his birth is now the place for getting to know Leonardo the painter.

In the small room next to the ticket office, thanks to the cutting-edgetechnology perfected by the company from Milan, Halta definizione, it will be possible to see and interact with The Last Supper; using the same application, a reconstructionof the Battle of Anghiari will shortly be completed. And finally, the visitor will be able to appreciate Leonardo’s famous paintings thanks to the Leonardo Touch application, designed by Centrica in Florence, which holds digital reproductions of Leonardo’s works.

The Arno Valley, the Fucecchio Marshes, Vinci and the Montalbano hills are often depicted in Leonardo’s maps and in hisfamous landscape drawings. The house in Anchiano,which is at the centre of a network of paths criss-crossing the Montalbano, is the ideal starting-point for excursions into the surrounding areas,ona quest to find the places and the scenery which inspired the great Genius.

Renovation and restructuring were made possible thanks to co-financingfrom Tuscany regional administration and the contributions of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and Toscana Energia.

For the event, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, the house will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with free entry for everyone .

During the inauguration days  we suggest to reach Anchiano by Shuttlebus leaving from Piazza Garibaldi and from the Pinetina di Doccia in Vinci with the following hours:

Friday22 June, from 4.30 to 7.45 p.m.
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, from 10 a.m. to 21.45 p.m