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The Museum in the town
The da Vinci museum visitors’ route, which includes the Museo Leonardiano and Leonardo's Birthplace, is spread over different exhibition sites located a short distance from each other.

The ticket office is located in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci n. 26, overlooking one of the main access roads to the historic center and easily accessible for visitors.

The first rooms are situated in Palazzina Uzielli, which is accessed by crossing the striking Piazza dei Guidi, an urban space reconfigured by the artist Mimmo Paladino and drawing inspiration from Leonardo’s studies. The other sections of the Museum are housed in the evocative  Conti Guidi Castle, the medieval building which has become the symbol of the town of Vinci and which was the original home of the collection. 

Leonardo and his painting, the third section of the museum, hosted in the Villa il ferrale, hosts full scale, HD reproductions of all Leonardo’s paintings and of some of his drawings, making the visitors breathtakingly feel that they are facing all Da Vinci’s masterpieces, gathered in one place.
  • Palazzina Uzielli
    First part of the exhibition
    Description:

    The tour of the Leonardo Museum starts from the building named after Gustavo Uzielli, one of the great late nineteenth-Century scholars of Leonardo da Vinci; the building, which dates from that period, was renovated after becoming property of the  Vinci administration and opened to the public in 1997 as the home of the Leonardo Museum. Since 2006 the Palazzina overlooks the scenic Piazza dei Guidi by the artist Mimmo Paladino and real monumental access to the Leonardo museum itinerary.



    Since 2006 the Palazzina overlooks the scenic Piazza dei Guidi by the artist Mimmo Paladino and real monumental access to the Leonardo museum itinerary.


    As part of the project for expanding the museum route in 2004, Palazzina Uzielli was chosen as the new entry to the Leonardo Museum and currently, after the recent opening of the new ticket office in Piazza Leonardo da Vinci (2019), houses the sections devoted to building-site machinery, textile manufacturing technology, mechanical clocks and anatomy. 

    The latest exhibition in 2021 enriched the venue with the sections 'Leonardo's mechanics' and 'The anatomy of machines', which fully exploit the communicative and evocative potential of new digital technologies.


    Palazzina Uzielli also houses the areas reserved for temporary exhibitions and a large room for the educational workshops offered by the Museum.

    > Exhibition route > DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
  • Conti Guidi Castle
    Second exhibition building and panoramic viewing point
    Description:

    The imposing medieval building, popularly known as the "castello della nave" (ship castle) because of its elongated shape and the tower which might remind one of a sailing ship, has towered over the settlement of Vinci since the XII Century. In 1254 it passed from the dominion of the Guidi Counts under that of Florence, and eventually was privately owned until 1919 when, during the celebrations of the fourth centenary of Leonardo’s death, it was donated to the Borough of Vinci by Count Giulio Masetti Dainelli da Bagnano.

    The castle has been home to the Leonardo Museum since 15 April 1953 and currently houses the second part of the exhibition route: on the ground floor are the sections devoted to civil engineering, war machines, flight, mechanisms and tools.

    On the first floor there is a section on hydraulic and river navigation projects, followed by the room dedicated to the 8P drawing of "Landscape", of which the Museum has a loyal reproduction, and the immersive room where the video "Ebbe nome Lionardo" introduces the great master's childhood and his bond with Vinci. The Sala del Podestà closes the visit with the multimedia exhibition "Anatomy of drawings", which guides visitors through the knowledge and study of some of Leonardo's most important drawings.

    At the end of the visit it is also possible to reach the panoramic terrace on top of the castle tower to enjoy a breathtaking view over the Montalbano hills and the Lower Valdarno.


    At the end of the tour it is also possible to visit the panoramic viewing terrace at the top of the castle tower, to enjoy a breathtaking view over the hills of Montalbano and the lower Arno valley.

    > Exhibition route > DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE
  • Villa del Ferrale
    Section Leonardo and Painting
    Description:
    Set in the Villa del Ferrale, an historic estate halfway from Vinci and Anchiano, the didactic exhibition hosts full scale, HD reproductions of all Leonardo’s paintings and of some of his drawings, making the visitors breathtakingly feel that they are facing all Da Vinci’s masterpieces, gathered in one place.

    The reproductions of the works of art allow a fascinating overview of Leonardo's pictorial journey, while educational installations and videos suggest interesting insights into the works themselves.

    Check the eventual closing of the exhibition site in the summer time: click HERE

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