Anchiano – Vinci – Leonardo’s Birthplace

Casa natale di LeonardoThe symbolic landmark of Leonardo’s presence in Vinci is his birthplace in Anchiano, 3 km from the center of Vinci, in a house surrounded by ancient olive groves stretching across the Montalbano hills.

Leonardo was born on 15 April 1452, the illegitimate son of the notary Ser Piero da Vinci and of Caterina. The event was recorded by his grandfather, Antonio da Vinci, on the final page of the notarial register of Leonardo’s father.

Leonardo’s birthplace, deploying the latest multimedia technology, offers a very “special” meeting with Leonardo: not only the famous painter and inventor, but also Leonardo the man, attached to nature and to his roots. And so Leonardo´s birthplace becomes the symbol of the ties between the artist and his home ground, and the place for discovering the biography of Leonardo da Vinci. Inside the house an interactive system enables to see and explore The Last Supper while the Leonardo Touch application allows visitors to discover da Vinci paintings. So if the Leonardo Museum in the town centre of Vinci, documents the work of Leonardo the inventor and the engineer, the house of his birth is now the place for getting to know Leonardo the painter. The Genius himself will welcome visitors: a life-size hologram lends its voice to an aged Leonardo who looks back on the past and makes a virtual return to Anchiano.anatomia_leonardo_da_vinci

The house where Leonardo was born can be reached both by car, but is also linked to the town of Vinci by the Green Route, a historic path about 3 km long which can be covered on foot.

Opening times
Open daily
March – October: 10a.m. – 7 p.m.
November-February : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission fees
Full price: 2.00 Euros
Free entrance
Children under 6 years.

Combination ticket: House in Anchiano + Leonardo Museum in Vinci
Full price ticket:€ 8,00

Reduced ticket: € 6,00
Groups over 15 people, kids between 14 and 18 years old, adults with children over 6 and under 14 years old, adults over 65 years old.

Special Reduced ticket: € 5,00
Children aged between 6 and 13 years old, disabled people

Free Entrance
Children under 6 years.

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