Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Museo Leonardo da Vinci brings you an all-encompassing view of a man who is arguably the greatest genius the world has known and someone who definitely lived an extraordinary life. The museum is situated in the vibrant heart of Rome at the famous Basilica Santa Maria in Piazza del Popolo, a short five-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese.

Bringing to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, artist scientist, anatomist, engineer and architect, the museum is a fascinating and inspirational experience, perfect for visitors of all ages and suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Museo Leonardo da Vinci presents interactive and life-size machines crafted by Italian artisans from Leonardo’s codices, studies of his most famous Renaissance art, anatomical sketches and multimedia animations which tell the fascinating stories of The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man and the Sforza equestrian sculpture.
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  • Gives an insight into da Vinci's creating cravings and abilities. He was a yearhunter ahead of time. Who showed that he also devised war machines. Besides all the useful that many could not understand back then but whose principles are used today.
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  • For neophytes in Leonardo, as a curiosity as soon as his works are entertaining, but really as a museum much to improve!! If you hire audio guide they will provide you with a book as well. The information is spread between one and the other which is quite uncomfortable!! The numbers are out of place so it forces you to be constantly searching all over the Museum if you want to follow a numerical order. The internal videos are only in Italian and English and the video format is a bit filthy!!
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  • The museum gives an all-round coverage of Leonardo da Vinci's life and work and a pretty good insight. However, details and further information are rare, for example with the displayed apperates. For example, a device for the production of screw threads was presented and the basic principle was also explained. But it wasn't really clear what exactly was made with it (screws or just threads?). Nor to what extent this machine has acquired importance and how it can therefore be classified historically. Even the emergency bridge, which holds by interlocking wood, was impressive, but how the usability and actual use can be classified historically, was not clear. 12 Euro entry I found against this background something happiest.
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  • If you're a fan of gadgets, devices that uses gears and levers and pulleys in forever and unexpected ways, you'll have fun here. And that's completely ignoring Leonardo himself who invented this stuff 500 years ago... The museum is easy to reach, directly on the Piazza de Popolo. Once inside you can wander at will. Many of the exhibits are "hand on" that is, you can play with models of Leonardo's creations. There are also a couple of nicely done multimedia presentations that are worth looking at. All in all, lots of fun!
  • A bit of a tourist trap. Small and with almost no original exhibits. Might be worth a visit with children, if they are interested in da Vinci. Most of the exhibits are replicas of machines built from da Vincis plans. You can touch and operate them, so it is kid friendly.
  • It's one of the best kept secrets in Rome. We happened upon it and no one had mentioned it to us. Here we got to see all this on the 500 year anniversary. So thankful!
  • Very interessting, for 10 euro per student the the visit was worth it's money The themed shop had some cool items too
  • Good for children to see, touch and try machines designed and made by Leonardo da Vinci. All items are not original, however this allows visitors to touch and try the items.
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