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Museo Leonardiano, Vinci
(3.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Inside the medieval Conti Guidi Castle, Museo Leonardiano features one of the world's most extensive collections of Leonardo da Vinci inventions, including tanks, locks, bearings, and many war machines. You can see the models based on Leonardo's sketches that IBM donated to the museum when it first opened in 1953. Pick up the audio guide to learn more about the inventions' history and context within the greater Renaissance period. All of the exhibits are wheelchair-accessible. Put Museo Leonardiano into our Vinci trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This museum offers to the inventions of Leonardo and we see how he was ahead of his time! too bad there is no more explanations in English. The videos are good to understand the mechanism.
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  • Aside from the impossibility of visiting the museum parking lot, when possible, pays back everything. View well taken care of with few means.
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  • We were visiting this interesting Museum in the pretty town of Vinci. Nice and charming, rich enough in Museum works and plays, but totally lacks a guide or someone to explain what you're seeing. It might be nice to make the attraction more interactive and accessible to children. Anyway all in all a nice experience
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  • Less of a museum and more a series of displays. This could be great if you (or more likely your kids) could interact with all of the displays. Many are "do not touch" or simply locked down. It is a few small rooms with good multi lingual cards but relatively quick. I went in with 3 kids (9 to 15) and they were good for about 30 minutes. Entrance was €22 for the four of us which seemed high for how quickly the kids went through. I read everything and was only a little bit behind them.
  • Insight into da vinci machines and their use. Replicas were amazing as you could get hands on and give them a go. Copy of his most famous paintings. We'll worth a visit
  • Good little museum full of replicas of the vehicles and machines he designed.
  • As a mechanical engineer I got more out of this collection than most people would. The model inventions were simple enough for most of the family to enjoy but the descriptions of the incentive and painting replicas added a different perspective
  • Could have been fun but the lady at the counter was a horrible person and turned us off from the museum. We walked in with our Firenze cards around our necks and before I could even finish asking if the card was allowed there she wagged her finger and shook her head and was said no. I said "oh I thought at the ticket booth they said it would work" and she continued with a string of "no's". It's fine that it doesn't work, it's only 7 euros, but when we asked her how much admission was instead of saying "7 euros" she pointed at this cardboard thing and said "the price is right there". It would have take. Her probably less energy to say "7 euros" but she wanted to be horrible and she succeeded.