Museo Leonardiano di Vinci, Vinci

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Inside the medieval Conti Guidi Castle, Museo Leonardiano di Vinci 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. To visit Museo Leonardiano di Vinci on your holiday in Vinci, and find out what else Vinci has to offer, use our Vinci trip itinerary site .
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  • Certainly it is not easy to tell Leonardo and his work numerous and multifarious, and especially it is difficult to describe and to explain its military and civil engineering works. If you try, you should take all the precautions possible-multimedia animations, simulations and whatnot--to explain the workings of the inventions of Leonardo. Instead you find yourself facing a long sequence of static wooden models, tiny or huge, without animations or animations don't work, with descriptions and incomprehensible deficient if not for engineers who have written. The result is that, apart from some initial moments of curiosity and surprise for the inventiveness of Leonardo, after dozens of inventions poorly presented and hard to understand, you exit the Museum wondering "what will remain of the experience?" and with the impression that net, learn more about Leonardo, some good transmission of Piero Angela is preferable to museums like this ...
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  • Beautiful Museum in which to understand the Majesty and intellect of one of the most important figures in history.
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  • The Museum is worth a visit because we truly realize the versatility of the character. Beautiful reproductions of models of machines. A little poor the part concerning anatomical studies.
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  • I have really enjoyed models of Leonardo's machines. I have also enjoyed exhibits about human vision and how Leonardo used perspective in his paintings. Now I think that Leonardo da Vinci was more of an engineer than an artist.
  • Recommended for a visit, but lacks interactivity which should be expected... also, why don't they have all in English as well?! However, the view from the tower is spectacular and alone worth the visit ;)
  • Very interesting but €11 is too much for what it offers. Find some scale models of some of Leonardo's sketches. Poor info on the mldels. Also able to visit Leonardo's birth house. If you are in Vinci might be worth to stop by, not worth to get out of your way for this though.
  • Small museum with some very interesting exhibits... Half this museum is located in Vinci Castle; the other half in a building off one of the town's squares. One ticket gets you onto both halves, as well as Leonardo's "Place of Birth", a couple of miles up the road. The museum itself provides a fascinating insight into the colossal number of inventions made by what is indisputably one of the greatest men in history. The halls are lined with dozens of models, ranging from the infamous "Battle Tank" to a full size version of Leonardo's glider. All in all, the museum is well worth seeing, and to do it properly, you'll probably need at least three hours. Indeed, setting an afternoon aside, and then ending up at dinner in one of Vinci's tavernas makes for a very leisurely excursion.
  • Very little info in English. Not child friendly - "Do not touch" signs for most installations - only a few were interactive.

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