Vinci is one of the most famous villages in Tuscany due to
its reputation as the birthplace of legendary artist and inventor Leonardo da
Vinci, and is even home to a museum celebrating his works and ideas.
Known as the Museo Leonardino di Vinci, the museum is
already a hit with visitors, but will be expanding on October 22, when a new
section titled Leonardo and Anatomy is set to open.
The new exhibition is set to be a welcome addition to the
wealth of artefacts and exhibits already on display, focusing on da Vincis
scientific studies of anatomy. It seeks to educate both adults and children on
the thinkers fascination with the human body through a range of hands-on and
informative activities and thematic tours.
A perfect day trip for those staying in our Florence and
Siena villas, the museum also has a range of other great attractions which
entertain the whole family, including interactive childrens books, full-scale
reproductions of da Vincis paintings and digital reconstructions based on his
ideas for machines. On select Sundays, the museum also hosts the Domenica
Leonardiana event, which encourages children to think like an artist, engineer
or scientist through a variety of fun activities.
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