About The Leonardo da Vinci Museum:
Born in a small village in the Tuscan countryside, Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci spent his formative years in Florence under the tutelage of master artist Verrocchio. A historic twist of fate perhaps, that one as naturally gifted as the young da Vinci happened to exist when he did in the birthplace of the European Renaissance. Nurtured by the city's flourishing intellectual and cultural atmosphere he eventually went on to become one of the most influential thinkers of the modern era.
This fascinating museum in the heart of Florence examines da Vinci the engineer, scientist, artist and more. Its main exhibition features over 40 scale reproductions of his most famous inventions, such as the 'tank', the 'flying machine' and 'Archimedes' screw'.
Guests are welcome to touch and in some cases even operate the machines, some of which were centuries ahead of their time. Each one is accompanied by helpful descriptions in 6 languages and multimedia displays throughout the room offer deeper insights into their workings.
In the Paintings Room you'll encounter reproductions of iconic works of art such as the The Last Supper, Mona Lisa and Lady with the Ermine. Though not originals, the Da Vinci Museum offers a perspective on the works that goes beyond simple appreciation. Through immersive digital media you'll be introduced to the emotions, influences and legacy of da Vinci's art.
The Anatomy Room is where Leonardo's artistic and scientific talents collide. He was fascinating by the workings of the human body, producing thousands of notes and anatomical sketches that helped inform his art and engineering. A particularly interesting feature of the Anatomy Room is its human body model, on which you'll see projections of da Vinci's anatomical studies.
schedule Opening Hours:
- Every day from 10:00 to 19:00 | Except December 24-25.
- Via dei Servi, 66/68R, 50122 Firenze.
- Note: Voucher exchange required before visiting the museum, see Usage Instructions.
directions_bus | City Sightseeing Florence Tour:
This anytime entry ticket for the Leonardo da Vinci museum includes a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus pass. Click/tap the link below to find out more about Florence's official sightseeing tour.
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