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Address: Piazza dei Guidi, 50059 Vinci, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0571 933251
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The museo Leonardiano in Vinci offers one of the broadest and most original...

The museo Leonardiano in Vinci offers one of the broadest and most original collections of machines and models devoted to Leonardo the engineer, the architect and the scientist,and to the history of the renaissance technology in general.

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We found this museum very interesting and definitely worth a visit. I don't think 10 euros was too expensive, there were a lot of exhibits and we really did learn something of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We found this museum very interesting and definitely worth a visit. I don't think 10 euros was too expensive, there were a lot of exhibits and we really did learn something of the man himself. Recommend a stop in Vinci, it's a very pretty town.

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Melbourne, Florida
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I had no idea the Leonardo Di Vinci was into weapons and military strategy. An artist, and inventor yes,but tank builder and multiple shot weapons, I had no idea. Also credited with the mathematical formula for the most spectacular brilliant cut diamond. You might learn a few new facts if you family does not rush you through too fast. Love... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

So if you're a fan of extravagant tinkering and "what if" fanciful sci-fi scenarios -- and most especially if you're a structural engineer -- then this earnest little museum is for you, sort of. Filled with often unrealized Leonardo musings -- many of which were at first incorrectly interpreted -- it is a weird juxtaposition of Victorian Jules Verne-type models... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Think I went in expecting to see a lot more so in that respect I was a tad disappointed. Quite small but still worth a visit. Advised we'd need 2 hours to get round the museum by a friend , we were there about 30 mins and had taken in all it had to offer. Definitely worth a visit but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Leonardo is great. The museum isn't. Still worth a visit though, as a few of ghe displays are good and the museum's setting in central Vinci is delightful.

Thank Charles G
ottawa ontario
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A very good museum with copy's of a lot of Leonardo machine he made and designed wonderful view of countryside from museum

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Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We enjoyed this small but quite intimate museum covering the art and genius of Leonardo. In particular the full size, high quality reproductions of his paintings in the church were very moving. The lack of crowds made it possible to properly take in the amazing artistry. Access to the tower exhibits was a bit difficult as the lift was not... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A fantastic remembrance for Leonardo da Vinci. Well laid out exhibits which show the other side of his artistic nature. He did so much more than paint.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This little museum is well worth a visit if you find Leonardo da Vinci to be inspiring. See and touch some of his works recreated. Worth visiting.

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Birnam, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I have read a lot of negative reviews of this museum but my experience was far from negative. First up there are 2 dedicated museums and not 1. PAy the extra €1 and the €11ticket gets you into all the Leonardo exhibits. The first museum houses an exhibit of inventions which were practical and used at the time of his... More 

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