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Museo Leonardiano

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Museo Leonardiano

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Lenny C wrote a review Sep 2020
39 contributions25 helpful votes
Museum is in 4 parts: two in Vinci itself and two a few miles outside. There is a display of models of Da Vinci’s inventions which is interesting. The museum about his paintings (outside Vinci) is very limited. Needless to say, no original works there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Asanka_asw wrote a review Aug 2020
Como, Italy42 contributions7 helpful votes
I thought I knew about Leonardo da Vici. But after visiting this place I learned do much more. Reasonable price snd great experience. Even with young kids!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from museo_leonardiano, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Leonardiano
Responded Aug 24, 2020
Dear Asanka, we are very glad to know you appreciated the visit. Many thanks
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albinaepaolo wrote a review Aug 2020
Milan, Italy82 contributions58 helpful votes
Every object is well explained in Italian language and English language. Each exhibition room is focused on a Leonardo's theme.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from museo_leonardiano, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Museo Leonardiano
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear albinaepaolo, very thanks for visiting the museum and for you kind review, best regards
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Brun066 wrote a review Jun 2020
Florence, Italy9,898 contributions1,019 helpful votes
I visited the Vinci Museum dedicated to Leonardo for the first time almost forty years ago (early 1980s), and I remember that I didn't get a good feeling. At that time it - if I remember correctly - was based only in the Castle of the Guidi Counts (which is now only one of the Museum's premises), but above all it presented a rather low number of items, moreover poorly presented, and therefore had a rather ugly appearance. It could satisfy those who had no comparison; but not me, who had previously visited, even several times, the excellent section dedicated to Leonardo of the former "Museo nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica" (today: Tecnologia) in Milan. Instead, I visited the Vinci Museum again in this month of June, and I must say that it is quite another thing. One might think that the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death (2019) took effect; but I was told that it had improved much also earlier. Now the sections are numerous and rich, well illustrated and equipped with display devices suitable for attracting the visitor's attention. Consulting the museum's official web page can properly give an idea of ​​this richness, and of the principles that inspired the organization of the exhibitions. Finally Vinci has a museum complex that lives up to the fame of its great citizen!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Matthew M wrote a review Nov 2019
Massachusetts116 contributions15 helpful votes
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Since giving something no stars isn't an option on TA, I'm content with giving this museum only one. It was a complete waste of a precious morning and 26 euros. Very little of the museum's displays are in languages other than Italian and the small cards that did feature other languages covered very few of the displays (and those only very briefly). There is a mobile phone app for download for the museum, but its reviews indicated that it was mostly unworkable. That proved to be our experience as it would glitch after about 20 seconds of use and need to be rebooted. We deleted it after about ten minutes. While of course an Italian museum is entitled to have its materials in Italian (duh!), it is most unfortunate in the modern era to not have other languages covered. And frankly, even if we had been able to understand the materials, we still could not recommend this museum. It featured no actual works or machines by Leonardo, but rather had about 15-ish (mostly) small models of his works, both machine and anatomical. Most of these were the types of models that one can purchase of his works to build in your home or for school. It was disappointing on every level and doubly-so when we knew we were missing time in wonderful Florence to be there. There are fun things to do in the area. We had a wonderful tour of a nearby winery later that afternoon that saved our day. So go find something like that and skip this museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from museo_leonardiano, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo Leonardiano
Responded Nov 29, 2019
Good morning Matthew, We are really sorry that your visit to our museum was so unsatisfactory. For clarity, the lack of captions that you report is usually compensated by the presence of room sheets in several languages or by miniguides that you can buy at the ticket office . Additionally , you can find the translation in english in the explanatory panels along the museum itinerary. The App of which you speak did not give us utilization problems. This device is specifically designed to facilitate the visitor experience, in fact texts and videos are translated in 4 languages ( English, French, German and Spanish). We thank you for pointing that out, we will check that the App work properly. At last, our collection is one of the oldest example of reconstructed machines designed by studying Leonardo’s drawings. Indeed he never made the machines that he imagined excepted in rare cases of which did not remain any trace. Our museum opened in 1953. Oldest machine models were realized in 1938. At that time the reconstruction of machines was relevant for study and knowledge so the models were not designed to be used by visitor. For that reason the machines in our museum can’t be enlivened by users. Best regards,
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