Leonardo's Birthplace (Casa Natale di Leonardo)

Leonardo's Birthplace (Casa Natale di Leonardo), Vinci

Leonardo's Birthplace (Casa Natale di Leonardo)

Leonardo's Birthplace (Casa Natale di Leonardo)
3.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The farm-house where Leonardo da Vinci was probably born.
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albinaepaolo
Milan, Italy89 contributions
Leonardo and an exciting small window.
Aug 2020
Small house but you perceive the story of a genius. In particular a small window, from where you can imagine the view that Leonardo saw. It is true that we can feel someone and/or something from poor and simple situations and things.
Italy is a small country but full of great emotions.
Written August 8, 2020
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Stephen P
Minneapolis, MN975 contributions
A modest museum for a couple of pleasant hours.
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was a modest museum containing mostly models of his inventions. It gives a wonderful insight into what an intuitive engineer he was. And it sits on a lovely hilltop that allows you to see the landscape the way he saw and painted it.
Written February 19, 2020
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taijitokuhisa
Ljubljana, Slovenia192 contributions
Birthplace of a genius
Aug 2019
We were disappointed with the place. Birthplace of such an important person should offer a lot more. Basically it's just a few empty rooms, one of them presents a short movie (30 min) either in Italian or English where the AC was working very poorly, so it got really hot. There was no one at the info point, just a few leaflets in Italian and a non-functional presentation.
Written December 1, 2019
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The Big Brown Bear
Monash, Australia416 contributions
Fascinating to see
Oct 2019
Great place on the hill overlooking Tuscan olive groves and vineyards. Can fully understand his fascination with living things, birds, animals and water when you see what looks like an insignificant building.
Written October 28, 2019
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Eddylevel
Glastonbury, UK175 contributions
Dull
Oct 2019
If you visit in the high season you’ll have to walk up to this site rather than be dropped off in the adjacent car park - I don’t think it’s worth the walk! Poor facilities(no paper in the ladies loo), but great views.
Written October 22, 2019
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thrillean
Sofia, Bulgaria315 contributions
No information, poor restoration, but worth visiting
Oct 2019 • Solo
In general, there's nothing in there- restoration was done in the beginning of the 20th century and all that you can see is few empty rooms and a fireplace with a coat of arms of the Vinci family on the opposite wall. There is a lot to be done, especially for a such great artist as Leonardo. In general, the experience is poor, so it's better not to go there with high expectations.
Written October 13, 2019
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Brenda F
Ogden, UT70 contributions
Great view
Oct 2019
More of a tourist trap than anything else. Skip it and go see the other 2 museums on the ticket. The view is great but that is all that is worth seeing here.
Written October 9, 2019
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kajitox
San Francisco Bay Area35 contributions
Pretty bad
Oct 2019 • Friends
This museum felt tiny, things are inconsistently translated, the opening video is cringy and hard to hear within the echoey walls, and if you’re unlucky, you might accidentally find yourself watching an 80-minute, trilingual film (foreign subtitles, too) that feels more like a fever-dream than something appropriate for a museum. Nice view from here, but you can get that without buying a ticket.
Written October 4, 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Interesting and pleased that we visited but not a lot to see.
Jun 2019
This stone farmhouse, where it is said that Leonardo was born in 1452 and spent his early years, is just less than three kilometres from Vinci. A narrow winding road takes you from Vinci up into the hills and through olive groves. There is a large car park on the opposite side of the road to the farmhouse and about two hundred metres past it. A paved footpath takes you back to the farmhouse complex where there are two main buildings both of which have been substantially restored and which were opened for visits in 2012.

One of the buildings has been turned into a small museum with a large screen digital reproduction of the Last Supper. The other, Leonardo's supposed birthplace, has been sparsely furnished but the main feature is a large hologram video (that alternates between Italian and English) of an old Leonardo talking about different aspects of his life including growing up in Vinci.

We purchased, from the Ticket Office in Vinci, a combined entry ticket to the Museo Leonardo (both sections), Leonardo and the Paintings and Leonardo's birthplace for EUR 13-00 each.

Some good views of the surrounding hills can be obtained from the farmhouse.
Written October 3, 2019
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vughtenaar
Rehovot144 contributions
overdoing it a bit
Sep 2019
The house where he was born and grew up is there. While it is good to try to make a visit to it more attractive, the result till now is mediocre, a word that ill befits Leonard
Written September 8, 2019
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