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Museo Leonardo Da Vinci
Ranked #80 of 655 things to do in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Over the years the Collection has grown so much, now reaching more than 243 models, that is has overtaken various collections in museums all around the world. Each of the machines in the Collection has been built using materials of the time being wood, metal, ropes and fabrics and interestingly, in the course of construction, many astounding mechanical findings have been revealed. Our research team has expanded over the years and now includes a really talented study group of scholars consisting of Historians, Engineers, Architects, Educators, Artisans and Craftsmen, whose expertise and knowledge has contributed enormously to improve the outcome of our scientific and historical research. The Collection has also been enriched with ‘Vitruvian Machines’, at least those we know of thanks to the writings of that great Roman Engineer of the first century BC., by other important ‘Greek-Roman Machines’ and some from the era of ‘Ancient Egypt’. Our research team also undertakes projects on behalf of third parties and is very proud of the rediscovery of the lost mechanism of Leonardo’s Robot and a new hypothesis for the motion of the Mechanical Lion. Of key importance to us is that the findings and rewards of our research and work is accessible for everyone to witness and enjoy. Therefore, in addition to The Collection being available to Museums, Art Galleries, Organizations, private exhibitions and for shopping mall displays, we’ve made provision for rental opportunities to smaller groups for School activities, Conferences and even Renaissance themed dinners.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Well worth a visit even just to see the examples of his work its amazing to see how far ahead of his time he was.

Thank Ugertie
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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

A fascinating museum displaying models of some of Leonard day Vinci's inventions and copies of some of his famous art works. What a genius this man was! This is a small museum, well worth a visit to appreciate what a great man he was! There is also a selection of interesting books and souvenirs.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The museum is interactive which makes it very fun. You can use most of the machines they have built using Leonardo's notes. There are explanations about most machines in Italian, English and two or three in German, but they're very short and don't really explain a lot about them.
There is also a very interesting documentary playing inside which you can sit and watch to learn more about da Vinci's life. The outside shop is also very nice, not so expensive and has many interesting books about Leonardo in many different languages.
There was an offer of pizza + drink + entrance for 8 euros when we were there, which we thought was very nice but then found out it wasn't an actual pizza but just one small slice...

Thank Ines R
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Absolute worth it at every cent you pay for it....
You need 4 hours minimum of time....

1  Thank Christo G
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Our family went in with a certain amount of expectation - after all we were in Florence, the capital of renaissance and this was THE leonrdo da vinci museum. But sad to say that all it contained were lots of wooden models of the various machines designed by Leonardo the great. These were supplemented by xerox copies of written material. Well Ok - there was this room that mirrored the great scientists experiment which was nice. But there should have been at least ONE original out there for tourists like me who travelled halfway around the world to get there.
Oh - the store outside selling souvenirs was nice and people back home liked those gifts.

Thank ookalkar
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