The birthplace of Leonardo was Vinci, as it is indicated from his surname “Da Vinci”. This beautiful village is located on the slope of the Montalbano. The village belongs geographically to the wider area of Tuscany and it is considered the heart of this stunning region.

Vinci village

Leonardo was a genius artist and inventor, who was born on 15 April 1452 here in Vince. He was the natural child of Florentine notary. His parents were Ser Piero and Caterina, who was a young peasant woman. In Vince, Leonardo lived and passed his childhood. With him were his grandparents, who raised him in a farmhouse. The farmhouse lies in a frazione of Vinci called Anchiano and it is surrounded by an amazing landscape.

It is magical to explore the birthplace of an artist, as you can see yourself what exactly he saw. Many portraits and masterpieces of his were inspired by the nature that surrounds the farmhouse. The green landscapes are numerous here providing not only fresh air to the lungs but also to the mind.

A typical example is his famous portrait “Mona Lisa”. “Mona Lisa” has a landscape shown in its background, which mainly inspired by the village, Vinci. If you have the chance to come here, consider to have a few days in order to explore thoroughly all the hidden sides of Vinci.

Leonardo is everywhere here, as he managed to take a little piece of Vinci with him and transferred it to his work.

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