Vinci just wouldn't be worth its name if it didn't have some in homage to the man of wonders Leonardo da Vinci. By now it is probably common knowledge that many people in the medieval times didn't have last names like we do now and they took on the name of the town. Leonardo da Vinci literaly means Leonardo FROM the town of Vinci. You will find what is commonly considered one of the largest and most original collections of machines and models of Leonardo the inventor...tired of looking art. Well here is your chance to marvel over the genius that he was...models of things that where way before his time..and so much a part of ours.
The old historic part of Vinci is pretty much car free, and is lovely to walk around. There are several parking lots around the newer part of town and the walk into town is not strenuous at all, and if is just a little too much you can grab a gelato at the top of the hill.
Vinci is centered around the castle that belonged to the Guidi Counts from the year 1000 to 1254, (the Guidi family is very large check out the city link
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