Via dei Martiri, 2, 50059 Vinci FI, Italia
The Church of Santa Croce in Vinci, located in the center of the village where Leonardo was born, was originally built in the 13th century but has been restored several times over the centuries and owes its current appearance to the Renaissance-style restoration work done in the 1920s.
The façade, built entirely of stone, has a rose window on which sacred images are depicted and a rectangular portal surmounted by a marble lunette.
The structure has a three-nave layout resting on columns with Corinthian capitals. In the background, near the apse, there are four chapels: Sant'Andrea, Santissimo Sacramento, of the Baptistery (located on the left side) and the Chapel of Santa Croce.
In the chapel of the Baptistery you can admire the historic marble baptismal font in which Leonardo da Vinci was baptized and a sculptural cycle dedicated to the History of Salvation by Cecco Bonanotte was inaugurated in 2011.