Casa di Leonardo ad Anchiano
Historical sites

Leonardo’s native home in Anchiano

Where genius is born

Via di Anchiano

Approximately 3 kilometres from Vinci in the locality of Anchiano, visitors can find the native home of Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in this colonial house located amid the open country-side. It testifies to ancient traditions and has been amply mentioned by historian Emanuele Repetti. Today, the building—now a free museum—continues to be nestled in surroundings that are very similar to those that saw the development of Tuscany’s most famed genius. Inside the museum, visitors will enjoy a permanent didactic exhibit which includes reproductions of scenery drawings and a map of the Valdarno, drawn by Leonardo himself.

Discover the genius in a town nestled between the Valdelsa and Montalbano hills
The town of Vinci, between the Valdelsa and Montalbano hills, boasts a well-preserved medieval center that is a delight to visit, known worldwide for being the birthplace of the greatest genius of the Italian Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci. The life of the town revolves around the eclectic Renaissance figure and Vinci itself has become a sort of diffused museum dedicated to the master. ...