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"Leonardo da Vinci. Beauty and Invention."


About 70 works on display at the Museum of the City of Livorno

The exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci. Beauty and Invention." will feature 15 autograph drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Atlantic Codex from the Veneranda Ambrosiana Library in Milan and the Codex on the Flight of Birds from the Royal Library of Turin on display until April 1, 2024.

There will also be Leonardo's drawings and paintings that testify to the reception and dissemination of Leonardo's themes.

In all, about 70 works depicting the very close marriage of beauty and invention peculiar to the universal genius.

Indeed, in Leonardo's mind beauty and invention constitute an inseparable pair, just as the intent of representation is inseparable from the process of knowledge. The exhibition therefore aims to offer an opportunity to immerse oneself in the artist's mind by delving into his relationship between drawing and painting, which he considered a natural science. Compared to his contemporaries, his constant and meticulous study of the real is not limited to theoretical exercises in reproduction, but is the direct result of a miraculous investigation of nature.


  • December 20, 2023 - April 1, 2024
  • opening hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • December 24 and 31 closing 8 p.m.
  • tickets: €15, €10 reduced (under 18, over 65, students, groups over 20 people)
  • guided visits €75 (max 25 people)
  • audioguide €3
  • guided visit + educational workshop €5 for child
  • combined ticket with Fattori Museum €18