In Vinci, in the Palazzina Uzielli and the Conti Guidi Castle, the Leonardo Museum showcases the main collection of his models and machines, with more than 300 works and objects, including documents and sketches which demonstrate the modernity of his ideas. You can also see his famous flying machines and even some military constructions like a steam cannon, very innovative at that time.
At a few kilometers, in Anchiano, visit his house, immersed in a green countryside. Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in this traditional rural 15th-century cottage, located near the slopes of the Monte Albano, in an enchanting cluster of hills between the Florence and Pistoia areas. For sure this landscape inspired him, since it is reproduced in the background of some of his most famous paintings. Between Anchiano and Vinci we find the ancient trail called the “green road” that winds 3km through olive groves typical of this area. The road can be crossed on foot in approximately 30 minutes.