Continue your exploration at the church of Santa Croce, built in the 13th century and later reworked in neo-Renaissance style. It holds the baptismal font where Leonardo da Vinci is said to have been baptised. The interior is simple, on the walls you’ll find paintings by Leonardo da Vinci and other artists from the area. Not far from the church is Piazza dei Guidi, a square designed by the artist Mimmo Paladino, who was inspired both by Leonardo as a scientist as well as an artist to create a new urban space. You’ll find drawings, statues, works of art… Go there for a break and see for yourself: it’s hard to explain!
If you stop for lunch in Vinci don’t miss the opportunity to taste the specialties of the Montalbano area like the Toscano IGP extra virgin olive oil and the Carmignano DOCG wine together with some Tuscan specialties like pappa al pomodoro or some local cold cuts.