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Vinci

Listed under Villages in Leghorn, Italy.

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Vinci is most famous for its most famous son: Leonardo da Vinci who was born just outside the town on the 15th of April 1452.  Despite the spotlight Leonardo brought down upon the town, it still looks much the same as it did in his day, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.  But the many visitors who come to see where Leonardo was born and the museum dedicated to his life, times and genius must be catered for and though the town still looks medieval, it's been fitted out with a more modern interior.  The Leonardo da Vinci Museum uses the Conti Guidi castle building to display many of his drawings and constructions based on them.  

Written by  romantic poet.

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