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AUDIO GUIDES AND DESCRIPTIONS IN 6 LANGUAGES
A visit to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum is
a walk through time through the rooms of the Scoletta
di San Rocco,
built in Venice in 1494 as the first seat of the Confraternity of
As it was found to be inappropriate by the early 1500s, the Scoletta di San Rocco was replaced by the present Scuola Grande. Inside the museum, among Leonardo's machines and inventions, there are original furnishings and six original paintings from the school of Tintoretto from the 17th century as well as the staircase and the entrance door from the 1700s.
On display you will find the main
mechanisms designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. You will be able to operate
them and understand the breadth of the engineering and physics
studies he carried out, contributing to the discovery of new dynamics
and new machines that have become irreplaceable in the modern era.
Each principle of physics and mechanics is accompanied by multilingual explanations.
The works and secrets of the greatest
genius who ever lived are revealed in the exhibition with his most
important projects and drawings, including the reproduction of the
famous Vitruvian Man. You will also find reproductions of Leonardo's
most famous paintings in life size, displayed through innovative
backlighting technology; the very high resolution allows you to
admire all details that are difficult to appreciate in the original.
Each work is accompanied by multilingual explanations.
Leonardo was an innovator and precursor in
all fields of science: from anatomy to engineering, from geometry to
physics. Discover Leonardo through educational workshops, multimedia
films and the section devoted to anatomy, with studies of the human
body that earned him perfection in the art of portrait painting.
Each experimental station and the anatomy section are accompanied by multilingual explanations.
world of Leonardo Da Vinci through a truly interactive experience
suitable for everyone.
find Leonardo's main inventions in stunning visual impact, working
and life-size, such as war machines, flying machines, principles of
physics and much more.
You will be
able to understand and test the workings of his inventions and
understand how this Renaissance man was extraordinarily ahead of his
Each machine is accompanied by multilingual explanations.
The only complete exhibition: 300 drawings
on display in rotation and Leonardo's transcribed codices.
In 1902, the Royal Da Vinci Commission was set up in Rome under the patronage of the Ministry of Education to bring together Leonardo's heritage scattered all over the world.
The phototypes were made by the greatest art historian from the late 19th to the first half of the 20th century, professor Adolfo Venturi.
The volumes of the codices are presented with a faithful (diplomatic) transcription and one (critical) translated into current Italian from the early 20th century.
Given the delicacy of the material, the codices can only be consulted through their digitisation presented on a touch screen.
He was born in Anchiano, near Florence on 15 April, the illegitimate son of the notary Ser Piero da Vinci and Caterina, a woman of humble origins.
Leonardo moved to Florence with his father.
Thanks to his father's acquaintances he entered the workshop of the illustrious painter Andrea del Verrocchio as an apprentice.
After a short apprenticeship he succeeded, when he was barely 20 years old, in exceptionally joining the guild of Saint Luke, an organization of painters in Florence, having the opportunity to start an independent artistic career.
Leonardo entered the service of Duke Ludovico Sforza known as the Moor in the Duchy of Milan, where he carried out a variety of activities for about twenty years.
He moved to Rome and entered the service of Giuliano de' Medici
Leonardo's fame reached the King of France Francis I who invited him to move to Amboise in France.
He died at the age of 67 at the Clos Lucé residence near the royal castle of Amboise on 2 May, leaving his inheritance to his disciple Francesco Melzi.
Due to its didactic approach, the museum is
suitable for school classes, which can supplement the theoretical
knowledge part with stimulating interactive sections consisting of
displays, touchscreens, inventions and experimental stations.
Further information, anecdotes and tips on using the interactive machines can be obtained with the help of an in-house guide to be booked in conjunction with the visit.
Each visit must be organised in advance to optimise occupation and use of space. We recommend a maximum of 40 people per visit.
For information on bookings, prices and payment methods, please write to :
10 minutes from Piazzale Roma
direction Fondamenta dei Tolentini.
15 minutes from the Santa Lucia railway station
direction Ponte degli Scalzi, towards the church of San Simeon Piccolo
Vaporetto Line 1, Line 2. Nearest stop San Tomà.
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