What to do in Tuscany while staying in Lamporecchio? We highly suggest you to visit the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, which is literally a stone away from our camping.

The town can be reached within 7 minutes by car, but you could even decide to go by bicycle, being only 11 kilometers away. Why not bike through the olive groves and typical tuscan landscapes to finally arrive to a mystic town in the heart of Tuscany? Read on to learn more about this special city.  

Why visit the town Vinci?

The town Vinci is known all over the world because of the world famous scientist and artist Leonardo da Vinci. It is situated in the Montalbano hills between Pistoia and Florence. In the city you can find the house where Leonardo was born, in the middle of the countryside, as well as the church where he was baptised, the museum that was dedicated to the timeless genius, and the library that took on his name. This year, in 2019, Italy even honours Leonardo da Vinci 500 years after his death. The municipality will organize a number of activities for locals and tourists to visit. A once in a lifetime experience.

What to do when visiting the Medieval Town

Most things that can be done in the city, besides admiring the beautiful narrow streets and typical tuscan architecture, revolves around the life of Leonardo da Vinci. In short these are the main attractions the Tuscan town has to offer:

  • The Museo Leonardiano

  • The Church of Santa Croce

  • The wooden representation of the Vitruvian Man

  • The Casa Natale di Leonardo, better known as his birthplace

  • The Piazza dei Giudi full of drawings and statues inspired by Leonardi.

In short: Who was Leonardo da Vinci?

Born on the 15th of April in 1452, Leonardo is now one of the most famous artists, scientist, sculptor, architect and engineer in the world. A true genius. He is best known for his artworks the Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Sometimes Leonardo is even credited as the inventor of the helicopter, tank, flying machine, and other vehicles and devices. These claims by now have been disputed, but nonetheless Leonardo’s notebooks reveal a sharp intellect. His contributions to art, three dimensional objects, and the human figure are tremendous. To Leonardo, sight was his highest sense as it conveyed messages, facts, and experiences immediately. When he was only 15 years old, his father send him to the artist Andrea del Verrocchio. From there he started his multifaceted training that included painting and sculpting. Other than that he grew up with regular education of that time, and only started studying advanced geometry and arithmetic when he was 30 years old.

How to get to Vinci from camping Barco Reale?

Camping Barco Reale is very near to Vinci, only being 5 kilometers away from Lamporecchio. By car we suggest you to take the SP123 and you’ll derive directly to the city. If you want to go by bike or by foot we suggest you to ask for information at our information desk, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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