"Leonardo's Home Town - Vinci" Top 5 Page for this destination Vinci by pigletsmom

Vinci Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 58 photos

Touristy? Yes, but it still has it's integrity.

Of course Leonardo was born here, but that's not the only reason to visit Vinci. They do pimp the hell out of Leonardo in this little town, but some how they do it with rustic charm. You can actually visit the house where Leonardo was born. It's a light hike up a hill behind the town.

Gorgeous Scenery

This town has some of the best views in Tuscany, and the town is quite quaint. There is a very nice museum on Leonardo, and tons of gifts shops selling his likeness, but the town still has a very nice feel to it. And the views are really gorgeous. The gift shops have some very nice souvenirs.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Spectacular Scenery and cute little town
  • Cons:Far from other major attractions and could be considered touristy
  • In a nutshell:Worth seeing if you're in the area, or if you love Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Last visit to Vinci: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 10, 2004
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  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 12:45 PM

    glad to see pics of Vinci again - you are so right about the views

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2004 at 7:35 PM

    This is a town we did not visit. After reading your comments, I'm sorry that we missed it. Thanks for the tour.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2004 at 11:55 PM

    Hah! Again I get to leave the 1st comment. I am in disbelief....., my lovely friend Elissa actually posts a "shopping" tip, a rarity indeed! (said he cheekily with tongue in cheek LOL!)

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