“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
The Leonardo da Vinci Museum is situated in the historical centre of Florence, in Via de’ Servi 66/r.
It is located very close to the Santa Maria Novella train station, close to the Accademia Gallery and Piazza del Duomo.
Don't miss the chance to discover the world of the Great Master, his life, works and not-yet-fully-revealed secrets.
The man who was a scientist before there was science, whose ideas overtook the knowledge of his times.
In the main room there are more than 40 machines, built to scale following Leonardo’s plans. He was so extraordinarily ahead of his time!
To think that if these machines had actually been built at the time when they were invented, they would have revolutionised the history of art as we know it.
“War machines”, “Machines for civil engineering” and “Flying machines”: Leonardo’s ideas still fascinate researchers today.
In order to provide you with all the information you need, each machine is accompanied by explanatory notes translated into 6 languages, and the room is equipped with multimedia devices.
Room of Paintings
The artist who produced the most precious and appreciated paintings in the world.
In this room you will find reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings.
The Last Supper, the Mona Lisa and the Annunciation: works that are characterised by an extraordinary harmonic composition and by an aura of mystery, and have had an enormous influence on successive generations of artists.
His paintings exist in a hall of mirrors, in a paradoxical shrine. They depict not only physical appearances, but for the first time, also intrigue, feelings and states of mind.
New knowledge always provides new creative possibilities.
During his life, Leonardo wrote and drew thousands of pages of notes on the human body.
He wanted to understand how it was made and how it worked...muscles, tendons, skeleton, heart, arms and other organs.
In this room, you can watch the screening of a video mapping anatomical studies onto a model of the human body, in order to understand how prospective was discovered, and rediscover classical sculpture and the development of new painting techniques.