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A special exhibition devoted to the universal invention genius Leonardo Da Vinci, situated in the heartland of Florence and with diverse traveling across the globe, the epic Museum of Leonardo da Vinci provides every visitor with a unique and sublime experience where knowledge and sensory perception of 'Leonardo' marry, provides the visitors with a deep sensation to be engaged in a history of astonishing relevance.
A Day in Life at Leonardo’s World of Inventions
The museum showcases several mechanism from codexes, one of the most notable work by Leonardo displaying the principles: motion transformation, ball bearer, locking system, flywheel, worm screw, eccentric cam, etc.
Numerous globally-known interactive machines are also part of the museum: such as the oil press, the automaton, the rolling mill, the printing machines, the revolving crane, the odometer, the theatrical machine, as well as the fantastic animal.
Still very trendy and in use even in modern times are the machines inspired from water: such as the water floats, the hydraulic saw, the Archimedean screw, and the webbed glove.
In this section of the museum, several of Leonardo's characteristic air inventions are highlighted, such as parachute, the anemoscope, the hornithopters, the wing trial, the anemometer, the hygrometer, and the comedy bird.
Artillery machines by Leonardo were inspired from the Atlantic Codex. Among these inventions, some of the most noteworthy are the mortar fire and the machine gun. In this part of the museum: the armored tank is a stand out, with its characteristic and unique features, dimensions and interactive functionality.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to Leonardo da Vinci Museum can be purchased online or directly from the main entrance of the museum. Queues are generally moderate and, therefore, you can expect getting tickets in some 15 odd minutes.
How To Get Around?
You can walk around to explore the an extensive collection of machines at the Leonardo da Vinci Museum and all major attractions nearby, including Leonardo’s Horse, that are at comfortable walking distance from each other.
What Should I Wear?
While visiting the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, you can wear anything that makes you feel comfortable for longer periods of time. Anything from jeans to shorts, skirts, denims, suits, trousers, gowns, and everything will suit the occasion as long as it keeps you comfy within the prevailing weather conditions.
Best Time to Visit
Leonardo da Vinci Museum is open all year round, except on Sundays and nationalized Italian holidays, so you can plan a trip at any time as long as you are comfortable with the climate.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide to reach or move around Leonardo da Vinci Museum. Moving around is comfortable, all the machines are easily reachable, and all the required information is available on this website.
How To Get There?
Overseas visitors, the nearest touch point is the grand Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola, formally known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport. Comfortable accommodations are available around the airport and you may ask the hoteliers to arrange a round trip for you to the museum. From the airport, you can take a taxi, metro, or bus to reach the great Leonardo world of machines and inventions.
Ensure you wear comfortable clothing to go well with the prevailing weather in Italy. Winters in Florence can be extremely cold so make sure you pack a few extra layers.