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Roots of Leonardo Da Vinci

Roots of Leonardo Da Vinci

Nov 24, 2012

Leonardo Da Vinci, the multi-faceted genius of the Italian Renaissance was from, as his name implies, the little town of Vinci. The origins of Vinci go back to the Etruscans. It lies about six miles from Empoli and twenty miles west of Florence. Leonardo’s traditional birthplace home on the outskirts of the town in Anchiano still exists. The home...