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Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace

Anchiano is a village (frazione) in the comune of Vinci, Tuscany, central Italy.

The village is known for the ancient Villa del Ferrale, with its chapel, Santi Antonio e Francesco.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Leonardo da Vinci was born in a farmhouse near Anchiano on 15 April 1452. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci". Anchiano is a hamlet near Vinci, in the hills of Tuscany in the province of Florence. The house where Leonardo da Vinci was born is situated between Anchiano and Faltognano, about 3 km from Vinci.


  1. ^ Villa del Ferrale Archived May 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Tuscany official website.

External links[edit]

43°47′N 10°56′E / 43.783°N 10.933°E / 43.783; 10.933