Comune di Vinci
Coat of arms
Location of Vinci in Italy
43°47′N 10°55′E / 43.783°N 10.917°E
Province / Metropolitan city
Anchiano, Apparita, Badia a Passignano, Burrino, Collegonzi, Faltognano, La Stella, Mercatale, Orbignano, Petroio, Piccaratico, Salvino, San Donato, San Pantaleo, Santa Lucia, Sant'Amato, Sant'Ansano, Sovigliana, Spicchio, Toiano, Vitolini
2 (21 sq mi)
97 m (318 ft)
(31 December 2014)
2 (700/sq mi)
CET ( UTC+1)
• Summer ( DST)
CEST ( UTC+2)
Dialing code 0571
Vinci ( Italian pronunciation: ) is a town – officially a "city" ( [ˈvintʃi] città) – and  of comune Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.
Geography [ edit ]
The town is surrounded by the Tuscan hills. The landscape consists of
vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo's time.
History [ edit ]
Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci". Half a million visitors a year come to visit the Museum of Leonardo and his birthplace. 
Main sights [ edit ]
Museo Leonardiano, museum of Leonardo da Vinci. This museum has displays of some of the inventions that are drawn in da Vinci's notebooks. Casa Natale di Leonardo, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. It is a farmhouse. There are some reproductions of his drawings at the house.
Church of Santa Croce, built in the 13th century but later remade in neo-Renaissance style.
Sister city [ edit ]
Vinci has two official
sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International:
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