Vinci, Tuscany

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Vinci
Comune
Comune di Vinci
Town wall
Town wall
Coat of arms of Vinci
Coat of arms
Vinci is located in Italy
Vinci
Vinci
Location of Vinci in Italy
Coordinates: 43°47′N 10°55′E / 43.783°N 10.917°E / 43.783; 10.917
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniAnchiano, 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
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Torchia
Area
 • Total54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation97 m (318 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)
 • Total14,579
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vinciani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code50059
Dialing code0571
ISTAT code048050
Patron saintSt. Andrew
WebsiteOfficial website

Vinci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvintʃi]) is a town – officially a "city" (città)[1] – and comune of Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.

Main sights[edit]

  • Museo Leonardiano, museum of Leonardo da Vinci. This museum has displays of some of the inventions that are drawn in Leonardo's notebooks.
  • Casa Natale di Leonardo, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci. It is in Vinci not in Anchiano. 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.

Twin towns[edit]

Vinci has two official sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statuto del comune di Vinci" (PDF) (in Italian). p. 9. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Gemellaggi" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 June 2013.

External links[edit]