Vinci, Tuscany

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Vinci
Comune di Vinci
Town wall
Town wall
Coat of arms of Vinci
Coat of arms
Location of Vinci
Vinci is located in Italy
Vinci
Vinci
Location of Vinci in Italy
Vinci is located in Tuscany
Vinci
Vinci
Vinci (Tuscany)
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
 • Total54.19 km2 (20.92 sq mi)
Elevation
97 m (318 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total14,650
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vinciani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50059
Dialing code0571
ISTAT code048050
Patron saintSt. Andrew
WebsiteOfficial website

Vinci (English: /ˈvɪn.i/, Italian: [ˈvin.tʃi])[3] is a town – officially a "city" (città)[4] – 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, situated approximately 3 km to the northeast of Vinci in the frazione of Anchiano[5]. 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. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Wells, John (3 April 2008). Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (3rd ed.). Pearson Longman. ISBN 978-1-4058-8118-0.
  4. ^ "Statuto del comune di Vinci" (PDF) (in Italian). p. 9. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  5. ^ "The origin of the genius". Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Gemellaggi" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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