From our rental/agriturismo in Lamporecchio, Tuscany, we took a fifteen minute ride to Vinci, the home of the great Leonardo. I was surprised to find out that DaVinci was not his last name, rather he was a child born to unmarried parents that didn’t want to claim him. Hence, Leonardo of Vinci.

We learned a lot even before we got there by reading the “Who Was..” children’s book series on Leonardo. The town is quaint and pretty. We arrived after seven so we missed visiting the museum but we walked along the streets and visited the gift shop with plenty of information on the great Leonardo.  I wish we had more time here and I do recommend making a stop, even to spark conversation in our kids.  It’s amazing a man from such a rural area and with an unstable home life could have such an incredible impact on the world! 


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