Le Vie di Leonardo Da Vinci

The home of the last years

In the heart of France

Amboise

Leonardo's last home, Amboise, located in the Center-Val de Loire region, dominates the magnificent course of the majestic French river with its marvelous castles.

Castello del Clos Lucé
The home of the last years
A Deluge
Leonardo
Drawings
Leonardo

Leonardo lived in Amboise

Dal 1516 al 1519 , ospite del Re di Francia Francesco I, nel Castello di Cloux (Clos Lucè). 

In his studio, drawings, manuscripts and masterpieces 

These manuscripts are preserved today in the Louvre. He designed the new royal city of Romorantin, canals, court parties and theatrical performances; he drew the apocalyptic Deluges.

He died here on May 2, 1519

and was buried on 12 August in the church of the Royal Castle. In 1874, in the chapel of Saint Hubert of the same Castle, his presumed mortal remains were recomposed.

Amboise

The city of Amboise is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, amid castles built by the kings of France starting from the fifteenth century. There are many suggestive places to visit, some of which are reflected in the waters of the Loire: in particular the Château Royal, the residence of the French kings during the Renaissance, where Leonardo Da Vinci is buried in the chapel of Saint-Hubert, the Castle of the Clos Lucé, where the Genius lived for the last 3 years of his life, the historic center, the numerous cellars and the Tour d'or blanc, promoted by the Amboise winemakers. Amboise combines the tourist vocation of its castles and its landscapes with the wine activity and the tasting of its wines.

In the heart of France

Currently the Network and Itinerary of the " Le Vie di Leonardo Da Vinci " involves 5 cities (Vinci, Amboise, Vipava, Istanbul and Florence) from 4 nations (Italy, France, Slovenia, Turkey).