Le Vie di Leonardo Da Vinci

From formation to the apex

In the center of the Renaissance


The city of Florence, a fundamental place for Leonardo's life and training, and the capital of the Renaissance, is crossed by the Arno river and is located in the center of Tuscany.

The statue of Leonardo
Loggia of the Uffizi
Nineteenth-century reproduction
Schematic plan of Florence

Leonardo arrived in Florence when he was very young

probably in 1469. The city, where he lived in various phases of his life, represented the place of his training but also of great productions, through the contact with masters such as Verrocchio and the major artists and painters of the time.

His relationship with the Medici is fundamental,

in particular with Lorenzo the Magnificent, until the death of Giuliano de’ Medici in Rome, following which he moved to France at the court of Francis I.


Florence, the capital of Tuscany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the place of origin of the Renaissance and the Italian language. Among the most fascinating cities in the world, it has numerous monuments of universal beauty including the Duomo with Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Uffizi Gallery with works by Leonardo and the Ponte Vecchio.

The legacies of geniuses from the past are of inestimable value: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Lorenzo de’ Medici, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, as well as Leonardo Da Vinci.

In the center of the Renaissance

Currently the Network and Itinerary of the " Le Vie di Leonardo Da Vinci " involves 6 cities ((Vinci, Amboise, Vipava, Istanbul, Florence and Cesena) and 4 nations (Italy, France, Slovenia, Turkey).