Vinci 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.
The town is surrounded by the Tuscan hills. The landscape consists of vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo’s time.
Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano. His full name was “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci”, which means “Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci”. Half a million visitors a year come to visit the Museum of Leonardo and his birthplace.