Vinci

On the third day of our holiday we visited Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

We had two huge people carriers to transport our group of 13 and unfortunately I was one of the designated drivers. We nicknamed our car Pinocchio because of its long nose! Despite the HUGE car and hundreds of cyclists who insisted on cycling in the middle of the road, the drive to Vinci along the winding countryside was fabulous.

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We spent some time in the town which was ever so quaint.

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My giant family!

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We visited the Museo Leonardiano, where we learned about Leonardo’s engineering feats. It’s amazing to think how talented he was in so many respects.

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We climbed to the top of the bell tower in Vinci which gave amazing views of the surrounding countryside.

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I tried out the panorama setting on my phone…

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We also visited the church where Leonardo was baptised.

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Finally, we visited the farmhouse where Leonardo was born, the illegitimate son of wealthy notary and a peasant woman.  The house was in the countryside and surrounded by olive groves. It was absolutely beautiful and so peaceful.

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That night, we headed out for a meal at the local Italian restaurant.

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Do you see what I have to put up with!?!P1080421P1080425

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