Castello Dei Conti Guidi

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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Original site of the Leonardo Museum. Now the second of two exhibition areas displaying models of Leonardo's drawings.
Jun 2019
This 12th century castle, that was substantially renovated in the late first half of the 20th century, became the original home of the Leonardo Museum when it opened in 1953. Following the acquisition and renovation of the Palazzina Uzielli, a late 19th century building approximately 100 metres away, that building became the main entrance to the museum and the first exhibition building.

The Conti Guidi Castle now houses the second lot of exhibitions of models, interactive displays, drawings and information panels dedicated to Leonardo's work and studies in the fields of war machines, bridges, flight, water, instrumentation, the bicycle, optics and the forerunner to the car, a self propelled carriage.

Further up in the tower there was also a video room and because it was the 500 year anniversary of his death there were some original documents on display and a landscape drawing with a view looking down on township Vinci titled "Landscape Drawing for Santa Maria Della Neve" which Leonardo did when he was 14. The Conti Guidi Tower we were standing in was clearly visible in the drawing. Quite magnificent even at that early age!

The top of the tower is also now open and we ascended close to 100 steps but it was well worth the effort as the panoramic views of Vinci and the surrounding countryside were quite beautiful.

A combined entry ticket to the the two Museo Leonardo buildings (which included the Tower) plus Leonardo's Birthplace and the Exhibition of Leonardo's paintings cost EUR 13-00 per adult.
Written 4 October 2019
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thrillean
Sofia, Bulgaria304 contributions
Medieval residence
Oct 2019 • Solo
The castle itself is quite dominant over the city of Vinci and gives the opportunity of a magnificent view over the near Hill's wineries and cities. It is a touch of history, since it's date back to 12th century and it has rich, but, as far as I saw, unpreserved enough history. However, if a person visits Vinci, the castle and the city are amazingly picturesque, but for me the museum part has a lot to be worked on. Beautiful place, nevertheless, especially if you go there early in the morning, before the shop's humble.
Written 2 October 2019
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Johan H
Stockholm, Sweden224 contributions
One of 4 “leonardo sites” in vinci
Jul 2019 • Couples
This place offers a museum as-well as a walk up to the top of the tower with a nice view of Vinci. The museum shows different models and sketches that Leonardo da Vinci made which just makes you understand what a genius he was!
Written 31 July 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
WORTH THE CLIMB TO THE TOP
Apr 2019 • Couples
First mentioned in 1164 this building dominates the city of Vinci. It is host to a portion of the Museo Leonardiano. You can also climb the tower for fantastic views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Written 22 June 2019
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M_Steph_L
England, UK156 contributions
Worth short trip
Aug 2018 • Family
As others have said it’s part of the visit / ticket anyway but we actually found it more interesting than ‘part 1’ of the visit: several Vinci inventions on display, interesting for kids and learning experience for the parents, plus a few steps take you to the Bell tower and while it’s a bit noisy when it rings there’s a fabulous view over classic toscan countryside. We spent less than an hour there and our only regret is that there was not more English translation and it was mostly Italian only write up .
Written 17 August 2018
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Temper43
Panama City, Panama1,181 contributions
Another part of the Leonardo's Museum
Sep 2017 • Couples
the castle is a bit above the first part of the museum and is an extension of the visit, you have to see it and admire the models and studies of Leonardo, also has a tower with interesting views of the town.
Written 2 October 2017
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SQ01273
East Sussex, UK935 contributions
Best views from the top of the tower
Jul 2017 • Family
An extension of the museum with patchy translations again and lots for the specialist. For the ordinary person there is the wooden bike with its possible story. But the tower is the best bit and worth a long hot climb for the panoramic views!
Written 31 July 2017
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Renet_58
Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium185 contributions
Interesting models by Leonardo Da Vinci
Jun 2017 • Couples
In this castle, you will find some interesting models of Da Vinci's brain. Some of them may be operated, others are only on show, but mostly accompanied by interesting animated videos. In addition, you can climb into the tower (120 steps) offering you a wonderful view of Vinci from above.
Written 25 June 2017
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patboonya
Casale Monferrato, Italy369 contributions
Good museum
Apr 2017
I learnt a lot of interesting things at this museum. Exhibition is quite old, but I think the contents are okay. My only complaint is that the hall has a lot of echo and when people are making noises, it's terrible when you try to concentrate on reading - this include the receptionist of the museum who speaks very loud! There is no effort to stop the noise whatsoever and also people were touching what was exhibited - the no-touching signs needed to be bigger
Written 18 April 2017
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Manny B
New York380 contributions
part of the Leonardo museum
Nov 2016 • Couples
After seeing the main exhibition, you should also see this exhibition in the castle, as part of the combo ticket. If you have an interest in physics, engineering or have a mechanical inclination, you will enjoy this. Working models have been constructed from the notes and drawings of leonardo. You call also climb up to the top of the castle and view the surrounding countryside.
Written 27 November 2016
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