Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo, Rome

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Museo Leonardo da Vinci brings you an all-encompassing view of a man who is arguably the greatest genius the world has known and someone who definitely lived an extraordinary life. The museum is situated in the vibrant heart of Rome at the famous Basilica Santa Maria in Piazza del Popolo, a short five-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese.

Bringing to life the genius of Leonardo da Vinci as an inventor, artist scientist, anatomist, engineer and architect, the museum is a fascinating and inspirational experience, perfect for visitors of all ages and suitable for the whole family to enjoy.

Museo Leonardo da Vinci presents interactive and life-size machines crafted by Italian artisans from Leonardo’s codices, studies of his most famous Renaissance art, anatomical sketches and multimedia animations which tell the fascinating stories of The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man and the Sforza equestrian sculpture.
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Museo Leonardo da Vinci - Piazza del Popolo Reviews

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  • The museum features Leonardo's inventions over his art work. Although small it was very interesting with actual working models of many of his designs. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the...  more »
  • I didn't expected like the museum., I went there because outside was lashing rain.But I'm glad I did.I'ts not big museum but it's well put together.My favourite was the room where you can sit down...  more »
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  • If you're a fan of gadgets, devices that uses gears and levers and pulleys in forever and unexpected ways, you'll have fun here. And that's completely ignoring Leonardo himself who invented this stuff 500 years ago... The museum is easy to reach, directly on the Piazza de Popolo. Once inside you can wander at will. Many of the exhibits are "hand on" that is, you can play with models of Leonardo's creations. There are also a couple of nicely done multimedia presentations that are worth looking at. All in all, lots of fun!
  • A bit of a tourist trap. Small and with almost no original exhibits. Might be worth a visit with children, if they are interested in da Vinci. Most of the exhibits are replicas of machines built from da Vincis plans. You can touch and operate them, so it is kid friendly.

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