and is perhaps most famous for its native son, Leonardo da Vinci (which simply means “Leonard from Vinci”). Of course, the truth is not so simple, as he would more appropriately be called Leonardo da Anchiano, an even sleepier hamlet a short walk from Vinci itself. Allegedly he was born here, and you can visit a house where he might have been born – the conditional tense being operative here. A fine museum pays homage to this artist/engineer/genius, and is well worth a visit..
What to see in Vinci (and Anchiano):
Casa Natale di Leonardo