Remembering Leonardo da Vinci, a curious soul

For art lovers – this year is a special time to visit Italy. All across the country – events and exhibitions are taking place to commemorate the 500th anniversary of one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci.

But he wasn’t just an artist, he was also an engineer, a mathematician and, above all, a curious soul.

Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452, near the town of Vinci.

Though he spent most of his life in Italy, he died in France, which is now home to many of his paintings, including one of the world’s most recognizable masterpieces, the Mona Lisa.

Visitors enjoy the live performance at the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci Experience.

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There are events in cities across Italy to celebrate the artist’s work including an exhibition at the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci Experience in Rome

One of the specialties of this museum is that the paintings portrayed here are certified copies of Leonardo‘s masterpieces.

They have been recreated with the same techniques that da Vinci used and with the same materials that were available to him during the time that he made them.