Vinci, Tuscany

Comune di Vinci

Town wall

Coat of arms

Location of Vinci in Italy

Coordinates: 43°47′N 10°55′E / 43.783°N 10.917°E / 43.783; 10.917
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Florence (FI)
Frazioni Anchiano, Apparita, Badia a Passignano, Burrino, Collegonzi, Faltognano, La Stella, Mercatale, Orbignano, Petroio, Piccaratico, Salvino, San Donato, San Pantaleo, Santa Lucia, Sant'Amato, Sant'Ansano, Sovigliana, Spicchio, Toiano, Vitolini
  Mayor Giuseppe Torchia
  Total 54 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (31 December 2014)
  Total 14,639
  Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Vinciani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50059
Dialing code 0571
Patron saint St. Andrew
Website Official website

Vinci (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvintʃi]) is a town – officially a "city" (città)[1] – and comune of Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town.


The town is surrounded by the Tuscan hills. The landscape consists of vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo's time.


Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town, between Anchiano and Faltognano. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci". Half a million visitors a year come to visit the Museum of Leonardo and his birthplace.[2]

Main sights

Sister city

Vinci has two official sister cities as designated by Sister Cities International:

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  1. "Statuto del comune di Vinci" (PDF) (in Italian). p. 9. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. "Vinci: A Visit to Leonardo's Home Town". Retrieved 19 June 2012.
  3. "Gemellaggi" (in Italian). Retrieved 11 June 2013.

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