Biking Through the Tuscan Countryside, in the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci

May 27, 2019 364

BY: Silvia Donati

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1519-2019), why not pay homage to the Renaissance genius by going on a trip to the area of Tuscany where he grew up close to nature, observing birds, rocks, flowers, rivers, thus acquiring that curiosity for the natural world that turned him into the artist and scientist well ahead of his times. 

Leonardo was born in Vinci, a small town 45 km from Florence, on the slopes of the Montalbano mountain chain, an area covered with chestnut forests interspersed with terraced vineyards and olive groves, old country houses and parish churches, pilgrim's trails and rustic trattorias.

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