Anchiano

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Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace

Anchiano is a village (frazione) in the comune of Vinci, Tuscany, central Italy.

The village is known for the ancient Villa del Ferrale, with its chapel, Santi Antonio e Francesco.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Leonardo da Vinci was born in a farmhouse near Anchiano on 15 April 1452.[2] His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, from Vinci".[3] Anchiano is a hamlet near Vinci, in the hills of Tuscany in the Metropolitan City of Florence; the house where Leonardo da Vinci was born is situated between Anchiano and Faltognano, about 3 km from Vinci.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Villa del Ferrale". Tuscany official website (in Italian). Archived from the original on May 25, 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ "La Casa Natale di Leonardo". Museo Leonardiano (in Italian). Archived from the original on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ Esaak, Shelley (9 July 2018). "What Was Leonardo's Name?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

External links[edit]

43°47′N 10°56′E / 43.783°N 10.933°E / 43.783; 10.933