Vinci is a small medieval town, located in Tuscany, near Florence and Empoli, and best known as the hometown of Renaissance man and polymath Leonardo da Vinci.
The Church Of The Holy Cross in Vinci, Italy.
Hi, a lot has happened since my last blog post :P I went on my first vacation with Xena ♥ and followed her and her crew to the Unicorn Festival in Vinci, but more about the festival later. Vinci is a small medieval town, located in the picturesque Tuscany region of Italy.
In this post, I would like to show you a portrait of Vinci, which is also known as the hometown of Leonardo da Vinci, his name literally meaning Leonardo of Vinci. Leonardo was actually born in a small farmhouse about three kilometers uphill of Vinci, in a town called Anchiano.
We stayed in a lovely cottage, called Le Colonie, in the countryside a bit outside of Vinci, before moving to town for the Unicorn Festival.
This is the view when walking from our cottage to Vinci. From here you get a very nice view of the small town. In the middle, you can see the Church of the Holy Cross and on the right the tower of the medieval Castle of the Counts Guidi.
Strolling through the historic center and its lovely narrow streets, we met these cute residents of Vinci.Photo credit: Viki Secrets