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Leonardo Celebrations OTHER EVENTS
12 April 2018

Leonardo Celebrations

14 April – 5 May 2018
On the anniversary of Leonardo’s birth and death (15th April 1452 – 2nd May 1519), the City of Vinci celebrates the great artist and scientist in his birthplace. Exhibitions, conferences, shows, visits and much more…
EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE LEONARDO LIBRARY AND THE LEONARDO MUSEO
SATURDAY 14 APRIL
h 10:30 – Vinci’s Theatre
LVIII LETTURA VINCIANA
“più visino ala inprensiva” (Codex Atlanticus f. 245r, già 90rb)
Leonardo and the painting’s strenght
by Frank Fehrenbach
Frank Fehrenbach, professor at the University of Hamburg, is studying the basis of the “Natural theory of painting” by Leonardo, art based on the most noble sense, the sight, that has an incredible power.
SUNDAY 15 APRIL
h 10:00 – 17:30 Leonardo’s Birthplace and Leonardo’s Library
To the origin of the Genius
Special welcome in the day where Leonardo was born
Leonardo’s Birthplace
From 10:00 to 17:00, every hour (English-Italian alternated) guided tours will introduce you to the exhibition route and tell Leonardo’s life and his relation with Vinci.
Leonardo’s Library
From 11:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 17:30, extraordinary opening and tours (in Italian, every 30 minutes) to the library’s collection, where the copies of all Leonardo’s manuscripts are conserved.
THURSDAY 19 APRIL
h 17.30 – Leonardo’s Library
Aria, acqua, terra, fuoco 
Prof. Giorgio Federici presents the book published within the collection
Testimonianze
SATURDAY 21 APRIL
h 10.30 – Leonardo’s Library
Leonardo’s codex: a lost opportunity
Professor Gianlodovico Melzi D’Eril, heir of Francesco Melzi, who was Leonardo’s novice, will show the history of Da Vinci’s manuscripts, which were conserved in the family house at Vaprio D’Adda for centuries.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 21-22 AND 28-29 APRIL
h 11.00 –Museo Leonardiano
The world of Leonardo
Animated tour for families at the Leonardo’s Museum.
Free tour, admission with fee.
SATURDAY 28 APRIL
h 20.30 – Villa Dianella
Nel calamaio del Fucini
Opening event for the first Festival Fuciniano in Vinci.
Lecture of the texts of Renato Fucini by Andrea Giuntini, with the partecipation of prof Davide Puccini.
Curated by Associazione Elicriso. Info and reservations: ph. 0571 933285
SATURDAY 5 MAY
h 17.00 – Castle of the Counts Guidi
La gazza ladra (1817-2017)
Inauguration of the sculpture by Emmanuel Chapalain, inspired by the famous opera by Gioacchino Rossini.
h 21.15 – Vinci’s Theatre
Tribute to Rossini
Concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica Amadeus, directed by M° Gianmario Cavallaro, with the most famous arias by Rossini.