"stopping first in Vinci to visit the museum"

The rooftops of Vinci
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe rooftops of Vinci - Credit: lamthestig
 Vinci is a town in the Tuscan hills not far from Florence, with a population of around 14,300. Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance painter, inventor and engineer, was born in 1452 in the countryside just outside the town which has remained largely unchanged since his time, consisting largely still of olive groves and terraced vineyards. The town features a small museum displaying a collection of da Vinci’s notebooks and sketched inventions, and his birthplace is also a museum showing some of his drawings.