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Andri, A. Recuperi navali in basso fondale : Leonardo da Vinci, Duilio, Corazziere, pontone posa massi.
I dinosauri : mostra paleontologica : galleria comunale d'arte Leonardo da Vinci, Cesenatico, 22 novembre-14 dicembre 1997.
Leonardo da Vinci zur fünfhundertsten Wiederkerhr seines Geburtstages, 1452/1952.
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 Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But the greatest of all Andrea's pupils was Leonardo da Vinci, in whom, besides a beauty of person never sufficiently admired and a wonderful grace in all his actions, there was such a power of intellect that whatever he turned his mind to he made himself master of with ease.
Adoration of the Magi (1481) – Uffizi, Florence, Italy
In 1502 Leonardo da Vinci produced a drawing of a single span 720-foot (240 m) bridge as part of a civil engineering project for Sultan Beyazid II of Constantinople.
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 Vinci, Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany, at 26 m (85 ft) above sea level.
The town is best known for its close proximity to the birthplace of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci.
Vinci has an official sister city as designated by Sister Cities International:
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 Your Way to Florence: Travelling in the future invented by Leonardo. Vinci, Italy.
Vinci is a town entirely dedicated to the man who has been defined as the greatest genius of all times.
To honor Leonardo's memory, during the celebration of the V centenary of his birth, on July 15, 1954, Vinci was proclaimed "city" by decree of the President of the Italian Republic Giulio Einaudi.
Vinci is located in the heart of Tuscany, within easy reach of all the major Tuscan art cities: Florence (40 minutes), Pisa (40 minutes), Lucca (45 minutes) and Siena (55 minutes).
www.arca.net /vinci.htm   (826 words)

 CNN.com - Vinci: Italy begins to ask 'Why?' - Sep. 29, 2003
Italy is recovering from a power outage that cast 90 percent of the country into darkness and left four people dead.
Italy decided decades ago not to develop its own nuclear power -- but the irony is, the energy it imports from France is nuclear.
Vinci said that when something like Sunday's outage happens, critics "always blame the man in charge, but it is not clear who is to blame" -- especially since privatization of the energy sector.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/09/29/otsc.vinci   (452 words)

 ::.LE TERRE DI LEONARDO - Leonardo Exhibitions 2005.::
By focusing on Leonardo's studies in the historical context in which he operated, the aim of the exhibits is to show how the majority of the fundamental ideas that have led to advances in our understanding of optics found expression in Leonardo's multifarious activities.
Vinci, Museo Leonardiano and Leonardo's Birthplace at Anchiano
Vacchi re-examines the figure of Leonardo da Vinci and the cluster of symbolic images that have become associated with him in the modern age.
www.leterredileonardo.org /E_vinci/leonardo_exhibitions/leonardo_exhibitions.html   (1849 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci - Biography
Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) was a celebrated Italian Renaissance architect, inventor, engineer, sculptor and painter.
His father Ser Piero da Vinci was a well-off landowner or craftsman and his mother, Caterina, a peasant girl.
It was never built, but Da Vinci's vision was resurrected in 2001 when a smaller bridge based on his design was constructed in Norway.
www.isabel.com /gallery/reproduction/v/vinci/record.html   (1520 words)

 Villas In Vinci - Villa Accomodations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Farm "Fattoria Le due Querce" 3 km from the centre of Vinci, 35 km from the centre of Firenze, 40 km from the centre of Lucca, in a quiet, sunny position on top of a hill.
Relais Montefiore 8 km from Vinci: Residence "Relais Montefiore", in the centre of San Baronto 28 km from the centre of Montecatini Terme, 35 km from the centre of Firenze, 60 km from the centre of Viareggio, in a sunny, elevated position on top of a hill, on a main road.
Simple country house "Lo Spigo", renovated 5 km from the centre of Vinci, 35 km from the centre of Florenz, 50 km from the centre of Pisa, in a secluded, quiet, sunny position on top of a hill, in the green.
www.tuscany-villas.it /villas_in_vinci^1^720.shtm   (797 words)

 Spectrum Town to honor Italian-Americans and Leonardo da Vinci's hometown
This is the coat of arms for the town of Vinci, Italy.
The idea for a relationship with Vinci was spawned when Dr. Orenski was traveling in the Tuscany region of Italy in June.
Vinci, Italy, is the town where Leonardo da Vinci was raised, although he was born in a farmhouse in Anchiano, 3 kilometers from Vinci.
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 Bicycling in Italy
VINCI, Italy -- Sixty kilometers south of Florence on the Chiantistrada -- literally, the Chianti Road - the shady driveway of a hilltop vineyard beckoned.
An advantage of traveling anywhere by bicycle is that the natives are friendly when they see you sweating the hills they call home.
During our two weeks spent cycling in Italy, people were especially curious about our touring bikes, loaded with panniers containing our clothes, tools and spare parts.
www.ltolman.org /93arch/italy.htm   (971 words)

 IL MUSEO LEONARDIANO DI VINCI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Located in the medieval Castello Guidi (11-12 cen.), the Leonardo Museum dominates the small city of Vinci.
It was inaugurated April 15, 1953, at the conclusion of the celebration of the fifth centennial of Leonardo's birth, with the first exhibit dedicated to models of machines inspired by the designs of Leonardo.
The opportunity to permanently house the exhibit realized by IBM ITALIA, "Laboratorio su Leonardo", which before arriving in Italy in 1986 had travelled for three years to Italian and foreign cities, gave rise to a complete renovation of the museum.
www.leonet.it /comuni/vincimus/invinmus.html   (143 words)

Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in the town of Vinci, Italy.
He was the illegitimate son of Ser Piero da Vinci, a public notary, and a young peasant girl named Caterina, about whom little is known.
Verrocchio was so struck by Leonardo's brilliance that he immediately took him in as his apprentice, and by 1472, at the age of twenty, Leonardo had joined the painters' civic guild in Florence.
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 Leonardo da Vinci's Horse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On Thursday October 7th 1999 the second casting of The Horse, known as the American Horse, was unveiled at the Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids Michigan.
An 8 foot replica of the Horse was placed in the town where Leonardo was born, Vinci, Italy during the Fall of 2001.
Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned 500 years ago to construct an enormous bronze horse for Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, Italy.
www.leonardoshorse.org   (460 words)

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Some of the key players who made possible the creation of the 24-foot-tall, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse are banding together to send an eight foot version to Vinci, Italy.
Vinci, universally known as the birthplace of Leonardo, is located between Florence and Pisa in Tuscany, Italy.
In 1982, Charles C. Dent founded Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse, Inc. to create a 24-foot-tall sculpture — based on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings — to be given to the Italian people from the American people as a tribute to the Italian Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci.
www.leonardoshorse.org /media/Vinci_Horse_media_alert_11-04-00.doc   (514 words)

 Italian Language Scholarships and financial aids
SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI awards 40 school or university students scholarships ("Borse di Studio") entitling them to a 100 percent reduction in the cost of a four-week standard course, not including accommodation.
If you wish to apply for one of our scholarships, you are requested to submit an application and registration form to the closest Italian Embassy, Consulate or Culture Institute, enclosing a reference from your Italian teacher, and stating the precise name and address of your school/university, and of the teacher concerned.
SCUOLA LEONARDO DA VINCI awards 40 school or university Study Discounts ("Assegno di Studio") entitling them to a partial reduction in the cost of a two-week or a four-week standard course, not including accommodation.
www.scuolaleonardo.com /Italian-language-scholarships.html   (442 words)

 Self Catering Umbria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pretty house that has been perfectly renovated with great care and is immersed in the green hills that gently descend from Vinci towards the Valli dell Arno.
At Vinci you can visit the house where Leonardo Da Vinci was born and an charming museum dedicated to him.
The guests of Panicale have exclusive use of large outdoor areas which include an equipped pergola with barbecue situated in front of the house and a large and well-kept garden where the swimming pool is located.
www.ownerdirect.com /accommodations/vinci/propertytorent/5035/45125.htm   (468 words)

 Malaspina Great Books - Leonardo da Vinci (1452)
Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy.
Florentine painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scholar, and one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance; born at Vinci, near Florence, in 1452; died at Cloux, near Amboise, France, 2 May, 1519, natural son of Ser Piero, a notary, and a peasant woman.
To them we owe the multitude of copies which often take the place of lost works of the master; but only two or three pupils attained an absolute independent expression, and were other than reflections of Leonardo: these included the gentle and prolific Bernardino Luini and the troubled, passionate, and very unequal Sodoma.
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 Leonardo Da Vinci - Crystalinks
Leonardo was born in Anchiano, near Vinci, Italy.
His father, Ser Piero da Vinci was a young lawyer and his mother, Caterina, was probably a peasant girl.
The glider was a resounding success.An armoured tank designed by Leonardo at the Château d'AmboiseThe interior of Leonardo da Vinci's armoured tankIn 1502 Leonardo da Vinci produced a drawing of a single span 720-foot (240 m) bridge as part of a civil engineering project for Sultan Beyazid II of Constantinople.
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 Leonardo da Vinci   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant man who has influenced our world in ways that many people are not aware of.
Leonardo da Vinci was born in Vinci, Italy in 1452.
Da Vinci drew detailed scientific sketches of the human body well before the x-ray machine was invented, How did he do this so accurately during the time period in which he lived.
www.montana.edu /4teachers/instcomp/hunts/art/davinci/sample.html   (461 words)

 HCFA students spend spring break performing Caterina's Son in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Caterina’s Son, the story of Leonardo Da Vinci’s relationship with his unknown mother Caterina, was written by Tak Tarbo, a Japanese auto engineer-turned-composer.
Tarbo and Wills journeyed to Vinci in 2001 for research on the musical and met Italian professor and Da Vinci scholar Alessandro Vezzosi of Vinci, who also is a fan of Caterina and knows well the story of her life.
Near the end of her life, Caterina traveled hundreds of miles on foot to reunite with Da Vinci when he was 41 and in Milan working on The Last Supper.
herbergercollege.asu.edu /news/newsreleases/2004/som_italy_030504.html   (629 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci
A spring-propelled car conceived by Leonardo da Vinci five centuries ago could have paved the way for the Mars rovers, an eight-month study of a drawing by the Renaissance genius has revealed.
Drawn on sheet number 812r of the Atlantic Codex in 1478, when Leonardo was 24 years old, the sketch has been translated into a one-third scale model at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci - Son of a slave?
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 Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology has announced plans for the debut of its new home in Allentown - including a cultural exchange with more than 20 residents of Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace, special preview events, and a SOLD OUT public open house.
More than 20 visitors from Vinci, Italy - Allentown's "Sister City" and Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace - will visit the area during the week of Oct. 24 and will "receive" the new Center on Oct. 30 as a gift to the world honoring Leonardo's extraordinary achievements.
The organization that built the horse, Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, Inc., was founded by Charles C. Dent of Allentown.
www.discovery-center.org /gropen.html   (273 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci Online
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Codex Leicester-Notebook of a Genius
Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius of the Renaissance
All images and text on this Leonardo da Vinci page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/leonardo_da_vinci.html   (841 words)

 Da Vinci's - Leonardo
Leonardo's equally impressive contribution to science is a modern rediscovery, having been preserved in a vast quantity of notes that became widely known only in the 20th century.
Leonardo was born on Apr. 15, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence.
He was the illegitimate son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young woman named Caterina.
www.davincis.ie /leonardo.html   (904 words)

 Florence Bed and Breakfast Apartments - Villa Troscia, Vinci, Tuscany, Italy
This Italian holiday villa dates back to the 17th century, and nestles in the countryside of Tuscany between the small town of Vinci and the nearby house where Leonardo da Vinci himself was born.
Sitting on the hillside of Anchiano, the house overlooks the valley of Lucca, the hills of Cerreto Guidi and of San Miniato, and the mediaeval town of Vinci itself, with its links to the greatest master of the Italian Renaissance.
On the crest of a hill, surrounded by olive groves, the estate comprises a manor house, with two charming annexes which were previously a barn and hayloft.
www.knowital.com /tuscany/florence/villatroscia/apartment2.html   (369 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - Vinci Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
He was born in a house a bit away from the center on a higher hilltop nearby.
Inside the house are the reproductions of several drawings representing views of the Tuscan countryside and a map of the Arno valley, traced by Leonardo himself.
This museum is a must when visiting Vinci, seeing how the inventive drawings of the genious Leonardo have been made real through machines and models based on his sketches.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Italy/Tuscany/Vinci-140372/Things_To_Do-Vinci-BR-1.html   (853 words)

 timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Da Vinci was most likely born in a small village that lies outside of Vinci, Italy.
He was born an illegitimate child of Ser Piero da Vinci and a woman named Canterina.
Back in Florence, Italy Michelangelo and da Vinci were hired to decorate the walls of a new building built for the city counsel.
www.gbcnv.edu /~techdesk/Alicia/timeline.html   (441 words)

 Leonardo Da Vinci - Life Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The illegitimate son of a 25-year-old notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant girl Caterina, Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy.
From 1513 to 1516, Leonardo worked in Rome undertaking a variety of projects for the Pope Leo X. In Rome, he continued his studies of the human anatomy and physiology, but the Pope forbade him from dissecting cadavers.
In 1516, Leonardo left Italy for France, joining King Francis I in Amboise, whom he served as a wise philosopher for three years before his death in Cloux, France on May 2, 1519.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~lbianco/project/leonardo.html   (568 words)

 Leonardo da Vinci | Renaissance Man
The illegitimate son of a 25-year-old notary, Ser Piero, and a peasant girl, Caterina, Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452, in Vinci, Italy, just outside Florence.
Growing up in his father's Vinci home, Leonardo had access to scholarly texts owned by family and friends.
He was also exposed to Vinci's longstanding painting tradition, and when he was about 15 his father apprenticed him to the renowned workshop of Andrea del Verrochio in Florence.
www.mos.org /leonardo/bio.html   (1221 words)

 Vinci (Tuscany,Italy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Vinci - a commune in Florence Province, Tuscany.
The design was derived from the arms of Vinci by Roberto Breschi in 2000.
Flag was first flown in New Milford, CT. USA, on 15 April 2001, the 449th anniversary of Leonardo's birthday in 1452, and every year since on the same date.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/it-fi-vi.html   (215 words)

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