Skip the Line Ticket: Leonardo da Vinci Experience

Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See an amazing collection of life-sized Leonardo da Vinci reproductions with a ticket to the Leonardo da Vinci Experience 50mt away from St. Peter's Church. See 22 paintings, all certified reproductions, including the famous 'Last Supper' fresco which is at the heart of the controversial Dan Brown novel, 'The Da Vinci Code.' The multimedia exhibition also features some of da Vinci's inventions.

Visit: Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience, Via della Conciliazione 19 Pochi passi da Piazza San Pietro, 00193 Rome Italy

Head for Vatican City to reach the Leonardo da Vinci Experience, not far from St. Peter's Basilica. Create your own schedule when visiting the exhibition, which is open from 9:00am until 7:00pm daily.

Explore the various rooms of the exhibition to see different inventions and artwork (reproductions) by Leonardo da Vinci. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to admire Leonardo’s machines, paintings and most famous fresco brought together for the first time.

ROOM I: THE FLYING MACHINES, THE LAST SUPPER

The first room of the Leonardo da Vinci Experience is dedicated to flying machines, including a prototype of a hang glider. Don't miss the Aerial Screw, designed to be made of wood, linen and wire, a veritable predecessor to the modern-day propeller.

The same room showcases the life-size reproduction of the 'Last Supper.'  This painting remains mysterious to this day - is it John the Baptist or Mary Magdalene sitting to the right of Jesus?

ROOM II: WAR MACHINES

Da Vinci’s Codices contain numerous studies of military machines and weapons. The second room of the Leonardo da Vinci Experience exhibition features some of the most fascinating war machines built to Leonardo’s designs - the Catapult, the lethal Cannon, and the innovative Multi-Directional Gun Machine with 12 barrels.

ROOM III: THE PERSPECTIVES

Some of Leonardo’s studies anticipated the most revolutionary inventions in the field of photography and film by several centuries.  The exhibition showcases some of Leonardo’s most brilliant insights in the field of optics and music, including the Perspectograph, Projector, and Double Flute.

The Room of Mirrors is also located here - an ingenious chamber with 8 mirrored walls allowing an object to be viewed in its entirety without having to move it.

ROOM IV: PRINCIPLES

How many everyday objects exist because of the genius of Leonardo? Admire the spring, the Study of Chains and the Bicycle, the sketch of the Trench Digger (designed to dig a canal to join the Arno river to the sea), the Webbed Glove (the precursor to modern-day flipper), the Life-preserver, the Jack or Crick, and many more.

ROOM V: PAINTINGS

The gallery of paintings proudly displays 20 works. Among them, you'll see two version of the Virgin of the Rocks (the originals of which are at the Louvre and London’s National Gallery), two versions of the Madonna of the Yarnwinder, the Lady with an Ermine, the Annunciation, and even the famous Mona Lisa.


Inclusions
  • Audio Guide in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese
  • Entrance to the Leonardo da Vinci Experience Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal Guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Departure Point

Centrally located, 100 metres from Saint Peter's Basilica


Departure Time

8/13/2016 - 12/31/2022

Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

1 to 2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Michael13

24 Jan, 2018

Terrific exhibition I had no idea of the scope of da Vinci's contribution to the creation of innovative mechanisms.

Tammy D

03 Aug, 2017

Fun little exhibit - not crowded - very clean place!

Elaine B

05 Sep, 2017

The exhibition was good and informative but we thought it was too small an exhibition. Well worth a visit

Patricia S

01 Jun, 2017

This can be skipped.

Jill T

01 Sep, 2017

On the plus side there is air-conditioning. On the down side, there's not alot of information about Da Vinci himself, and several models on display have disclaimers stating that they may have never been developed or used by Da Vinci.

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