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Leonardo da Vinci Experience

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icon1 to 2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

Guarantee your admission to the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition by purchasing your tickets in advance. Admission includes access to the entire exhibition, including the painting around which Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code was centered, a full-size reproduction of The Last Supper. See 50 of the artist's inventions and reproductions of his masterpieces.
  • Admission to the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition in Vatican City
  • Flexible timing means you can visit at any time during opening hours
  • See da Vinci's inventions, paintings, and machines
  • Guaranteed admission
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Audio Guide in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese
Entrance to the Leonardo da Vinci Experience Museum
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal Guide
8/13/2016 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Make your way to the exhibit, staged in Vatican City, just a short distance from the famous St. Peter's Basilica. With your prepaid admission voucher in hand, you'll be guaranteed admission to this popular exhibit. Embark on a self-guided exploration of the machines, paintings, and famous frescoes.

Room I: Flying Machines and The Last Supper  features the artist's flying machines, including a prototype of a hang glider and the Aerial Screw, a predecessor to the modern day propeller. You'll also see a life-size reproduction of the Last Supper. 

Enter Room II: War Machines to see artillery and war machine drawings from da Vinci's Codices, including the Multi-Directional Gun Machine with twelve barrels, a lethal Cannon, and a Catapult. 

Room III: The Perspectives contains the artist and inventor's studies in the fields of Music and Optics, including the Double Flute, the Projector and the Perspectograph. You'll also see the Room of Mirrors, which allows an object to be viewed in its entirety through use of 8 mirrored walls. 

In Room IV: Principles, you'll learn about which everyday objects exist because of da Vinci's genius, including the bicycle, the spring, the life preserver, and others. 

The last Room V: Paintings contains 20 works of art, including reproductions of some of Leonardo's most famous paintings.
Itinerary
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Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience
Address: Via della Conciliazione, 19/21 Leonardo da Vinci Experience is 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 ROOM II: WAR MACHINES ROOM III: THE PERSPECTIVES ROOM IV: PRINCIPLES ROOM V: PAINTINGS
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted
  • OPERATED BY TOURISTATION
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Leonardo da Vinci Experience ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Leonardo da Vinci Experience ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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What is the social distancing policy during Leonardo da Vinci Experience ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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star-2
Not a big museum and not very interesting
LiewHong_L
, Aug 2022
Not the museum we thought it was. More like an exhibition simply set up to attract tourists. Not awful but far from what we expected.
star-5
Family Experience
Tina_N
, Jul 2022
The art work is amazing . Our kids loved it. Never knew how much he invented. The gift shop is also incredible.
star-4
Good way to spend some hrs in Rome
Torben_A
, May 2022
Fun and interesting way to spend time in Rome. Amazing to see da Vinci's creative ideas on display. Highly recommendable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Boring Tourist Trap
DrewKiesow_K
, Nov 2021
Tourist trap - avoid, avoid, avoid! Misleading exhibits. Nothing in the museum is authentic, nothing experiential about it. Waste of money!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear customer, we are sorry to hear that our tour didn’t live up to your expectations. At Touristation we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour. We would suggest you to contact us directly via email or phone, so we can investigate better what happened on that day during your tour and assist you as much as we can. Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. We hope that we have been helpful to you and we are looking forward to hearing back from you. Best regards, Touristation Team
star-5
A good moment in family
Arnauld_J
, Aug 2021
The real objects. A duration correct, not too much for teen concentration, but with a lot of interesting things
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Customer, thank you to share your opinion. We are a Tour Operator qualified in tour sector for families and of entertainment in general in order to bring to life innovative experiences to tourists and visitors. We look forward to see you soon. Kindly, Touristation Team
star-5
fantastic and informative of Da Vinci s inventions.
Gloria_Steinhardt
, Aug 2021
fantastic museum on Leonardo inventions and creative ingenuity and the staff was professional staff.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Customer, thank you to share your opinion. We are a Tour Operator qualified in tour sector for families and of entertainment in general in order to bring to life innovative experiences to tourists and visitors. We look forward to see you soon. Kindly, Touristation Team
star-5
Terrific exhibition I had no idea of...
Michael_M
, Jan 2018
Terrific exhibition I had no idea of the scope of da Vinci's contribution to the creation of innovative mechanisms.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear customer, we are to thank you to share your opinion. It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest, we look forward to see you again. Kindly, Touristation Team
star-4
The exhibition was good and...
Elaine B
, Sep 2017
The exhibition was good and informative but we thought it was too small an exhibition. Well worth a visit
star-1
On the plus side there is...
Jill T
, 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.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear customer, thank you for posting a review and we are sorry to know that your experience was not of the quality you expect. We look forward to hearing back from you soon. Best regards, Touristation Team
star-5
Fun little exhibit - not crowded - very...
Tammy D
, Aug 2017
Fun little exhibit - not crowded - very clean place!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Dear Customer, Thank you for your time. Your feedback is important to us. We look forward to see you soon. Kindly, Touristation Team
star-4
Una exposición muy instructiva
FRANCISCO_V
, Feb 2020
Exposición muy bien montada sobre Leonardo, primero hay una serie de máquinas, muchísimas máquinas, muchas de ellas con las que se puede interactuar y ver su inventiva y luego se pasa a una exposición pictórica donde con la audioguía te va explicando con bastante nivel de detalle cada cuadro, con se hizo y por qué y en qué circunstancias. Todo muy recomendable
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Estimado Novelero, Gracias por su tiempo. Su opinión es importante para nosotros. Atentatamente, Touristation Team
star-5
A voir
mimou206
, Oct 2019
Visite intéressante et ludique, avec oreillette, je conseille ....durée 45 minutes . Belle découverte
icon Response from Host , Apr 2020
Bonjour, merci pour les paroles aimables, que nous encourageons à continuer en nom de l’amélioration! Salutations, Touristation

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