VIP tour – The museum of Leonardo & the winery in a Renaissance villa

Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays
Duration: 6 hours



Visiting Tuscany means getting in contact with one of the most famous geniuses of all times: Leonardo da Vinci. Vinci is the name of his birthplace, a lovely small medieval town surrounded by olive groves with a stocky fortress hosting the museum of Leonardo. The museum shows a series of models of many of his ideas, depicted in his famous Da Vinci code. The town is famous also for Chianti Montalbano production and our tour includes the visit to a major producer of this fantastic red wine. In the amazing countryside we visit the birth house of Leonardo, and we plunge in the atmosphere of the childhood of this immortal genius.


The Leonardo museum in Vinci
A small hilltop village by Florence is the birthplace of probably the most famous genius all times: Leonardo da Vinci. Vinci is the name of this village and it is a very spectacular destination when visiting Tuscany. Here you will visit the Museum of Leonardo, an exhibition completely dedicated to him, located right in a historical castle of the town. You meet your tour leader and follow him/her to Vinci, about 30 minutes from Florence.
Your tour leader gives you an introduction to the area and to the habits and traditions of the rural Tuscany, as well as to the medieval village of Vinci, as you approach the museum. Vinci is a picturesque little village with the real spirit of the countryside Tuscany. The visit is a good occasion for some shopping of local goods and specialties.
Once at the museum, you will admire a series of Leonardo’s full-scale models of machinery and inventions together with many of his drawings and manuscript notes through the guidance of an experienced museum guide. The models are often reconstructions of his ideas listed in the world famous Da Vinci code. The museum is in a medieval fortress whose tower is the end of the visiting route. Here you will enjoy a wonderful view over the valley all around up to the Pisan and Luccan hills.

Leonardo’s birth house
From Vinci we move in the countryside and we reach the farmhouse where Leonardo was born on April 15, 1452.
The house is settled in a beautiful countryside sourrounded by majestic hundred-year-old olive trees, and it was not far from an olive mill used of course for the production of olive oil, already at Leonardo’s times.
The house is already documented in 1427 and it was owned by the Da Vinci family for over 150 years. We’ll visit the three buildings that are part of the property. One of the building hosts the reproduction of The Last Supper, the only fresco Leonardo ever painted, and thanks to modern technologies we’ll discover all the secrets behind this masterpiece.
The road that from the town of Vinci leds to the house will let us merge in the nature that Leonardo observed during his childhood, that was an inspiration to him and to many other famous personalities, such as Giuseppe Garibaldi that, while hosted at the family of the Count Masetti in the nearby area, every morning at 4am was strolling in the countryside searching for the misterious inspiration that Leonardo already experienced.

A magnificent Medicean villa and its historical cellar with wine tasting
After Vinci, the tour continues at a spectacular 16th century Medicean villa, located just 20 minutes from the town, where a renowned winery has its premises. It is a charming historical chalet that the Medici family from Florence used as a hunting mansion. Nowadays the property is a charming location for wedding ceremonies and wine events. The basement of the villa hosts a fascinating historical cellar which was wisely restored and turned into a sort of museum of old winemaking techniques and instruments. Your tour leader and a local guide will show you the fascinating production rooms in a particularly relaxing atmosphere.
At the end of the visit, you sit in a very elegant tasting room where a delicious full lunch is served and the winemaker introduces you to the best wines of the property. You can taste a Chianti and a Chianti Riserva from the Montalbano region as well as some excellent IGTs.

This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.

In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.






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Rates Table

The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.


– RATES 2022 –



2 persons € 540
3 persons € 620
4 persons € 700
5 persons € 780
6 persons € 860
7 persons € 940
8 persons € 1020
9 persons € 1100
Extra Adult € 80
Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs) € 60
Extra Child (4-11 yrs) € 45


Rates include

  • A tour leader for the whole tour
  • Tickets to the Museum and the birth house
  • Entrance to the Museum of Leonardo in Vinci
  • Licensed museum guide during the visit
  • Guided visit to Leonardo’s birth house
  • A guided visit to the cellar at the Medicean villa
  • Full Tuscan lunch at the winery and guided wine tasting of all the wines
  • Tax

Rates do NOT include

  • Transportation

Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.

This is a message from Roxanne who enjoyed a tour throughout Tuscany with Massimo

Good afternoon

We booked 2 days of tours with you last November and I’m not sure if I ever let you know how much we enjoyed the tours-especially Mossimo’s company.  We did a day trip to the chocolate  making in San Miniato and then Vinci.  The next day we toured Pisa and Lucca.  The kids really enjoyed the chocolate making.  I have pictures I can send if you are interested in seeing them.  Thanks again and any time I hear of someone traveling your way, I recommend your company.


This is a message of a family from the UK who experienced our winery and Vinci tour during their visit to Tuscany:

Dear Arianna and Carine

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your tour to Vinci and the Wine farm and the cooking at Licia\’s. You have both been so helpful and kind, and knowledgable about your subjects.

Ann, Bill, Tom and Toby

This tour takes place in the rural area of Vinci, among, Lucca, Florence and Pisa.

Unless differently specified, the tour guide meets you at a meeting point near Vinci.

This program takes 6 hours. Time for transportation not included.

Available all the year through, any day of the week.

This tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian or Italian with no surcharge.


Ideal for children

No particular clothing required.

The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our personnel during the enquiry process.

This program and its rates do not include transportation and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".

The destinations reached during this activity are in the Tuscan countryside, in areas off the beaten track that cannot be reached by public transport. We highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach them. As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.

A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
Chauffeured vans and sedans and luxury buses in Tuscany
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli