Leonardo Day

THE DAY OF LEONARDO is the great event dedicated to the most illustrious of the Vinci to pay homage to his birth: April 15, 1452.
On this day the ancient event to celebrate the Genius is re-proposed and renewed.

Associations, institutions and local activities, with the patronage of the Municipality, unite around Leonardo to celebrate his birthday.

Furthermore, all of Vinci is colored in yellow and red: the launch of the laurel wreath from an aerial vehicle on Leonardo’s birthplace, and the whole day of celebrations bring back the memory of the first celebration in 1959. Over the years, great names have taken part in the celebrations : in 1952, the 5th Centenary of the Birth of the Genius, Luigi Einaudi and Alcide De Gasperi arrived in the village.

The GDL is an event with a strong symbolic value, which at each edition is renewed in content and events, to celebrate and discover the Genio Vinciano. The driving force of the event are Proloco Vinci and the many partners who give life to a totally free event every year.
Edition after edition, the event attracts an increasingly large audience, thanks also to the #augurileonardo initiative, with videos and messages from the web.

Among the special editions there is certainly that of 2019 to be remembered: 5th Centenary of the death of the Genius. Vinci was the protagonist of over fifty events and also saw the participation of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. A memorable year and an edition that also received the patronage of the city of Amboise. Thousands of Leonardo’s friends participated in the event, and services from TG1, Skytg24, and foreign broadcasters were dedicated.

In 2020, despite the Lockdown, the #augurileonardo rebounded on the net from April 15th. A success that also became the protagonist of a report produced by the Tuscan RAI newspaper.

In 2021, the GDL will continue to fly “over 500” with a party “between real and digital”, in compliance with the regulations in force in relation to the pandemic. From Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 April, the GDL will be staged in Vinci and will be online for all those who want to participate.

This year in 2022 we are waiting for you on April 24 to fully experience a unique experience for the whole family after 2 years in the name of history, culture, food and entertainment.

The GDL is included in the Open Week project, the event that includes all the initiatives in the Valdinievole area from April to May.

For info and program
https://www.open-week.it/en/program/ (Vinci section)
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