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Le Macchine di Leonardo

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Address: Campo S.Barnaba 2771 | Campo S.Barnaba 2771, Venice, Veneto, Venice, Italy
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Interesting, probably not worth the money

DaVinci was a genius, and we loved that they built some of his inventions. Some of them were even interactive, and it was fun to test out his pulley systems, etc. At 8 Euro a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

DaVinci was a genius, and we loved that they built some of his inventions. Some of them were even interactive, and it was fun to test out his pulley systems, etc. At 8 Euro a person though, this isn't a great value.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Located in an old church you' ll find a few models of his machines and and inventions, interesting but 8€ is not a fair rate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Interesting place! Gives history of Leonardo da Vinci in nice way. He really was a genious! Video was very opening.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

While wandering in Venice waiting for the carnival to start, came across this museum, from trip advisor recommendations. Was a great place to stop, was full of interesting things about Da Vinci; was some small pieces to interact with and a full length documentary to watch. The museum seems to be in what used to be a church, is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Exhibition is quite interactive. you will enjoy. Situated in a church on the way to San Marco Square

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Small and interesting museum. You will find good relevant information about history and the great man "Leonardo"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Absolutely fascinating 45 minute professional video of the life of Leonardo da Vinci from birth to death in France. Plus interactive displays, models and reproductions of his machines, statues and paintings. For the engineering minded you will spend at least 2 hours here and for me this was one of the highlights of my 2 week trip to Venice. For... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

You stumble onto this exhibition in a small square at the western edge of Dorsodouro in a redundant church. The models of Leonardo's machines and ideas are simple but effective and it's hard to believe he had a design for a hang glider 500 years ago.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

We visited because we thought the interactive setup would bring to life the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci to our 9 year old granddaughter. She was fascinated by the drawings and models of these inventions, so far ahead of the times. In fact we all were. There were also replicas of some his famous paintings and some original manuscript with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this little museum. It's a lesser known one, so not many people were there to battle with to see the exhibits. A lot of pictures of Leonardo's drawings and models of his designs were present. Nothing in the museum was actually made by Leonardo, just recreations. If you like mechanics, you should definitely go... More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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