Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester returns to Florence

As an absolute preview of the celebrations that will take place around the world next year, 2019, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence has  organized an exhibition with one of the polymath’s most renowned manuscripts.

The Codex Leicester is a collection of scientific writings and drawings on the properties of water, rocks, fossils, astronomy and celestial light. Apparently Leonardo worked on them , while in Florence, between 1504 and 1508, a period of intense artistic and scientific activity for him.

The “Water as Microscope of Nature. Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester” exhibition will be on from October 30 to January 20 in Aula Magliabechiana. The Uffizi Gallery will have on display more than 80 original pages of this and other precious manuscripts by Leonardo. Likewise visitors will also have the opportunity to admire the Codex on the Flight of Birds, as well as four sheets from the Codex Atlanticus, illustrating Leonardo’s studies of a canal project from Florence to the Mediterranean sea, as well as of the moon and the invention of the crane.

Opening hours from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm. The exhibition is included in the admission ticket to the Uffizi Gallery.

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