Skip the Line Ticket: Leonardo da Vinci Experience

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon1 to 2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

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

Audio Guide in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal Guide

Departure Point

Centrally located, 100 metres from Saint Peter's Basilica

Departure Time

8/13/2016 - 12/31/2020
Monday - Sunday:09:00 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.
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Museo Leonardo Da Vinci Experience
Head for Vatican City to reach the Leonardo da Vinci Experience, 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 The first room of the Leonardo da Vinci Experience is dedicated to flying machines, including a prototype of a hang glider. Don't miss the Aerial Screw, designed to be made of wood, linen and wire, a veritable predecessor to the modern-day propeller. The same room showcases the life-size reproduction of the 'Last Supper.'  This painting remains mysterious to this day - is it John the Baptist or Mary Magdalene sitting to the right of Jesus? ROOM II: WAR MACHINES Da Vinci’s Codices contain numerous studies of military machines and weapons. The second room of the Leonardo da Vinci Experience exhibition features some of the most fascinating war machines built to Leonardo’s designs - the Catapult, the lethal Cannon, and the innovative Multi-Directional Gun Machine with 12 barrels. ROOM III: THE PERSPECTIVES Some of Leonardo’s studies anticipated the most revolutionary inventions in the field of photography and film by several centuries.  The exhibition showcases some of Leonardo’s most brilliant insights in the field of optics and music, including the Perspectograph, Projector, and Double Flute. The Room of Mirrors is also located here - an ingenious chamber with 8 mirrored walls allowing an object to be viewed in its entirety without having to move it. ROOM IV: PRINCIPLES How many everyday objects exist because of the genius of Leonardo? Admire the spring, the Study of Chains and the Bicycle, the sketch of the Trench Digger (designed to dig a canal to join the Arno river to the sea), the Webbed Glove (the precursor to modern-day flipper), the Life-preserver, the Jack or Crick, and many more. ROOM V: PAINTINGS The gallery of paintings proudly displays 20 works. Among them, you'll see two version of the Virgin of the Rocks (the originals of which are at the Louvre and London’s National Gallery), two versions of the Madonna of the Yarnwinder, the Lady with an Ermine, the Annunciation, and even the famous Mona Lisa.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

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