Rome celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci's work is currently on display in Rome and Vatican.

The work of Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is on display in Rome and the Vatican as part of Italy's celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.

The Scuderie del Quirinale hosts a major exhibition of works that offer insights into the master's technical and scientific advances within the cultural context of his era.

The Vatican displays the unfinished St Jerome in the Wilderness, the artist's only Rome painting, in a free exhibition at St Peter's Square.

Rome's Fiumicino airport, whose official title is Leonardo da Vinci, also honours the master with a large-scale replica of one of his celebrated flying machines, on display until January 2020.

Da Vinci lived in Rome for three years, from 1513-16, spending most of his time based at the Vatican.

Today Rome hosts two permanent exhibitions to the master's life and inventions: Leonardo da Vinci: il genio e le invenzioni at the Palazzo della Cancelleria near Campo de' Fiori, and Museo Leonardo da Vinci in the Church of S. Maria del Popolo.

Born in 1452 in the Tuscan town of Vinci, near Florence, Da Vinci died in 1519 in Amboise in central France.

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Rome celebrates Leonardo da Vinci

Via Ventiquattro Maggio, 16, 00186 Roma RM, Italy