Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Leonardo Da Vinci machines are displayed at the Galleria Michelangelo, where the Macchiaioli used to meet, in one of the most renowned streets in Florence city centre.
More than 50 models are displayed in four rooms: the largest one is dedicated to civil machines, in the second room flying machines are shown, war machines are to be found in the third and in the fourth the recently developped collection of anatomical models can be admired. Most of the models are real working machines.
A documentary on Leonardo Da Vinci’s life and works is displayed on large screen monitors.
The gallery has an agreement with Caffé Michelangiolo, the restaurant inside the exhibition area.
At the bookshop you will find many publications and gadgets.

Permanent Exhibition
Via Cavour, 21
50129 Florence

Phone: +39 055/295264

Ticket Prices:
Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 6 € (students with Carta Studente; people aged 6-18 years and 65 years or older with ID)
Groups: 4 € (at least 15 people, leader excluded)

Promotions: periodically, entrance + snack and drink at 8 €.

Opening hours: Mondays-Sundays 9.30am – 07.30pm

Orary Time Tickets 10,00 am-7,00 pm

Official Site English

Link to the website of Leonardo da Vinci Machines

Organising Travelling Exhibitions

Ask the Niccolai Company for information and quotes for organising travelling exhibitions.

Exhibits of 20, 40 or 50 models require exhibition areas covering 300 to 1200 square metres. The basic package includes the models, metal caption plaques, descriptions in Italian and English and drawings of the models taken from the original codes.


  • 200 x 70 cm informative panels on Renaissance and Leonardo Da Vinci’s studies (anatomy, mechanics, architecture, hydraulics, war, flight, etc.).
  • Projector with documentary by History Channel on Leonardo Da Vinci’s life and works (especially dedicated to schools).
  • Multimedia 42” monitors with 3D animations of 50 virtual models.
  • Bookshop with display units, wooden shelves, books and gadgets.

According to our experience, people love well-organised exhibitions enriched with the above mentioned optional, therefore we offer the complete package at a very competitive price.
Thanks to our connections with museums and art experts, we are able to organise lectures on Leonardo and on art during the exhibitions.
Visit our permanent exhibit in Florence and have an idea on how to organise a successful exhibition.

The Niccolai Collection

“Le Macchine di Leonardo”, the world’s biggest (PRIVATE) collection of Leonardo da Vinci machines is born following the juvenile passion of Carlo (born on 25th February 1936), the founder of the Niccolai family and company.

Particularly skilled craftsmen, the members of the Niccolai family have so far developed 250 different models, based on the Da Vinci codes and on historical documents using the materials of Leonardo’s time: wood, metal, ropes and fabrics.

According to the unwritten rules of Florentine craftsmen, Carlo Niccolai has passed on his passion to his sons and grandsons, who, thanks to their knowledge of new technologies have enriched the collection with new models and organised more than a hundred exhibitions all over the world in the last ten years.

Professor Carlo Pedretti, Director of the Armand Hammer Centre for Leonardo Studies at the University of California in Los Angeles and of its European division at the University of Urbino, has praised the accuracy in reproducing the models. In the last few years the models have been refined with Professor Pedretti’s support and have rapidly gained international credit.

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