The Leo-Lev Cultural Center
The Leo-Lev center is an exhibition and multifunctional space located in the heart of the Municipality of Vinci, in an area of Tuscany which is a unique concentrate of history and culture. The Mission of the Center is to promote knowledge and passion for art, thanks to new forms of interaction between the public and the works, to a new way to do research and above all through the sharing of experiences in a completely special context , Different from conventional exhibition spaces.
With this lens the Leo-Lev center hosts and organizes exhibitions, events, conferences, educational workshops, study days and other national and international breathing initiatives, dedicated to spreading the knowledge and value of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
It is no coincidence that the center is based in Vinci, the Tuscan village where I was born Leonardo, a place full of suggestions of the past that can now mark an important starting point to project a renewed sensitivity in the future for the safeguarding and enhancement of the Artistic heritage.
The center stands in the ancient villa Bellio-Baronti-Pezzatini. From the entrance in Via Roma leads to Piazza Pedretti, entitled Prof. Carlo Pedretti, one of the largest experts in life and works of Leonardo.
The space is enriched by artistic works by Oreste Ruggiero. The decorative pavement is inspired by the LEONARDESCA SALA of the Axis of the Sforzesco Castle of Milan; The scenographic fountain, designed together with Prof. Pedretti; The skyline, four works facing the four cities of the Tuscan genius (Vinci, Florence, Milan, Amboise).