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Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace to reopen as museum

June 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM   |   Comments

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ANCHIANO, Italy, June 22 (UPI) -- Leonardo da Vinci's birthplace in Anchiano, Italy, was set to reopen Friday as a museum after undergoing a $1.5 million restoration project.

Anchiano will serve as a tourist attraction for fans of the Renaissance man's work and will feature a hologram of Leonardo recalling stories from his life, Italy's ANSA news agency reported. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday and will cost $2.50 after the weekend.

Leonardo was born in Anchiano on April 15, 1452. He died May 2, 1519.

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