High Renaissance Field Trip to the Medici Villas and Vinci.
Students will visit several Medici Villas in the vicinity of Florence, including Poggio a Caiano, Castello, Petraia, and Pratolino (now Villa Demidoff). In Vinci students will see a museum with constructions of Leonardo's inventions, and Leonardo's native house in nearby Anchiano. In the museum of Vinci there are large three-dimensional models of Leonardo's projects for flying machines, underwater exploration equipment, and other conceptions prophetic of modern technology. Details about meeting place and time to be announced.