An exhibition in homage to the ingenuity of Leonardo is a symbol of artisan excellence and Italian creativity, and shows the fundamental role his studies have made in fulfilling man’s dream and aspiration to fly.
It’s a unique chance to get to know the Florentine master better and has been brought to Feltre thanks to the joint efforts of the MonteAvena2017 Committee and Feltre’s artisans and business people.
This public exhibition is hosted in the historic rooms in Palazzo Guarnieri’s, a place closely linked with the world of gliding because it is the residence of Adriano Guarnieri’s family - the pioneer of gliding flight - whose namesake annual trophy is contested on Monte Avena.
You will get to know many of the machines designed by da Vinci, thanks to the models built by Professors Girolamo Covolan and Ivano Morgan, following extensive studies of the original manuscripts to create these reproductions that are faithful to the original. To help you understand the ingenuity of Leonardo’s brain, his projects have been divided into four sections each corresponding to the cosmic elements - earth, water, air, fire. All sections are equipped with descriptive panels.As you move from one reproduction to another, you will be able to appreciate the arduous and fascinating journey from intuition to practical reality. You will be able to touch and operate the different, perfectly functioning machines.
Entry is free to the exhibition and will be open from 15th June until 10th August, Tuesdays to Sundays, thanks to the support of the volunteers of the Fondaco, La Fenice and Tilt associations.