Professor Plinio Innocenzi
(University of Sassari and Science Counsellor, Embassy of Italy)
Leonardo da Vinci, one of the main protagonists of the Renaissance, is recognized worldwide as one of the most talented artists and inventors in human history. He anticipated many ideas that would only be understood and fully developed several hundred years later. In particular, during his entire life he never stopped following his most ambitious dream: human flight. He was inspired by the flight of birds, to which he dedicated a specific study known as the Codex of the flight of birds. His notebooks contain drawings of machines that imitate the flight of birds, but also gliders, a parachute, a prototype of a helicopter and some even more exotic machines. Modern reconstructions of his machines have shown that most of his models could actually work. Leonardo's dream of flight was just announcing the beginning of a new era.
Free entrance---food & drinks at your own expense