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Real Bodies Leonardo’s Anatomy Exhibition

Anatomy, according to Leonardo Da Vinci: for the first time in history, you can observe Leonardo's famous anatomical drawings reproduced through actual human artifacts.

Real Bodies is a tribute to the genius and immense intellectual curiosity of the forerunner of the modern scientific method. The Florentine prodigy immersed himself in analyzing the human body and its functioning five hundred years ago, giving birth to a series of anatomical drawings. Leonardo's experience in the field of autopsy practices is today a witness to his very high level of knowledge and attention to detail.

That is how the extraordinary Vitruvian Man and the incredible Embryological Study take shape: they guide us on a surprising and unprecedented journey to discover the human body through their suggestive three-dimensional reconstruction, today indispensable in a digital and computerized era.

The innovative process of plastination, a system of preservation of organic portions, developed in Germany in the late 1990s is now used in universities for anatomy lessons and to perfect endoscopy practices.

In short, Real Bodies is an authentic catalogue of human anatomy to get to know and get to the heart of Leonardo's studies and his scientific and artistic production, which here wittily dialogue with current knowledge of the human body.


from 26 December 2022 to 4 June 2023
POINT (12.503808 41.887456)
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From 26 December 2022 to 1 May 2023
from Sunday to Thursday from 10.00 to 20.00 (last admission 19)
from Friday to Saturday 10.00 to 21.00 (last admission 20)

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Real Bodies Leonardo’s Anatomy Exhibition, Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 74
Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano, 74
41° 53' 14.8416" N, 12° 30' 13.7088" E

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