The focus was on his flying machines, mechanical aides (lifting devices with gears), and military machines.
Many of the exhibits had handles to turn, and had a sign, ‘please touch but be gentle’.
On this device turning the handle raises the hammer which then drops suddenly.
Then there was his corkscrew flying machine.
As a boy I was always very keen on Leonardo’s flying machines so here are a couple of them.
It’s off to Siena now. A 15 minute taxi ride through Rome, and on to the bus for a 3 hour trip through the Italian countryside.