When Leonardo da Vinci set off on his three month arduous journey across the Alps from Italy to Amboise he was sixty-four and unwell. All his worldly goods went into saddle bags: The tools of his trade, a few clothes, notebooks written backwards in mediaeval Latin and three paintings, the Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and Saint John the Baptist.
Read more about Leonardo da Vinci and his connection with the Loire Valley in Leonardo da Vinci: The Amboise Connection (available from Amazon).
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Pamela, a Graduate and Tutor in the History of Art, trained as a magazine journalist at the London College of Printing and has been a freelance writer for over twenty years. She has a passion for history and has published several books on various subjects. Click hear to see all of Pamela’s books.