When you are going to Vinci I assume you either are interested in Leonardo or you want to go hiking – it’s the perfect location for both. When I went there in autumn as part of my trip to Florence I wanted to visit all the houses of the Leonardo exhibition and that was wonderful. Every part of it was really interesting and since Vinci is an adorable town it was also a joy to walk around for a while. You could technically walk up to the birth house as well, and I would have loved to, but unfortunately I did not have enough time for that. Nevertheless I also truly enjoyed the nature and the view! To get to Vinci without a car you take the train to Empoli and then get onto the bus – and same for the journey back (however that is less frequent and takes longer because the route is a bit different, so look up your last commute).