LEONARDO DA VINCI
Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and died in 1519. He lived about 500-600 years ago to the age of 67. He was born in Anchiano, Tuscany in Italy. He had two big hobbies. The biggest hobby that he got famous from is painting. The second one is sculpting. One interesting fact about Leonardo da Vinci was he was building a clay model of something, but he never got to finish it because when ruler Duke Sforza fell from power in 1499, he couldn't get the materials from the duke and he was losing money. So he just moved away to Vinci. Vinci was owned by Leonardo's dad's family. When he grew up he started to paint masterpieces. He gave beauty to his paintings. He became famous after he died and his paintings were put into museums so people could look at his work.
Christmas is a national holiday. Italy over-decorates for Christmas. Huge Christmas trees are all over Italy, lights all around, fake Santa Clauses, and a partridge in a pear tree. They make deserts, have fun, and celebrate the birth of Jesus. There is so much food on Christmas. Pizza, pasta, roast, panettone, lo zamome, ll cotechino, turkey, lamb,trtellini, ll panettone, and bombardino. For deserts they make anise cookies, biscotti, cake, cupcakes, and ice cream (gelato).