Presented today to the press an exceptional event, organized by the Uffizi Galleries in collaboration with the “Museo Galileo” and with a subsidy from the “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio” Bank of Florence: Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester. Water as a Microscope of Nature. Curated by Paolo Galluzzi, the exhibit will definitely be a preview of the celebrations for the fifth centenary of the death of one of the most iconic figures in the history of mankind. Temporarily lent to the city of Florence by its owner, Bill Gates, the Codex Leicester will be on display from 29 October 2018 to 20 January 2019 at the “Magliabechiana Hall” of the Uffizi. Handwritten by Leonardo between 1504 and 1508, the 72 sheets the codex is made of are full of prodigious notes and extraordinary sketches on water and environment. Other marvellous original drawings realized by Leonardo in the same years, in that really “magic” season of the history of Florence, will be on view too, exceptionally lent by many Italian and foreign institutions.