Leonardo da Vinci events marred by Italy and France row

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500th anniversary of artist’s death overshadowed by escalating diplomatic tensions

Events to commemorate Leonardo da Vinci will take place in France and Italy on Thursday, the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, hosting his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella.

The two heads of state will meet at Amboise in the Indre-et-Loire region to visit the Château du Clos Lucé, where Da Vinci lived from March 1516 until his death in 1519.

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