The locality of Campo Zeppi, in the community of San Pantaleo, is of very ancient origins. This area was the heart of the signoria that the Counts Guidi transplanted, beginning from the end of the 11th century, between Cerreto and Vinci. At the time the small church of San Pantaleo was part of the castle diocese of Vinci until Florence took possession, in the middle of the 13th century, of all the lands, castles, and rights of the powerful noble lineage, including the castle of Vinci and the church of San Pantaleo. The countryside landscapes where the farm bearing the name of Campo Zeppi is still found today, where the husband of Leonardo's mother, Caterina, lived, must not have been dissimilar from what we can see today. When Leonardo lived with his father's family in the village of Vinci, he certainly walked the paths that led to his mother's parish church, the little church of San Pantaleo, to the house of Campo Zeppi, and to the furnace of his stepfather, in Val di Streda. Today, among the "Paths of Genius," you can walk along the "Via di Caterina", from the castle of Vinci to the little church of San Pantaleo. Or take the path of the Pleistocene hills, of path 12-C on the "Hiking Trails Map" (Municipality of Vinci).