Orbignano, a small hamlet of the municipality of Lamporecchio, has very ancient origins, as does the name itself. During the medieval period, the locality was associated with one of the parishes dependent on the parish church of Lamporecchio, Santa Maria a Orbignano, which was in a position quite close to the border with the municipality of Vinci. In the community of Santa Maria del Pruno (blackthorn)—so it was called then—the da Vinci family owned some properties, including houses and land, where the descendants of Leonardo's half-brother Ser Domenico da Vinci lived. The church of Santa Maria al Pruno still stands today, even if in late form, the result of changes made during the 17th century. These areas can also be reached by following the local byways of the municipality of Vinci’s "Hiking Trails Map".