The Villa del Cigliano has been in the Antinori family since 1500. The Villa is situated in the Chianti Classico area, near the village of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, in the tuscan countryside, 20 km from the center of Florence. It was built in the second half of the 1400 on exsting medieval buildings. Alessandro di Niccolò Antinori bought it at the end of that century, and it still belongs to the descendants of Eleonora Antinori, recently deceased in 2001. The courtyard of the Villa is adorned by two round majolica garlands, attibuted to Gio vanni della Robbia, with the coat of arms of the Antinori and the Tornabuoni families, commemorating the wedding between Alessandro Antinori and Giovanna Tornabuoni in 1513.
The Villa has a magnificent garden enclosed by high walls. It was designed around the middle of 1600 and is shaded by 200 year old cedars. There is also a beautiful raised pond, surrounded by wisteria, where the stunning reflexions of the baroque facade and the towering intricatly designed Neptune fountain, made of river pebbles and shells, can be admired. The Villa and the garden have faithfuly preserved the essential spirit of the old Tuscany. Villa Del Cigliano starred on the Bravo Networks "Around the World in 80 Plates" during the Italy episode called "A Tale of Two Villa's".