Villa Del Cigliano
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 1400s on existing 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. The courtyard of the Villa is adorned by two round majolica garlands, attributed to Giovanni della Robbia. 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 reflections of the baroque façade and the towering intricately designed Neptune fountain, made of river pebbles and shells, can be admired. The Villa and the garden have faithfully preserved the essential spirit of the old Tuscany.