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The Villa

The estate has developed from the union of ancient farms dating back to the medieval period but – which were built on ancient settlements of the Etruscan and Roman periods. The current estate dates back to the beginning of the 15th century and develops around the main body of the Villa which was renovated in 1700 by the Medici Tornaquinci – a historic family symbol of the Florentine Renaissance.

The Villa was considered the manor house around which the activities of the flourishing agriculture and craftsmanship and the bucolic and idyllic activities of the noble family took place.

Sticciano’s Furnace

Located at the edge of the woods and not far from the Villa in the west direction, there is a wonderful example of a typical Tuscan architecture composed by the Fornace (furnace) with its Fienile (barn).

The furnace was the typical building realized in ancient times for the production of one of the most elegant elements of the Italian tradition: the Tuscan cotto. Once used as a valuable furnishing element in ancient estates, it was produced – thanks to the typical processing of clay – to decorate the villa’s residence that was gradually developing during the Medici Tornaquinci era, adding a noble and sophisticated touch.