Ancient Tuscany Villa situated on the "Via Francigena"

Every corner of the Tuscan landscape is full of tracks of ancient cultures. On the Francigena road only 15 minutes from San Gimignano and 45 from Siena, Florence and Pisa is hidden the “Borgo di Piaggia” where time seems to have stopped...

The Tenuta di Piaggia is made by the villa and some holdings.

“La Cappella” with the family chapel, “Il Belvedere”, “La Casetta di Piaggia”, “Piaggina”, and finally Piaggia holding situated in the centre of the farm, giving name to the whole estate.

History of the estate

The first tracks of the Piaggia inhabited place date back to year 1000 A. D. At that time the complex was a cloister on the “via Francigena” – the main road from France to Rome – that still pass through the estate joining San Vivaldo to Montaione.

The estate was originally owned by the Guicciardini-Strozzi family that used it as hunting lodge. Then it passed to the Bardini family (the same of the Bardini museum in Florence) and in the second half of the twentieth century, it was bought by the Billeri family and passed to the current Conti di Passerin d’Entrèves and Courmayeur.

Farmhouse Tenuta di Piaggia

The Tenuta di Piaggia is made of 150 hectares - 20 of which are vineyards located on hilly, calcareous grounds of middle medley at an altitude of about 350 mt. on the sea level with a south, south-west exposure. The most present variety of grapes is the Sangiovese together with Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia from Chianti, Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon and a small quantity of Trebbiano. The vineyards, mostly recently renewed, have a density that goes from 3600 to 5500 plants per hectare and a spur cordon training system.

The olive-groves have an extension of about 20 hectares made by different varieties like Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino and Moraiolo , which make the extraordinary Piaggia olive oil rich of intensity and personality.

Francesco and Veronica Passerin d'Entrèves take care of the whole stages of the production from the vineyards to the cellar, offering a selection of products made in respect of the tradition and of the philosophy that the wine and the olive oil must be expression of their “terroir”.

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