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the estate

Villa Bibbiani is a small jewel nestled in the Montalbano hills, in the land of Chianti wine, with 1300 years of history and a unique richness of biodiversity that is expressed in colours and completely unique scents.

Returning to shine in 2018 after careful renovation, the property offers visitors a view of the beautiful villa and its parks. The vineyards and olive groves cover a total area of 400 hectares of pure Tuscany and slope gently down to the Arno river plain where there is also a private marina.

VILLA BIBBIANI throughout history

The area where the villa now stands was inhabited from the 6th century B.C. as demonstrated by the Etruscan settlement discovered on Montereggi hill, an archaeological park within the estate.

There are also reports of the property in the Middle Ages (767 A.D.), when Gundoaldo, doctor of the Longobard king Desiderius, gave the estate “cum pascoli et vignae” to the monastery of San Bartolomeo di Pistoia.

In the fifteenth century the property passed to the Lateran canons of Lucca and, a century later, to the Florentine family Frescobaldi, who built the marvelous renaissance-style mansion.

The villa and the estate experienced their top splendour in the Eighteenth century under the ownership of Marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, a politician and philanthropist, but above all a passionate agronomist. He designed the romantic-style botanical park and enhanced Villa Bibbiani’s wine production.

ART At VILLA BIBBIANI

The Villa Bibbiani mansion has a typical linear and elegant design typical of Renaissance-style buildings with symmetrical towers.

The architectural compound develops internally with large, stylish rooms, furnished with period furniture.

The service rooms and the large kitchen are situated on the ground floor, while the various bedrooms, imperial bathrooms and reception rooms are located on the fully frescoed upper floors.

The villa also hosts a decorated theatre room and a private chapel dedicated to Saint Teresa d’Avila.

Other buildings on the property, such as the greenhouses, pavilions, a large stone arch that resembles a fake ruin, the farm and some agricultural premises such as the oil mill, the carpentry and the warehouses, are also part of Villa Bibbiani. The estate includes completely renovated wineries and the stables, as well as a small private port.

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the botanical garden

Designed by Cosimo Ridolfi in the 19th century, the Villa Bibbiani garden is an open-air treasure made up of various exotic plants and millennial trees. The mansion is surrounded by elegant Italian-style gardens, part of the 20-hectare botanical park that gently slopes down on three sides of the hill.

In the large wooded meadow in front of the villa you can find  domestic pines (25 meters high and with a circumference of 4.4 meters), some cedars of Lebanon, a giant sequoia, a fir of the Caucasus and a Chinese-native Hovenia Dulcis,  which was one of the first specimens introduced into Italy.

In addition to the wooded areas of about 270 hectares, within the property there are about 30 hectares of olive groves, 20 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of arable land.

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the hills of MONTALBANO

Set between the Tuscan cities of Florence and Empoli, Villa Bibbiani is located on the southern slope of the Montalbano hills. 

Since ancient times, this land has benefitted from the Arno river, which has helped develop the local agricultural and trade activities.  On one hand, the abundance of water made the countryside extremely fertile, on the other hand, during the Middle Ages, the port of Limite was strategic for trading between Florence and the sea.

the estate

Villa Bibbiani is a small jewel nestled in the Montalbano hills, in the land of Chianti wine, with 1300 years of history and a unique richness of biodiversity that is expressed in colours and completely unique scents.

Returning to shine in 2018 after careful renovation, the property offers visitors a view of the beautiful villa and its parks. The vineyards and olive groves cover a total area of 400 hectares of pure Tuscany and slope gently down to the Arno river plain where there is also a private marina.

VILLA BIBBIANI throughout history

The area where the villa now stands was inhabited from the 6th century B.C. as demonstrated by the Etruscan settlement discovered on Montereggi hill, an archaeological park within the estate.

There are also reports of the property in the Middle Ages (767 A.D.), when Gundoaldo, doctor of the Longobard king Desiderius, gave the estate “cum pascoli et vignae” to the monastery of San Bartolomeo di Pistoia.

In the fifteenth century the property passed to the Lateran canons of Lucca and, a century later, to the Florentine family Frescobaldi, who built the marvelous renaissance-style mansion.

The villa and the estate experienced their top splendour in the Eighteenth century under the ownership of Marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, a politician and philanthropist, but above all a passionate agronomist. He designed the romantic-style botanical park and enhanced Villa Bibbiani’s wine production.

ART At VILLA BIBBIANI

The Villa Bibbiani mansion has a typical linear and elegant design typical of Renaissance-style buildings with symmetrical towers.

The architectural compound develops internally with large, stylish rooms, furnished with period furniture.

The service rooms and the large kitchen are situated on the ground floor, while the various bedrooms, imperial bathrooms and reception rooms are located on the fully frescoed upper floors.

The villa also hosts a decorated theatre room and a private chapel dedicated to Saint Teresa d’Avila.

Other buildings on the property, such as the greenhouses, pavilions, a large stone arch that resembles a fake ruin, the farm and some agricultural premises such as the oil mill, the carpentry and the warehouses, are also part of Villa Bibbiani. The estate includes completely renovated wineries and the stables, as well as a small private port.

the botanical garden

Designed by Cosimo Ridolfi in the 19th century, the Villa Bibbiani garden is an open-air treasure made up of various exotic plants and millennial trees. The mansion is surrounded by elegant Italian-style gardens, part of the 20-hectare botanical park that gently slopes down on three sides of the hill.

In the large wooded meadow in front of the villa you can find  domestic pines (25 meters high and with a circumference of 4.4 meters), some cedars of Lebanon, a giant sequoia, a fir of the Caucasus and a Chinese-native Hovenia Dulcis,  which was one of the first specimens introduced into Italy.

In addition to the wooded areas of about 270 hectares, within the property there are about 30 hectares of olive groves, 20 hectares of vineyards and 20 hectares of arable land.

the hills of MONTALBANO

Set between the Tuscan cities of Florence and Empoli, Villa Bibbiani is located on the southern slope of the Montalbano hills. 

Since ancient times, this land has benefitted from the Arno river, which has helped develop the local agricultural and trade activities.  On one hand, the abundance of water made the countryside extremely fertile, on the other hand, during the Middle Ages, the port of Limite was strategic for trading between Florence and the sea.

come and visit our villa!

from monday to friday

08.00 – 17.00

Contacts

phone number

+39 338-3195652

Mail

Informations: info@villabibbiani.it
Cellar: leopoldomorara@villabibbiani.it
Adminitration: amministrazione@villabibbiani.it
Press Office: bibbiani@dagcom.com

Address

Località Bibbiani SNC – 50050 Capraia e Limite, Firenze