The first historical records of Villa Bibbiani date back to 767 A.D. when Desiderius, King of the Lombards, transferred the villa to the Benedictine monks' convent in Pistoia, as atonement for his sins.

In the past, it was a residence of the Medici and later of the Frescobaldi family, who expanded their holdings to Artimino in the 17th century.

In 1790, Villa Bibbiani passed to Anastasia Frescobaldi on the occasion of her marriage to Pietro Ridolfi, and in 1809 it was inherited by their son Cosimo Ridolfi.

Marquis Cosimo Ridolfi, founder of the first school of agronomy in Italy in Pisa and president of the Accademia dei Georgofili, is known as the father of modern Italian agriculture.

Indeed, he is credited with creating the enchanting botanical garden that surrounds Villa Bibbiani. About 20 hectares of park with rare and exotic plant species make Villa Bibbiani a unique and dreamlike place.