Guided visits and tastings are organized throughout the year to let visitors discover Villa Le Corti and its 16th century residence, park and Italian garden, historic underground wine cellar, and charm of a historical Tuscan estate.
The 16th century villa, designed by the architect Santi di Tito, opens its gates for a stimulating visit through the territory’s history, art, nature, and culture.
The visit to the villa and its park will take guests through crests, inscriptions, Roman busts and period artifacts to discover life in the Tuscan countryside and its traditions.
The history of the Corsini family spans centuries of the history of Florence, Tuscany, and Italy. It begins in the 13th century, when Neri Corsini arrived in Florence. It is a history made of Saints (St. Andrew Corsini), popes (Clemente XII, to whom the construction of the Capitolini Museums and the Trevi Fountain are attributed), cardinals and bishops of Florence, political representatives of the Granducato of Tuscany, Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy, Deputies of the Constituent Assembly of the Republic of Italy, mayors of Florence, and entrepreneurs who have contributed to the creation of banks and insurance agencies.
Visit the historic wine cellar
The historic wine cellar was constructed in 1600 together with Villa Le Corti. Its enormous dimensions for its time represented a precise management model of a farm during an era of sharecroppers; they transferred the production of wine and olive oil from the humble farmers’ homes to the grand cellars and olive mill of the Fattoria (farm). In doing so, they anticipated modern organization and production by 300 years. The area today, in 2016, is still functional, efficient, and affords full utility in wine and olive oil production. The guided visit takes guests underground, passing through the fermenting rooms for winemaking to the barrel rooms for aging, and finally to the bottling area. The visit also includes one of Chianti’s largest historic orciaia, or olive oil storage areas, and the olive mill. It concludes at the wine bar with a tasting of a selection of current and older vintages from the historic reserves of Villa le Corti.
All products may be purchased and shipped internationally.
Enoteca Le Corti is open on:
Wednesday to Saturday 10am-6pm
For information and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org – t. +39 055 8293026