Over 400 years of history

For over 400 years the Bianchi Bandinelli family have maintained and developed the Tuscan estate of Villa di Geggiano. Each generation has appreciated the responsibility of ensuring the preservation of this legacy for the future as an important cultural landmark.

Given to the Bianchi Bandinelli family as the dowry of Girolama Santi when she married Girolamo Bandinelli in 1527, Villa di Geggiano and its beautiful grounds have been maintained, developed and improved by the family ever since. The first documents testifying to the family’s wine-making activity date back to 1725 when Niccolò Bandinelli, already skilfully producing wines in the cellars of the Villa, started exporting them to Great Britain. Amongst the ancestry of the Bianchi Bandinelli family are Pope Alexander III and the art historian and archaeologist Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli.

Today the Villa and its winery are run by the brothers Andrea and Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli, who have been responsible for the recent continued restoration and renovation of the Villa, as well as the building of two luxury suites in one of the original garden pavilions. Here guests are welcome to stay and experience the exceptional surroundings of the Villa, whilst enjoying all the comforts of modern day living.

 

Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli

Descended from ancient aristocracy in Siena, Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli became a world renowned, and well respected, art historian and archaeologist. His early research focused on the Etruscan centres close to his family lands, Clusium (1925) and Suana (1929).  To read more about Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli click here.

Pope Alexander III

Pope from 1159-81, Rolando Bandinelli’s papacy covered the murder of Thomas Becket (for which he humbled Henry II), and he held the Third Council of the Lateran, an important Catholic Synod. To read more about Alexander’s eventful reign click here for a pdf by James F. Loughlin.


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