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Tenuta Il PalazzoWhat today looks like the Estate Il Palazzo has been over the years a stopping point for travelers, because of its location along the ancient Via Ariminensis or Salt Road which connected Rome to Rimini. Later it was a source of employment for the inhabitants of the area. The company was divided into four farms where four patriarchal families of 55 people lived and worked. Around the 60's the industrial development absorbed agricultural workers and turned them into workers causing the exodus from the countryside. This also happened to our company, which became depopulated between 1965 and 1970. Since 1971 Banelli’s has started managing the company and hiring wage laborers. In 1976 the two owners Mrs. Anna Maria Banelli and her husband Primo began to restore the hamlet of the Estate recovering its original architectural value and at the same time devoting to the farmhouse. There were important land improvements such as the irrigation systems, an artificial reservoir to collect rainwater to be used to irrigate crops during the summer. All this has improved and maintained steady income, focusing on the expansion of new more profitable. crops Here is the implementation of the most modern olive groves and vineyards. In 2005 a very modern cellar was realized in the farm, where ancient materials such as brick and stone come together in harmony with a cutting-edge wine-making technology. Over 105 acres, the property stands on a high hill 300-400 meters above sea level. In the center part there is the medieval hamlet with the swimming – pool, the farmhouse surrounded by 35 hectares of vineyards, 6,000 olive trees, woods and arable land.
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Guicciardini StrozziThe business boasts over 1000 years of activity, with the earliest testimony to Cusona's existence dating back to 994 AD. The Cusona Estate spreads over 530 hectares and is situated among the green Tuscan hills, close to the medieval town of San Gimignano (known as the medieval Manhattan). Throughout the centuries, the political and economic weight of the Strozzi and Guicciardini families, with their illustrious figures, has influenced the history, not only of Tuscany, but also of Italy and Europe. Francesco Guicciardini, for whom Niccolo' Machiavelli started his political career as secretary, became a prominent political figure, acting as Governor of the Papal States as well as being a philosopher and historian. The Strozzi were powerful bankers, heads of State and mercenary commanders. As direct rivals of the Medici, they were banned from Florence following the rise to power of Cosimo dei Medici. Nevertheless they increased their enormous wealth elsewhere, which enabled Fillippo Strozzi, once back from exile, to build the magnificent Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Amongst the illustrious ancestors a special mention should be given to Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, otherwise known as "La Gioconda", painted by Leornado da Vinci. The current members of the family are the 15th generation of descendants of Monna Lisa. Under the leadership of Francesco Guicciardini, Mayor of Florence and Minister of Agriculture and Foreign Affairs and married to Luisa Strozzi, Cusona Estate became a prominent national example of avant-garde business. In the 70's Prince Girolamo Strozzi, founder and first president of Consorzio della Vernaccia, was among the first ones to export around the world the wines of the region, specially the historical Vernaccia di San Gimignano. In 1998 the wine production extended to Maremma (south part of Tuscany). Prince Girolamo still runs the company together his two daughters, Natalia and Irina. This last one is the actual President of Consorzi
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