Live the italian style and taste an exquisite wine during your visit at Villa Cusona.
A tour in the ancient cellars of Cusona estate, it is like a time capsule. With over 1000 years of activity, Cusona estate spreads over 530 hectares and is situated amongst the green Tuscan hills, close to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
The political and economic weight of the Strozzi and Guicciardini families, has influenced the history, not only of Tuscany, but also of Italy and Europe. Francesco Guicciardini become a prominent political figure, Governor of the Papal States as well as being a philosopher and historian. The Strozzi, powerful bankers, heads of State and mercenary commanders, were banned from Florence following the rise to power of Cosimo dei Medici. Filippo Strozzi, once back from exile, built the magnificent Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Piero Strozzi was Marshal of France and commanding officer of the French troops. During the XVII century the descendants of the Guicciardini Strozzi family were united in marriage in London to the Marlborough’s, the family of Sir Winston Churchill. 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.
You will be impressed with the interesting story about the family, the visit of the musesum and of the cellars. Enjoy the wine tasting in the “VIP” lounge where you will taste incredible refined wines.