Villa Le Barone was built as a tower in the middle ages and was the seat of a Baronetcy, hence the name "Le Barone". During the Renaissance, the tower was torn down and converted into a Villa, surrounded by its agricultural estate, where the Della Robbia owners were spending summer.
After the First World War, Marchesa Maria Bianca Viviani Della Robbia managed Villa le Barone as a wine and olive oil estate. Maria Bianca was the granddaughter of François de Larderel, a French 18th century industrialist, who discovered and developed the use of geothermal vapors in Tuscany.
Marie Bianca's daughter, Duchess Franca Visconti, converted the Villa into a charm boutique hotel in Chianti, keeping the refined and elegant atmosphere of a private house, while offering all the modern necessary comfort. It is now the property of Duchess Franca Visconti's heirs, whom you will certainly be able to meet in Le Barone.