Our History

Our History

If the warm, sun-blessed stones of Villa Medicea Di Lilliano Wine Estate could tell a story, it would be one of ambition, royalty and change.

As a time traveler, you’d see an 11th Century lookout tower high on a hill above Florence, the perfect location to survey the city. Four hundred years on, that tower had become a magnificent family home belonging to aristocracy – Grand Duke Ferdinando II of the famous Medici family. They continually enlarged the estate; it certainly impressed King Frederick IV of Denmark when he visited in 1709!

After the main Medici dynasty died out, Villa Medicea Di Lilliano Wine Estate was bought by the Malenchini family. We too are dedicated to improving and enhancing our historic yet forward-looking home, which we’re excited to share with you now.


"The history behind the villa and its association with Florence is terribly interesting. Go and stay for a week, and for Heaven's sake, bring friends!"

Stacy L – Trip Advisor


Villa Medicea di Lilliano - Interior

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