Giannozzi Estates lie in Marcialla, a medieval village in the Elsa valley, where in 1200 the Pogna Castle became the rebel stronghold of the Alberti Courts. One of the Castle’s watchtowers is still to be found upon the grounds of the Farms. Lying as it does along the road between Florence and Siena, the area around Marcialla is ideal for visiting these two cities as well as the nearby medieval towns of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. One can experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Chianti and the Val d’Elsa areas, rich in history and art. The area is, of course, famous for its delicious Tuscan cuisine and fine wines. It is from this very land that, thanks to the beauty and abundance of its fruit, a brand has been created that is recognized and sought after the world over. Its very own landscape was created by farms like ‘Fattorie Giannozzi’ which has been working upon and respecting the Tuscan soil for eleven generations. In the second half of the eighteen hundreds, a great grandfather of the present owners, Giuseppe Giannozzi, enlarged the property with the purpose of a second ‘nucleus’ of land. It was he himself who, at the beginning of the nineteen hundreds, ensured the first industrial wine cellar be built. After the First World War he purchased the 16th century farm-villa at Marcialla from the Ulivi Counts. Still today the villa is a symbol of the Giannozzi farms and appears upon the labels of their products. Today the owners are two of Luciano’s three children, Luca and Simone Giannozzi. Luca is in charge of wine and extra virgin olive oil production (both high quality products and in high demand). Simone is mainly in charge of the tourism sector; for, as well as the farm producing fine quality wine and olive oil, it has also created a sophisticated Bed and Breakfast establishment within the Villa.