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Prince Duccio Corsini

The Corsini family is one of the great noble families of Italy.

The family dates back to the twelfth century, before the Renaissance even begun and is still flourishing to this day. Few families anywhere in the world can boast such prestigious ancestors as the Corsini – a pope (Pope Clement XII in the 18th century) and a saint (Sant’Andrea Corsini in the 14th century) among them. The Corsini pope – Pope Clement XII – commissioned one of the great masterpieces of Italy, the Trevi fountain in Rome.

princecorsinistem.gifToday Duccio Corsini is heir to the title of 10th Prince of Sismano. Prince Duccio Corsini’s grandfather was the largest landowner in all of Italy, owning 17 important properties. The family still own large estates in Tuscany including “Le Corti” in San Casciano just ten kilometres from Florence and the magnificent Tenuta Marsiliana in Southern Tuscany. Their two palaces in Florence, one of which (the Palazzo Corsini) contains some of the finest art works in the Italy – with masterpieces by Botticelli, Raphael and Bernini.
Prince Duccio Corsini has many interests, but perhaps his best known and celebrated is his knowledge and love of good wine and food. It is no coincidence that the prince has strong links with the Slow Food movement as his estates produce some of the finest wines and olive oils in Italy. Prince Corsini has been instrumental in renovating and expanding the agricultural achievements of his family. His family’s historic estates in the Chianti and Maremma regions of Tuscany are justly world famous.

princecorsiniadoptavinetuscanywinetour4.jpgPrince Corsini prides himself on the use of traditional methods of wine making such as hand picking the grapes and never using drip irrigation systems. His commitment to excellence is evident from the very first sniff. The most famous of the Corsini wines is probably Don Tommaso, the signature wine of the Don Tommaso vineyard made from Sangiovese grapes with a hint of Merlot. In 2006 Wine Spectator awarded this sensual wine 91 points.

Since 2003, the olive oil produced by the Corsini family has been recognised as Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Chianti Classico DOP. Only the best Italian olive oils are awarded this distinction.

The legacy of the Corsini family is visible throughout Italy – from the monumental (the Trevi fountain in Rome and the historic villas and palaces of Florence and Tuscany) to the smaller but no less important paintings and sculptures commissioned by the family. Prince Corsini ensures that this legacy will live on for many more years with his conservation of his family properties, gardens and works of art and his ever increasing commitment to high quality Tuscan wines and olive oils.

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On 2013/12/15
Ryan Antista said:

Awesome and highly recommended!

I used the Art Viva services while in Florence for two tours, The Uffizi Gallery and the Academia Gallery. Because I went in a low season I was the only client and the company still went through with the service, thank you! I had the best tour guild that I could ever hope for! Her name was Elizabeth. She was knowledgeable, fun to be with, very well informed and broke down the pieces and art history in a way that was artful in and of itself. I give the tour service and specifically Elizabeth a 100% A+ and recommend this group all the way. I had a great experience, thank you so much!!


On 2013/11/04
Anthony said:

Great tour, Stefan was the best

If you are going to Florence this tour is a must, Volterra is amazing "town in the clouds", and without all the tourists. Stefan made the tour absolutely fantastic and it was the highlight of our holidays.


On 2013/10/22
Jane Wood said:

Uffizi Tour 26.9.13

An excellent tour. Floriana our guide: friendly; informative and impressively knowledgeable. A dream fulfilled. Thank you.


On 2013/09/08
Howard said:

Inspiring and Fun!

We did the Florence in One Glorious Day. Worth every moment. Klaus entertained, inspired and excited us with his knowledge, delivery and communication. He gave us 'big picture' history and 'little picture' stories, putting humanity into the architecture. Just excellent. Liz helped us enjoy the Uffizi and Accademia with her art knowledge and insight. Both great tour guides. Next time, we'll be back!


On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:


enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend


On 2013/06/29
Studebaker Family said:

Perfect Morning in Tuscany was Truly Perfect

On our last day in Florence we wanted to go off the beaten path. This tour was perfect - hiking, history and beautiful scenery. We can't say enough about our tour guide Stefano - he was exceptionally knowledgeable, accommodating and very personable. By the end of the tour, we felt like we'd spent the morning with a friend. The tour included a delicious lunch at a villa with gorgeous views and great company. We highly recommend requesting Stefano for your tour and lunch.


On 2013/06/25
Jennifer said:

The Orginal Best of Tuscany

Went to Italy for first time for my 40th Birthday... We did the Best of Tuscany tour on our last day.Everything about the trip was amazing! When we first arrived, the ladies in the office were very friendly and helpful! We all met, on time with the minibus waiting for us.Our tour guide, Stephon, was great, knowledgeable and entertaining. The location stops were breathtaking and the tour/lunch of the winery exceeded my expectations. I would recommend tours from ArtViva to anyone!


On 2013/06/10
vanessa said:

had a fabulous morning with Stephan leading us across the hill tops behind Florence. A great walk in some beautiful county which ended at a great villa. Definitely recommend it and Stephan is a great guide


On 2013/06/10
David said:

Excellent, highly knowledgeable and professional

I am currently in Italy and last week was in Florence where I used their services for four tours: First Original Florence Walk, then Masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery, Original David Academia Tour and last Best of Tuscany with Volterra. I cannot say enough good things about them. The guides were native English speakers, they were highly knowledgeable and experienced about their subject, and all were very pleasant and helpful. None of the groups I was in last week were very big the largest about 13 or 14. When there was a larger group they split it in half and brought in another guide. They used a radio type communication device in all but one of these groups which worked extremely well for me, since I have a hearing problem and wear hearing aides. The "Best of Tuscanny with Volterra" tour had only three participants even though the minimum states at leasts four. It was the best tour of their offerings and all were great. This is the best company I have used in all my traveling.


On 2013/06/01
Fred & Cinda Armstrong said:

Two tours with Klaus - David and the walking tour of Florence, one with Helen - Uffizi, and a day in Tuscany with Stephan were all absolutely superb. They were totally knowledgeable, attentive, and timely. We had heard of your company from a colleague. Her recommendation of excellence was totally accurate, and we will be more than happy to pass your name to others whenever possible.

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