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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.

For a prestigious opportunity to meet Prince Duccio Corsini see

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On 2014/07/20
Sara said:

excellent

Kane was a fabulous guide! He had an extensive knowledge of relevant historical fact and made the history of Florence come alive. It really helped having a native English speaking guide as we found other guides who had English as their second language were often difficult to understand. Thank you Kane!

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Kaaren said:

EXCELLENT VENICE TOURS

The 4 Venice tours, Venice in one Glorious Day, are outstanding. We did 2 on Mon 5/12 and 2 on Wed 5/14. Jen was our fantastic guide for 2 of them. I don't remember the names of the other 2 Italian ladies, but they were also excellent & easy to understand.

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On 2014/04/22
Helen Stevens said:

I'd like to thank Angelos for giving us a fantastic evening tour 16th April. His local knowledge brought Florence alive and made our stay much more enjoyable. Thanks for the tips about places to go - we loved the Opera!

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On 2014/04/15
Susan S said:

Simply Wonderful!

Touring the Uffizi Gallery with Klaus was the highlight of our trip to Florence; his passion and knowledge provided for an unforgettable afternoon. Booking a tour with ArtViva is highly recommended!

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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On 2013/08/27
peter taylor said:

great

enjoyed tour,very informative and pleasant pace would reccomend

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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.

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