The villa at Vignamaggio was built by the Gherardini family in the XIV century. Now a wine estate and agriturismo, Villa Vignamaggio is known by locals as Monnalisa’s villa because it is rumored to have once been home to Lisa Gherardini (Leonardo’s Gioconda).
The vineyards are the heart of the farm and extend over 62 hectares. From Chianti Classico to rosè, from Vin Santo to Grappa, here you can taste great organic wines and enjoy an amazing view of the valley.
But there is more: during the nineties the filmmaker Kenneth Branagh chose Vignamaggio as the setting for his adaptation of the comedy Much Ado About Nothing (1993), starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Michael Keaton and Keanu Reeves and based on William Shakespeare’s story.