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BE TOSCANA!

ciascun confusamente un bene apprende

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nel qual si queti l'animo e disira

BE TOSCANA!

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HISTORY OF SALVADONICA

The name "Salvadonica" is most likely derived from the union of two antique latin words "Selva" and "Domini"."Selva" means a forested area with a small spring or water suply, in fact, the Terzone creek passes right through the area belonging to Salvadonica.

"Domini" means the owner or lord, a noble person by definition, and the coat of arms inlaid on the two main buildings at Salvadonica is that of the noble Corsini family who were at one time the owners of huge territories in Toscana. 

The "Borgo" Salvadonica has it’s origins in the X1V century. It would seem in fact that the oldest part of the complex is the stone building with the "piccionaia" (pigeon house). The other buildings then rose at a later date according to the needs of the owner and the space available on the farm and include large building "intonicato" or finished in Tuscan Red was the home of the family who farmed the area, and the stone fienile (barn house), the "porcilaia" for raising pigs and the "vinsantaia" which for many years held barrels of the famous vin santo wine. 

Following a period of significant expansion under the Corsini nobil family, salvadonica suffered a huge fall in productivity due to the evolving local economic and social situation.

The activity on the farm was at one stage reduced to the cultivation of a few acres of vineyards and olive groves. 

In 1981, the Baccetti family took over Salvadonica, saving the farm from the degredation which had reulted from a general tendency to abandon the countryside for life in the city.

Having acquired Salvadonica, the Baccetti family decided on a complete restoration which would howvere, maintain and exhalt the classical and traditional architectual characteristics of the local area.

The restoration, which lasted more than three years, made of Salvadonica what it is today-a wonderful refuge for those seeking a break in the countryside in absolute comfort and relax. 

Salvadonica now covers an area of approx. 26 acres of which four are vineyard, 5 olive groves and the remainder parkland and forest. 

Every year we produce an excellent Chianti Classico wine and a fine tasting Extra Virgin Olive Oil (produced of course using the "prima spematura a freddo-first extraction by cold press method).