Tenuta di Vignale is located on a low hill that dominates the plain of the river Cornia nearby the ruins of an ancient castle known as “Vignale Vecchio”.
Probabaly the name vignale has origins from the latin vinealis that probably means that the area was covered of vines.
The castle was part of the possession of the family Lambardi until 711, year in which it was acquired by th Bishops of Lucca. The destruction of the castle dates back to 1365 and it was due to the family Appiano, lord of Piombino who started a reclaim on the terriory and make it a pasture.
In 1746 the villa was purchaised by Lelio Franceschi and only after a century it was divided in two parts between the cousin Francesco and Luigi Franceschi. The half of Francesco was then acquired by marriage by the count Alessandro Emanuele Rosselmini Gualandi.
His daughter Emma, born from the marriage of Alessandro and Marianna Franceschi, was the last member of the family Rosselmini Gualandi, cited by Dante in his Comedy. Her marriage with Giuseppe Giuli transferred the property of the territory to the family Giuli.
The descendants of the family Giuli Rosselmini Gualandi are still the owners of Tenuta di Vignale and other properties of the surroundings. More than 20 years ago, they’ve decided to open this paradise to every one who can enjoy the peace of nature and the genuine flavours of the countryside.