I’m from Florence. I studied landscape architecture. I moved to Chianti 12 years ago for the love of the region and to also create a holiday place for lovers of la bella vita. Four years ago, with my family I moved back to Florence and we also spent one year in London. In November 2007 the pull of Chianti was too strong to resist and we decided to move back to Tuscany and breathe fresh life into the Borgo di Santa Maria.


NickI was born in London. My mother is from Japan, father from New Zealand. I have lived in England, Spain and Japan. After graduating in economics I decided to further my studies by following up my passion for history. Much of my research focused on Italy stretching back from the Renaissance to the Second World War. It was fascinating to look at Italy from such an historical perspective. Since my first visit at the age of twelve Italy has always had a special place in my heart, Florence in particular. Now I am also discovering the many other treasures that Tuscany has to offer, with the countryside of Chianti as my setting.

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