To believe in the future, work hard and take risks when the market requires resourcefulness: this is the ‘Florentine’ lesson that the Corsini family successfully learned when they came to Florence from Poggibonsi at the end of the 1100s. Initially they were merchants, then they became bankers, often finding their way into political and religious careers. The height of the family’s success came in 1730 when, after four months of Conclave, Lorenzo Corsini (1652-1740), at the age of 78, ascended to the papal throne, which he held for ten years, as Clement XII.
In the 19th century, the political mandates entrusted to representatives of the Corsini family multiplied, before, during and after the Restoration up to Tommaso Corsini, who was a deputy of the Regno d’Italia from 1865 to 1882, a life senator, as well as the founder of Fondiaria Assicurazioni, and President of the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. Principe Tommaso (VIII Prince of Sismano, 1903-1980) nephew of Tommaso took part in Italy’s political life as a Constituent Assembly deputy for the constitution of the Italian Republic. To add a new page to nine centuries of history, during which commerce, finance, politics, religion, diplomacy and agriculture have offered, from time to time and often at the same time, the chance to show off personal skills.
Today, this mark can essentially come from the agricultural landscape, which needs to be protected and used in a sustainable way. This is at the heart of Duccio Corsini’s work in the Chianti Classico region, with Villa Le Corti, and in the Maremma region near Grosseto, with their Marsiliana Estate.
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