Built in the 16th century on what was once an agricultural reserve, Villa Corsi Salviati is situated in Sesto Fiorentino. Perched on the hills surrounding Florence, its charming Baroque façade, terraced towers and sculptures, are a testament to a bygone era in which literature and art were intertwined with daily life.
Today, FerriFirenze’s current home remains an oasis of enchanting gardens, flora, sculptures and mosaics, envisaged by some of the most famous creatives of the time. Ever committed to caring for Italy’s beauties and wonders, the luxury jeweler has contributed to the restoration of the garden and its statues, thus perpetuating an ethos of cultural preservation.
Originally purchased by the Corsican Marquises in 1503 it was later purchased in the 1900s by Giulio Guicciardini Corsi Salviati, who restored the property to its original splendor. The glorious landscape architecture was stewarded by Antonio Corso, who designed its expansive gardens in 1571. Corso punctuated the villa’s paths and fountains with famous works, including 18 statues by Girolamo Ticciati whose works between the 17th and 18th centuries conjured mythological lore.
Originally, the villa and its lands revolved around family life, but following the rise of the Medicis, it evolved into a holiday haven for leading artists and poets of the time. To this day, Villa Corsi Salviati continues to inspire creative realities like FerriFirenze to bring tangible wonders to life.