Our history

The Salviati family came into possession of the estate in the 16th century. Historically, the Salviati family, from the beginning of the 15th century, assumed an important role in the economy of the Republic of Florence, carrying out industrial activities, such as the production and processing of wool and silk, as well as commercial and banking activities, including the opening of various banks not only in Italy but also abroad.
Politically, they also played a major role, remaining at the head of the Florentine Republic, where they had 21 gonfaloniers and 61 priors, and were closely linked to the de' Medici family, with whom they had 7 marriages.
One of the most important marriage contracted was the one between Lucrezia, daughter of Lorenzo Il Magnifico, and Jacopo Salviati, with the aim of reconciling the two families following the assassination in Piazza Signoria in Florence of Francesco Salviati, Archbishop of Pisa, who had played a decisive role during the Pazzi Conspiracy. They settled in Rome together with Pope Leo X, taking up residence in Palazzo Madama, the current seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic, and a Roman branch of the Salviati family arose, four of whom were appointed Cardinals, thus maintaining important roles.
At the end of the 18th century, the family risked extinction with Cardinal Gregorio Salviati.
The last descendant, Anna Maria, married Prince Marcantonio Borghese, whose grandson Scipione took over the name and title of Duke Salviati, and from whom the current members of the family are descended.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, cattle, horses and sheep were reared in the wild on the estate on uncultivated, often marshy and swampy land, and there were also extensive forests where wood and charcoal were produced.

Migliarino underwent a profound transformation during the 19th century at the hands of Duke Scipione Salviati. The entire property was reclaimed with great works of water regulation and 30 farmhouses, two farms, the Church, the School, large warehouses and the Villa were built. However, one of the most important works was the transformation of more than 2,000 hectares of woodland into a park with a prevalence of pinus pinea, oaks, holm oaks and sequoias (taxodium disticum) in the wetlands, which are now more than 20-30 metres high.

The Fattoria di Migliarino is located within the Tenuta Salviati, this large private property of about 3000 hectares in the Migliarino - San Rossore - Massaciuccoli Natural Park.

The renovation of the cottages, from which flats and rooms have been obtained, began in 1992 by Martino and Giovanna Salviati. They wanted to create an environment where you can feel at home and relax in the green surroundings. The business management of the structure is entirely family-run and continues with the help of their four children, Ginevra, Lucrezia, Gherardo and Francesco, who contribute, with their knowledge and experience, to the great work created by their parents.