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The famous Italian noble family in Tuscany has been dedicated to viticulture for 26 generations. The family is one of the largest and most important wine producers and trading houses in Italy. The founder was Giovanni di Piero Antinori in 1385, whose lifetime also includes the rise of the Medici family in Florence. He came from a Florentine merchant family with a long winemaking tradition. At that time, the city had gone through a long period of warlike turmoil and several waves of plague. Wine production, together with the silk trade and international banking, formed the third pillar of the family's activities. Niccolò di Tommaso Antinori acquired the Renaissance palace on the Piazza degli Antinori, built in 1469, in 1506. Subsequently, vineyards and small estates were acquired in Tuscany.

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