• 1850 the Tignanello estate

1850 the Tignanello estate

The Antinori family adds to the family holdings a series of small farms with vineyards in the Chianti Classico area; the acquistions include Paterno, Santa Maria, and Poggio Niccolini along with 47 hectares (close to 120 acres) at Tignanello, extending a property which becomes the current Tignanello estate.

1859 the Italian war of independence

The provisional Tuscan government names a commission and Niccolò Antinori is an integral part. The commission is charged with creating provisional armed forces to maintain public order during the war of independence.

1852 Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour

Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour becomes Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia and subsequently head of the government; he then becomes, with the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, the first President of the Council of Ministers of the new state. One of the leading figures of the Italian Risorgimento, he distinguishes himself as a strenuous defender and proponent of liberal ideas, of civic and economic progress, and of movements of national unification, directing with success and much consensus the events that would lead to a newly united Italy.

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