• 1939 Antinori and the royal house of Italy

1939 Antinori and the royal house of Italy

During the first 40 years of the 20th century, Antinori is a continuous supplier of wine to the Royal House of Italy.

1938 Piero Antinori is born

Piero Antinori, son of Marquis Niccolò Antinori and Carlotta della Gherardesca, is born at Villa Antinori, and is, on the maternal side, the descendent of a countess of an old noble family and the American Moses Taylor.
Piero has an older sister, Ilaria, and a younger brother, Lodovico, born in 1942.

1939 Pope Pius XI and Hitler

In May of 1938, during the official visit of Adolf Hitler to Rome, Pope Pius XI decides to close the Vatican Museums and turn off the lights in the Vatican. An emblematic episode in one of the darkest periods of the twentieth century.

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