Grand Duke Ferdinand I‘s nephew Lorenzo de Medici built the Montevettolini villa, starting in 1597, on the design and under the direction of the architect John Mechini.
In 1615 work began on the construction and maintenance of the various estates including the Medici Farm buildings, which – later on – belonged to the Borghese princes, and are still the current owners.
In the last restoration of the Medici Farm, whose construction began in January 1995.
There has been an attempt to integrate philology and dream, rigor and utopia. Buildings rise massive in the valley of Monsummano, small thermal town near Pistoia, and affirm the Renaissance principle of the supremacy of man over nature, a principle which has been indulged in architectural restoration.