The Nittardi Estate, on the boundary between the provinces of Siena and Florence, was originally a defensive tower known as “Nectar Dei”. In the 16th century, the property belonged to Michelangelo, who sent Nittardi wine to Rome as a “genuine gift to the Pope”.
Over the centuries the property changed hands until it was taken over in 1982 by Frankfurt publisher and art gallery owner Peter Femfert and his wife Stefania, a historian from Venice. They reconstructed Nittardi step by step and replanted the vineyards. Today Nittardi includes protected woodlands, vineyards, and olive groves.