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Il Borro, a 1,750-acre farm estate in the Arno Valley that twice passed through Medici hands, the recorded history of noble owners dates to a millennium ago.
Most recently, Duke Amedeo d’Aosta, a member of Italy’s royal family, sold the estate to Ferruccio Ferragamo, scion of the famous fashion house, in 1993.
Umber tones, sweeping classic lines, arches, wrought iron gates and stone floors : those elements are specific to Tuscan architecture, a style that derives from the Etruscans.
This ancient race of Italians incorporated Greek elements into their own designs and then passed that architectural style to the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Tuscan architecture flourishes not only on the sun-dappled hills of Tuscany but also across the rest of the world, apparent in distinctive and elegant details.
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