Gianna, originally from Pontassieve (a small town about 20km from Londa) and Marcello, born in Fiesole (near Florence), married in 1973. Their passion for the countryside drew them to Londa, where they bought the villa l’Intento and the surrounding olive groves. And so renovation work began on the villa. The work was painstakingly long and slow and it was during this period that the villa served as a weekend retreat.
Marco was born in 1976 and four years later, once the restoration work had been completed, the M. family moved into the villa.