db Eats: Villa di Geggiano

13th September, 2018 by Lucy Shaw

Chiswick dweller Lucy Shaw heads to Villa di Geggiano on the High Road for heavenly burrata, creamy cacio e pepe and an intriguing Tuscan rosé.

The concept: A Tuscan villa is not something you’d expect to find on Chiswick High Road. Villa di Geggiano’s owners, the Bianchi Bandinelli family, have faithfully recreated their sprawling Tuscan estate on Chiswick’s busiest street, down to the green shutters and gated entrance.

The original villa has been in the hands of the Bianchi Bandinelli family, who count Pope Alexander II among their direct descendants, since 1527, and boasts a private chapel and landscaped garden.

On the warm late summer evening we visited its reincarnation in Chiswick, while enjoying an apéritif in the foliage filled courtyard, it almost felt like we’d been….

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