Historical figure Maria Bianca Viviani

Born in: 1884  - Died in: 1971
Descending from a noble family of French origin linked to the exploitation of geothermal resources in Tuscany, daughter of Bianca de Larderel and Emanuele Alberto Gurrieri, natural son of Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy and Rosa Teresa Vercellana, Countess of Mirafiore.
Maria Bianca, born in 1884, grows very close to her mother, especially after the death of Emanuele of Mirafiore in 1894, followed two years later by the death of Vittorio, the second parent of the couple.
Educated in the Sisters of Badia a Ripoli's college, she soon expresses the literary passion and in 1900 makes her first novel "nuvole e sereno", in which she describes the emotions of the protagonist, in the time between the end of college studies and the marriage.

In 1903, at age 19, Maria Bianca, with the pseudonym of Mary White, publishes three her stories on Milan's "Rivista per signorine di Milano" (directed by Sofia Bisi Albini). He married in Florence on April 19, 1904 the Marchese Giovanni Battista della Robbia, from this union a daughter was born, Franca. In 1905, following disagreements between the two, Maria Bianca returns to live with her mother Bianca.

Maria Bianca Viviani Visited places

Villa Le Barone

 Via San Leolino, 19 - 50022 Greve in Chianti - Florence

Villa Le Barone is a 4-star hotel in Greve in Chianti, a historic manor house owned by the famous Della Robbia family since 1500. A scrupulous restoration has enhanced the timeless elegance of the... see

Offered services

Hotel, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Restaurant

Time period

Italy, Florence