The wealth and personality of Niccoluccio Bindi allowed his son Marco to organize an army, which fought victoriously at Lucignano against the Aretines. The valor and the ability displayed by Marco on the battlefield permitted him to be elected to the government of the Republic.
We are in the last years of the fourteenth century, and the family leaves its feudal properties in Rapolano behind and moves to Siena. The Bindi are successful: Giovanni in 1430 is elected to the new government of the Signoria and acquires the status of nobility in Siena. In the mid-1500s
Captain Gerolamo Bindi marries Calidonia Sergardi. They have no children of their own, and decide to adopt Ottavio Sergardi, son of Calidonia’s brother.
Thus the surname Bindi Sergardi is born.
Over the centuries, family members have always continued to invest and dedicate their energies in the cultivation of vines and arable land.