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PLANNING A ROMANTIC WEDDING IN TUSCANY, ITALY
The ultimate Tuscany Wedding Guide Updated for 2023
Romantic countryside views, ancient wedding venues filled with history, delicious tasty food, excellent wine and mind-blowing sunset landscapes. These are few of the many reasons for choosing Tuscany for your Destination Wedding in Italy!
Many celebrities also have decided to get married in Tuscany as for example Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at Forte di Belvedere in Florence or Kate Upton and Justin Verlander at Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort.
So why you should get merried in Tuscany? Its landscape is dominated by astonishing hills as in Val D'Orcia, well-curated avenues of cypresses, famous vineyards such as Chianti and romantic and peaceful venues and castles. Tuscany is also known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. This is why this region of Italy is particularly full of old medieval towns, art and culture.
Indeed, only in Tuscany you'll be able to visit six World Heritage Sites within a few kilometres: The historical centre of Florence, San Gimignano, Siena, the Val d’Orcia (see an example of intimate tuscany wedding celebrated here), the Cathedral of Pisa with the famous Leaning Tower and Pienza.
Planning your Destination Wedding in Tuscany will give you also the possibility to spend an incredible romantic honeymoon in this lovely region.
HOW TO GET TO TUSCANY
For long-haul flights it's possible to reach Tuscany landing in one of the major Italian Airports and Malpensa (Milan) or Fiumicino (Rome) and then rent a car from there or reach the main cities by train.
Malpensa airport is approximately at 4 hours drive from Florence, while Fiumicino airport is only 3 hours away.
If you are flying from an European country with short-haul flights it is possible to land directly to Pisa or Florence. In particular Pisa airport is served also by Ryan Air, giving you the possibility to get to Tuscany with good deals on low-cost air tickets.
TUSCANY WEDDING VENUES
- Villa Medicea di Lilliano
- Villa Grabau
- Villa di Ulignano
- Conti di San Bonifacio
- Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte
Let's briefly discuss this lovely & exclusive Tuscany Wedding Venues.
VILLA MEDICEA DI LILLIANO
Placed in the town of Grassina, 7km away from Florence, Villa Medicea di Lilliano is an absolutely gem among the beautiful Tuscany Wedding venues. Recently renovated, the Villa keeps all the ancient beauty of the Tuscan countryside. It has been used as the farm headquarters of the famous Medici family, based in Florence.
Now Villa Medicea di Lilliano offers a unique solution for intimate and large Destination Weddings. The main space for the Wedding Reception & Party is the Lemon House, which is perfect for 100-150 guests (max 200). There is on site rooming available: 14 guest rooms for up to 32 guests overnight; it also offers a romantic bridal suite.
Civil and symbolic cerimony is allowed in the beautiful terrace looking onto Florance and the close countryside. The rental price is around 12.000€ for a minimum rental period of 1 night.
Amazing Villa located just 7km north of Lucca, this enchanting Renaissance Villa of 1500 lies on a panoramic position of great naturalistic harmony, offering enchanted views and corners for a dreamy and exclusive wedding.
At Villa Grabau you'll be delighted by a large enclosed park of nine hectares with a great variety of historic plants and monumental trees.
It is possible to hold a civil, simbolic and religious cerimony in this magic place. The capacity of the lemon house is about 250 people, the villa can accommodate 130 people in the central hall and up to 250 people in the central hall together with the side rooms of the entire ground floor.
The rental price starts from 2000€.
VILLA DI ULIGNANO
Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the center of the triangle drawn by the cities of Pisa, Siena and Florence, Villa di Ulignano is a splendid 17th century Villa that extends over an area of 7 hectares between Volterra, the nearest town, and San Gimignano, both recognized destinations for art and tourism.
The airport of Pisa is at one hour’s drive, so it's easily reachable.
In this amazing Wedding Venue it's possible to hold a wedding cerimony, thanks to a little chapel. Villa di Ulignano has room for 130 guests outdoor and 90 wedding guests indoor.
This luxury villa can accommodate up to a maximum of 37-40 guests in its 15 rooms, all furnished with refined taste, and here it's available a great outdoor swimming pool for some crazy stuff during the party!
CONTI DI SAN BONIFACIO
Near the town of Grosseto there is an intimate location for Elopements, Wedding and Vows Renewal. Conti di San Bonifacio is an exclusive five-star destination for guests to experience the true essence of Tuscany.
A beautiful iconic cypress tree lined driveway leads you up to the resort.
The position of the venue is strategic: on top of a hill, overlooking a splendid vineyard. Imagine celebrating in this scenario your eternal love: simply romantic, rustic and chic!
The venue has a total of 7 double rooms and it is requested a minimum stay of 3 nights. The location is about 1 hour drive from Siena.
VILLA CORSINI A MEZZOMONTE
The Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, a former Medici villa, is located in the city of Impruneta, in the Chianti region, just 20 minutes away from Florence.
It is located on the only hill that enjoys a view that sweeps from Mugello to Chianti, passing through the countryside of the Val d’Arno. In addition to the beauty of the surrounding nature and its four historic gardens, the Villa offers large internal halls filled with art, expecially the "Galleria" room, perfect for a long Imperial style table with stunning view over the hills.
LOCATIONS IDEA FOR YOUR WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT IN TUSCANY - A Photographer's point of view
The starting point for your Couple Session Photoshoot is definitely your Wedding venue. Each one of the previously mentioned Tuscany Wedding venues has unique terraces/gardens with great views over old towns or great hills. The goal of investing so much money on a Tuscany Wedding is because you can find romantic venues with great spots for photography too.
In case you want something different from your Wedding venue as setting for your Wedding Photoshoot, Tuscany has a lot to offers to you. You can visit Florence, Siena and other old towns for a medieval urban setting (be aware that there will probably be many tourists so if you plan to visit big famous cities probabibly it could be better to set up a Next Day Photoshoot at dawn). Other possibilities are in the countryside around Arezzo and Siena, among the vineyards of the Chianti hills, Carrara marble quarries (in most of the cases you'll need permissions), and in the splendid setting of the Val d’Orcia.
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