The typical image of Tuscany that comes to mind are the pastel-coloured hills, the fields well cultivated and charming stone villages surrounded by olive groves and vineyards. Of this region, famous for its wines,
Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, breath-taking scenery, a fantastic imagination and artistic monuments: it is impossible not to fall in love. It is no coincidence that Tuscany is today one of the most sought-after destinations for
weddings, wedding and travel.
The history of Tuscany has to start with the famous Florence, the capital of the region. Florence, who is perhaps the most loved and visited in Italy, is known worldwide for its historic buildings and magnificent treasures of art.
City of the Renaissance and fashion became famous thanks to the creativity of fashion houses such as Gucci, Prada, Emilio Pucci and Salvatore Ferragamo.
The official ceremonies are held in the town hall of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, the old castle – fortress, in Piazza della Signoria, where visitors are greeted by a copy of the statue of David, the famous work of Michelangelo.
The Red Hall of the Palazzo Vecchio can accommodate up to 40 people. The most famous wedding was held in the castle in 1565, the marriage of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, between Francesco I de ‘Medici and Giovanna of Austria. In the castle, there are frescoes by Giorgio Vasari, dedicated to this event.
If you choose to celebrate your wedding ceremony in Florence, the Orthodox wedding, for example, can be held in the beautiful Orthodox Church of the Nativity.
This church was built over 100 years ago, and is very different from the rest of the architecture of the city and its typical domes.
If you want to celebrate your wedding in a relaxed and intimate setting, there will be no doubts! Suitable variant of celebration in medieval castles and villas of Tuscany. These are usually located
outside of the city in popular areas in Tuscany, such as Chianti near Florence, or the beautiful Val d’Orcia near Siena.
Particular attention should be paid to the capital of the Val d’Orcia, where he has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is considered the epitome of the ideal city of the Renaissance. The architecture, harmoniously combined with beautiful palaces and temples, created by Pope Pius II, a divine vision of the valley, crafts, cuisine and tradition. The unique beauty of this city is the perfect backdrop for a wedding photo sole.
Even the names of the streets here seem decorations specifically created… Way Lover, Way Kiss and of course, the road of Love.
For the true romantic, no doubt, is suitable Siena, a city in which he lives the spirit of the Middle Ages. Siena maintains a Gothic palace with frescoes by masters of the Siena’s school, a nice little square, narrow streets, and above all, it is rich brick red colour.
The civil ceremony in Siena can be held in the magnificent Town Hall, the Public Palace, located in the most important area of Siena, Piazza del Campo.
The same official ceremonies can be held in a medieval abbey not far from Siena.
For newlyweds Russians,this place would be interesting, not only for its famous history and architecture, but also for the fact that here was filmed by Andrei Tarkovsky, “Nostalgia” with Oleg Jankowski in the title role.
In Tuscany, there are many cities and towns, each of which has its own dialect.
Arezzo, for example, a medieval town famous for the production of jewellery and almost intact historic center. In addition, even the city of Pisa, famous throughout the world for the architecture of monuments, where you can celebrate the ceremony in the palace Gambacorti or under the sky, and enjoy the view of the Leaning Tower.
Lucca, a charming town with a preserved fortress wall around the old town, is sometimes called the Little Florence. Here formal and symbolic, marriage can be arranged in an elegant private villa.
In addition, for those who dream of a wedding with a sea view, definitely a good idea is to organize the wedding ceremony on the wide sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which stretches for over 300 km. Guaranteed a breath-taking view of the beautiful sunset with the sun setting in the sea.
The popular towns along the coast are Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and Pietrasanta. Very close to the city of Pisa, and even the coast of Liguria, which can be a great opportunity for your guests to become acquainted with these beautiful places.
Photographer: Francesco Spighi