Tuscany is a heritage of Italy and the world. A land rich in art and culture, but also in nature and unique landscapes.
A paradise on earth where tradition, typical cuisine, splendid islands, Renaissance heritages and medieval villages attract tourists from every corner of the planet every year.
How can we forget Florence, a true open-air museum, or Siena with its medieval charm, passing through Pisa with its Gothic architecture, and then the vineyards of the Val d’Orcia, the lands of Chianti, the Maremma.
If you are looking for an exclusive location, Tuscany has it all. A territory that offers locations for unforgettable weddings, villas for ceremonies, farmhouses and castles.
Today we will look at a selection of the 10 most beautiful locations in Tuscany, from Lucca to Siena, from Florence to Prato, the bride and groom are spoilt for choice.
Villa Catureglio is a historic Tuscan estate dating back to the 13th century, surrounded by greenery and situated on the slopes of the Apuan Alps.
The villa is located a few kilometres from Lucca, is a magical place and annually hosts unforgettable weddings.
It is an exclusive place for those who love weddings away from prying eyes. Vitta Catureglio can accommodate up to 120 people, is authorised to celebrate civil ceremonies and has historical accommodation inside the villa and in the cottage.
When searching for enchanted venues for your wedding, you should consider Villa Mangiacane, an estate nestled in the Chianti wine region.
The property dates back to the 15th century and was built by the Machiavelli family. It still retains all its Renaissance charm.
The villa is located a few kilometres from Florence, far from the city centre, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards.
The location is everything a couple could wish for. The bride and groom can choose from several locations on the property, personalising their wedding in every aspect.
The historic villa also has rooms with attention to every detail that will make the bride, groom and guests’ stay a lasting memory.
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Moving towards Siena, Podere Finerri, also known as The Lazy Olive, is an estate that, on request, and thanks to the presence of an ancient stone church, allows the bride and groom to celebrate their civil wedding in a historic former medieval town hall.
The farm is a romantic structure overlooking the Sienese hills, a magical place rich in tradition and respect for raw materials.
The podere, just a few kilometres from Asciano, offers facilities dating back to the 1500s, but also features a swimming pool and eleven bedrooms, each tastefully designed and faithful to the surrounding style.
Villa Medicea is located in Grassina, a few kilometres from Florence. It is one of the most sought-after locations for brides and grooms from all over the world. Immersed in the typical Tuscan countryside, the property offers private and independent villas.
Among these, the Villa Medicea dating back to the 11th century is the jewel in the crown. A period building with large spaces and terraces that will leave you breathless.
The Villa is recognised as one of the top 10 wedding venues in Italy and it is also possible to hold a civil ceremony there.
The bride and groom and their guests can enjoy the villa’s numerous spaces, including the garden, the terrace and the Limonaia courtyard. Magical and exclusive places designed by those who want the best for their wedding.
Villa Le Fontanelle is a historic residence, an ideal location for getting married in Tuscany. In the 15th century, the Medici family donated Le Fontanelle to Marsilio Ficino.
Over the centuries, the villa has been enriched with historical and cultural heritage that is still carefully preserved today. It is a dream structure, with attention to every detail, from the outdoor garden to the interior furnishings.
The structure has an internal chapel to celebrate the wedding, a swimming pool, an enchanting greenhouse and offers all the services for an exclusive wedding in Tuscany.
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Castello la Leccia is located in Castellina in Chianti in the province of Siena. An exclusive structure, a large hall, a swimming pool, a SPA and rooms with attention to every detail are just some of the many services available at the castle.
Historical sources report the existence of the castle since 1077, over the centuries the structure has hosted many wealthy families in the area.
In 2012 major restoration work restored the castle’s ancient charm, and today it is an ideal location for weddings, but also a farmhouse where you can rediscover all the ancient Tuscan culinary flavours.
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Locations for unforgettable weddings, ceremonial villas, farmhouses and castles.
If you dream of getting married in a castle, you should consider San Fabiano, a warm and welcoming estate just outside the city of Siena.
The castle hosts exclusive and luxurious weddings, providing an atmosphere that is difficult to replicate in other venues.
Bride, groom and guests can admire the medieval walls and towers, the English gardens, and the furnishings preserved as they once were.
Each space of the Castle has been restored with wisdom and taste.
Villa il Cerretino is located in Prato and, like the others, is a structure steeped in history dating back to the 14th century. The Cerretino was inhabited by the Medici family, who built a chapel that is still used today for civil ceremonies.
The location features numerous works of art and design. A large garden, numerous rooms with noble features, a swimming pool and a view of the hills make the structure one of the best and most appreciated for celebrating weddings.
The Segalari Castle will leave you breathless. It is a splendid 14th century residence that belonged to the Della Gherardesca family. The castle is located in Castagneto Carducci in the province of Livorno.
The structure is surrounded by seven hectares of garden. The interiors are carefully designed in every detail thanks to the work of architect Julio Lafuente.
Getting married in the Castle means choosing a magical place, suitable for up to 350 guests. The presence of rooms and suites, the swimming pool and the internal church complete what is to all intents and purposes one of the best locations for your wedding in Tuscany.
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We close our ranking with the Abbey of San Galgano, a charming place with large indoor and outdoor spaces.
The location is steeped in history, the Abbey was consecrated in 1288 and is now a particularly popular destination for discerning couples as well as tourists from all over the world. An incredible place, bright and Gothic in style.
The Abbey no longer has a roof, but thanks to numerous restorations it retains the best of its remaining architecture.
A typical menu of Tuscan cuisine, thanks to the restaurant “Antico Tempio” allows you to spend a unique day. Immersed in a special atmosphere you can stay in the rooms and flats of the location contributing to make your day a fairy tale to tell.
The most curious, once arrived near the Abbey of San Galgano, can go to the nearby hermitage of Montesiepi.
The hermitage is a magical place, it is here, in fact, that St. Galgano abandoned the life of a nobleman to become a hermit and it is here that you will find the ‘sword in the stone’, which according to legend was inserted by the Saint as a sign of peace.
Getting married in San Galgano is all this and much more. The Abbey, the Hermitage but also the Val di Merse and the medieval villages in the vicinity: Chiusdino and Monticiano.
This concludes our selection of the most beautiful villas, castles and farms in Tuscany.
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