Last Minute Tuscan Wedding: Save money, Save time and be in Beautiful Italy!

If you were waiting for the best moment to plan your italian wedding without spending a fortune, you should get moving because the time is now! Luxury villas, mediaval castles and charming hamlets immersed in vineyards and olive trees or … Continue reading

Destination Wedding Italy: Monteriggioni

If you are looking for an authentic italian wedding experience look no further – Monteriggioni is a true gem and one of my favourite hilltop towns in Tuscany.

Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 16.39.13Located halfway between Florence and Siena, Monteriggioni is a small medieval town surrounded by exterior walls that were built for protection in the 1200’s. Today you can take a walk along these walls for spectacular views of the tuscan countryside.

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Screen Shot 2014-01-12 at 16.49.24One of the restaurants in the main square.

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Getting Married in Monteriggioni

For a Catholic ceremony, my two favourite choices are Chiesa di Santa Maria in the actual town of Monteriggioni or Abbazia (abbey) dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino located nearby in Abbadia Isola.

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monteriggioni square

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Abbazia (Abbey) dei Santi Salvatore e Cirino in nearby Abbadia Isola

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For Civil wedding ceremonies, my  favourite options are the city hall of Abbadia Isola (which is located in the monastery) or the city hall of Siena.

Abbadia Isola (1 km from Monteriggioni)

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Town hall of Siena (25 minutes from Monteriggioni)



0350Holding a Wedding Reception in Monterriggioni

Although there are many locations in the area to hold a wedding in Monteriggioni, one of my favourites is Hamlet Chianti 2. It is a beautiful villa that can accommodate 30 guests on site and offers a splendid view of the countryside and medieval town of Monteriggioni. This historical villa is full of tuscan charm and is located only 1 km from Monteriggioni centre.

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To experience an authentic Italian wedding in the medieval village of Monteriggioni contact us for more information:

Let the dream begin……

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Elope in Beautiful Italy

Some of my favourite weddings have been the simple civil elopements…..a couple who decides to come all the way to Italy just to get married – no guests, no fuss, just the celebration of pure love.  It’s these intimate romantic weddings that make my job such a pleasure!
wedding-59The great thing about Italy is that there is absolutely no lack of spectacular places to get married civilly. From Florence’s formal “Sala Rossa”, Volterra’s beautiful frescoed hall, a beautiful terrace of a seaside castle to an olive grove there is surly something for everyone. With the help of Tuscania Events we can guide you through all the necessary steps (which vary according to nationality) and provide ceremony translation and witnesses as necessary.  The fun part is finding the best and most unforgettable civil ceremony location!
Here are just a few of my favourite elopements over the years. However the options are truly endless…….
ImageWedding planner Viviana translates this ceremony in the outdoor courtyard of Certaldo Alto.
135 copy 2287 copy 2I most certainly can not forget to include the beauty of Florence’s Sala Rossa – even though there are 5 possibilities in Florence to choose from – all unique. That is me translating the ceremony in the Sala Rossa or red room (appropriately named!).
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0350How about a beautifully frescoed room…..Oratoria di Santa Caterina is right outside of Florence in the countryside of Bagno a Ripoli.
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tumblr_lskg1lAvmY1qatl1eWhat about a castle by the seaside….Lerici castle below or Doria castle in Portovenere.
300813_micjos0183-2790661311-O copy300813_micjos0274 copypvCan’t forget a garden in Siena. Please keep in mind however that only a few outdoor locations in Tuscany provide the possibility of a civil wedding to be celebrated outdoors. Tuscania Events can provide you with a list of options.
H&T-227 copyHow about this unique and unusual option – San Galgano. Yes, you can actually marry inside this super unique abbey without a roof. How cool is that!
Habgood-Images-Tuscany,-Italy-64These are just a few of the many places that you can have a civil ceremony. The beauty and the backdrop of Italy make celebrating a wedding truly unforgettable. For more information on the possibilities to elope in Italy please contact us for a free
And let the dream begin……..