Wedding Villa in Tuscany

As a professinal wedding photographer in Tuscany, I have had the chance to see several Tuscan Villas, since the region offers so many historical dwellings that sometimes are private and impossible to visit. But for the most part they have been turned into museums or venues you can consider for your wedding. Among the villas I like best, I would like to recommend the following:

Villa Pitiana is one of my favorites with its imposing facade and its location that offers the best light until sunset. Located in a strategic position just 30 minutes from Florence, Villa Pitiana is perched ona hill 430 meters above sea level, and it opens on a magnificent valley. What in the past was a fortified Medieval farm has been turned into a 4-star hotel deep in the green, the perfect spot for your Tuscan wedding reception. Another splendid villa I have often worked at is Villa il Poggiale, even closer to Florence as it is located in the municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa. When you get to the villa and walk through the large gate, a wonderful ample garden before the villa is the perfect introduction to the wonderful facade of the villa. An ample loggia runs along the facade with beautiful columns, and this is where symbolic ceremonies are often celebrated, as you can be outside but take shelter if the sun is too hot or if the weather turns nasty. After the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests can move through the side stairway to the lower garden surrounded by olive groves, a perfect setting for the bridal pictures.

If you want to stay as close as possible to Florence, you may want to consider Villa le Piazzole, about 10 minutes’ ride from the center of town. Once beyond the gates, a long unpaved road with trees on one side and vineyards on the other (perfect for the bridal session) leads to the villa. Villa di Lilliano is a prestigious historical dwelling built on the southern part of Florence in the municipality of Grassina. It dates back to the 11th century and it was built on the ruins of an ancient watch tower. In the 17th century it changed its name into Palazzo della Fattoria, Farm Palace, part of the project to develop the nearby Medicean villa Lappeggi.  Starting out as simple farmer’s house, in 1667 the Grand Duke of Tuscany expanded it and added fountains and gardens, thus turning it into a master’s palace. Nowadays, the Villa Medicea di Lilliano is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Florence.

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