Last updated on July 30, 2022

Get married in Tuscany ๐Ÿ’’ The best venues and wedding locations

Getting married in Italy from abroad is becoming increasingly popular, especially in Tuscany. The villas and castles of Florence, Siena, Prato and Pistoia, the hills of Chianti and the Val d'Orcia: the most beautiful wedding locations for a dream wedding in Tuscany, in a guide written by Italians.

Wedding in Tuscany
Wedding in Tuscany

Tuscany is one of the most popular Italian destinations among tourists from all over the world; also among Italians, Tuscany is one of the most loved regions.

The landscape of green or yellow hills (it actually depends on the season), the history, the artistic heritage, the culinary tradition and the beautiful sea: in Tuscany you'll find all of that.

Couples from all over the world come in Tuscany to get married: in the castles, villas and even on the beach.
A recent study on destination weddings by the Centro Studi Turistici di Firenze confirms with data that Tuscany attracts even more lovers than other popular wedding locations such as Lake Garda or Verona, the city of lovers.


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Which season is best to get married in Tuscany

The data on tourism in Tuscany shows that more and more weddings take place in the winter. Cities like Florence or Siena offer beautiful locations where you can organize wedding ceremonies even in the coldest months of the year.

But of course the vast majority of couples get married in the spring or summer.

The warm temperature of the ๐Ÿ”Š bella stagione (the beautiful season such as spring and summer), and the possibility to celebrate the wedding in the villas on the hills, with garden and pool, are the main reasons why people choose Tuscany.

There's more: in Tuscany, the wedding day can be part of the honeymoon; and a romantic getaway for guests.

There is also a difference in the colors of the photos: in the spring the hills of Tuscany appear green, while the summer is characterized by the yellow of the cornfields.


Civil marriage: where to get legally married in Tuscany

Until the 1990s civil marriages were made official in the halls of Italian municipalities: a hasty ceremony, without guests, in an office space.

In 2000, a law was passed allowing Italian municipalities to celebrate civil wedding cerimonies in various locations. For example, more and more Italian cities on the coast are allowing wedding on the beach.

Naturally, the municipalities of Tuscany welcomed the news with open arms.
Today you can get married in the historical buildings of Florence, rich of artworks, and in the prestigious villas of the Tuscan hills.


Wedding in Prato, Tuscany

Let's take an example of a fantastic location in the municipality of Prato for civil marriages: the Tenuta di Artimino.

The villa belonged to the powerful Medici family and is located near the small medieval town Artimino, in the province of Prato.
Today it is the location for events and ceremonies; and weddings of course. It is a 30-minute drive from Florence.

Villa di Artimino is available all year round, even in winter; it is possible to book both the internal rooms and the garden with a view of the hills.

It is a fantastic wedding location in Tuscany, where it is also possible to accommodate guests from abroad.

Booking the villa is very easy: on de site there is an e-mail address, where you can request all information.


How do you say "Wedding in Tuscany" in Italian?

On All Italian we tell you about Italian lifestyle, and we explain the meaning of the words we encounter. In this page:

๐Ÿ”Š Sposarsi in Toscana Getting married in Tuscany
๐Ÿ”Š Matrimonio in Toscana Wedding in Tuscany
๐Ÿ”Š Mi sposo in Toscana I'm getting married in Tuscany

The best wedding locations in Tuscany

The most popular wedding venues in Tuscany are its prestigious villas. Nearly 40% of weddings are celebrated in elegant country houses.
20% of couples choose to get married at an agriturismo, surrounded by nature while enjoying healthy food. Another 20% opt for a royal wedding and rent a medieval castle: it really is possible in Tuscany, you don't have to be a VIP.
Finally, a growing trend that we have already seen on All Italian: marrying on the beach is becoming more and more popular, also in Tuscany.

In what season to get married in Tuscany?

Many choose Tuscany thanks to its climate, warm but not sultry. The Tuscan hills are sunny most of the year. If you are organizing a reception in the countryside or on the beach, spring and summer are of course the best seasons.
According to the Centro Studi Turistici di Firenze , more and more people are choosing the city's castles and villas to celebrate their wedding, even in winter.


Wedding in Pistoia


Villa Garzoni in Collodi

In the village Collodi, in the province of Pistoia, there is an incredible villa that you can rent for the wedding.

Wedding in Tuscany - Villa Collodi
On the right the view of the garden; Villa Garzoni on the left; and the town of Collodi, behind the villa Foto: Pescia1977

Villa Garzoni has an ancient history, linking it to the village of Collodi and the surrounding hills. The setting in Collodi and in the villa has remained unchanged over the centuries: it is a characteristic and ideal location to celebrate a wedding in Tuscany.

The father of the Italian writer Carlo Lorenzini, the author of the famous Pinokkio, worked as a gardener in the villa. Carlo Lorenzini himself spent part of his childhood there. Collodi, the name of the village, later became his pen name as a writer: today he is known to most as Carlo Collodi.

The villa's garden is one of the most beautiful parks in Italy and it is an elegant venue that you can rent to celebrate your wedding.


Wedding in Pisa


Valle di Badia

Valle di Badia on the hills of Pisa has been voted best wedding venue in Tuscany in 2020.

It is a small village dating back to the eighteenth century that has been completely restored and made available for events, ceremonies and weddings.

Immersed in the green hills of Pisa, located in the municipality of Buti, Valle di Badia is not far from the main cities of Tuscany such as Lucca, Florence, Siena and Livorno.

Getting married in Lucca


Villa Orlando on Lake Massaciuccoli

We are in Versilia, on Lake Massaciuccoli.

On the shores of the lake stands a villa immersed in a small forest. Villa Orlando was built in 1800, in neo-Gothic style; it was originally a hunting lodge and today it has been converted into a venue for ceremonies and events.

The lake and park setting of the villa is a perfect setting for a classic and elegant Italian wedding in Tuscany.


Wedding in the hills of Chianti Classico

Wedding in the Valle del Chianti

The Chianti valley is located between Siena and Florence and is known for its excellent wine. Here is where wines such as Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are produced. In this area, many wineries also offer wedding receptions.

Chianti is the name of the famous red wine produced on the hills of Tuscany, in the area between Siena and Florence.

Chianti is not only known for its wine, but also for the beautiful landscapes and green valleys.

Especially the rolling hills of Val d'Orcia, in the province of Siena, are famous. In Val d'Orcia you will find the classic postcard view of Tuscany.

Val d'Orcia
Val d'Orcia in Province of Siena, Tuscany Foto: Giuseppe Paris

In the Chianti region are medieval villages such as Certaldo, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Volterra.

Chianti is a unique combination of nature, culinary tradition, art and history that is in the world. That is why it is one of the favorite wedding destinations of people all over the world.


Chianti hills: Meleto Castle

A castle nestled in the green hills of Siena, to feel like a princess. Meleto Castle has an ancient history and today you can rent it for a fairytale wedding.

Several venues of the castle are available for the reception, both inside and outside the structure, with a panoramic view of the Chianti hills.
Bonus points: the castle also houses its own winery, which produces the red wine Chianti brandeed Castello di Meleto.


Villa Borgo Pignano in Volterra

Borgo Pignano is a romantic villa near Volterra, ideal for celebrating a wedding in Tuscany.

In the summer months, the wedding ceremony takes place in the beautiful garden of the villa, with a beautiful view of the town of Volterra.


Dimora Buonriposo

Dimora Buon Riposo is another location to celebrate a wedding in nature, but always elegant. The view over the Tuscan hills is incomparable.


Wedding in Siena

The city of Siena is famous for its historical and artistic heritage, for its medieval architecture and for the famous Palio di Siena. The historic center of the city has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995. It is also the perfect location for a fairytale wedding.

The city of Siena in Tuscany
The city of Siena in Tuscany Foto: Massimo Catarinella

The city of Siena offers a host of prestigious locations to get married before the law. Here you will find the table with the places and prices directly on the website of the municipality of Siena.

The prestigious wedding venues of the municipality of Siena are Loggia dei Nove, Sala del Mappamondo, Volte di Vicobello, Castel di Pugna,Cortile del Podestร  and Palazzo de'Vecchi.

Volte di Vicobello
Volte di Vicobello is the name of a villa in Siena. The villa, located on the top of a hill, is a historical building dating back to the Renaissance period. Foto: Sailko

Something to keep in mind: in Siena, as in other artistic towns in Tuscany, reserving a venue for a civil marriage will cost a different price for residents and those coming from outside the province.


The hills of Siena, dotted with vineyards and elegant villas, are the perfect setting for an Italian wedding.
The most beautiful areas around Siena, known as Colline Senesi (Sienese hills), are Montagnola, Crete, Val d'Orcia and Monte Cetona.

Hills in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany
Hills in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany Foto: Francesco Civitelli

The most beautiful medieval villages: Monteriggioni, Trequanda, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Castelnuovo Berardenga.

The municipality of Montepulciano
The municipality of Montepulciano Foto: Sailko

Villa Vistarenni on the hills of Siena

Villa Vistarenni is a prestigious country house located in Chianti, in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti. It is a 17th century villa, which belonged to the Tuscan nobles of the Strozzi family.

Villa Vistarenni in Gaiole in Chianti
Villa Vistarenni in Gaiole in Chianti Foto: Vignaccia76

Today it is a prestigious venue for events, ceremonies and weddings. From the garden of the villa there is a spectacular view over the hills of Chianti Classico.


Villa Catignano

Villa Catignano is another villa near Siena that is perfect for the wedding ceremony. It is an old farmhouse that has been converted into a venue for parties and events.

Villa Catignano specializes in the organization of weddings and destination weddings. It can accommodate just under a hundred guests.


Getting married in Florence

The Municipality of Florence offers citizens wishing to legally marry a number of prestigious locations of great artistic value.

On the website of the municipality of Florence you can find the overview of the various wedding venues.

The first place where civil weddings are celebrated in Florence is the Sala Rossa (the Red Hall) in the Palazzo Vecchio, on the Piazza della Signoria.

Sala Rossa in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence
Sala Rossa in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

The city of Florence also offers other locations for civil marriages, such as Sala di Lorenzo il Magnifico in the Palazzo Vecchio, Sala della Caritร  in the Bardini Museum and the Giardino delle Rose (the Rose Garden).

Giardino delle Rose, Florence
Giardino delle Rose, Florence Foto: Sailko

Giardino delle Rose in Florence is a beautiful terraced garden overlooking Florence, built in 1865 by the architect Giuseppe Poggi.
More than 1000 botanical species and hundreds of roses are grown in the garden. Weddings at Giardino delle Rose are celebrated in the central months of the year, May to September.


Trouwen in Florence: Antica Fattoria Paterno

Antica Fattoria Paterno is a beautiful example of a 17th century Tuscan villa, an exclusive and elegant venue that you can rent for a wedding reception.

The external park of the villa is immersed in the Mediterranean vegetation. It is located in Montespertoli, in Val di Pesa, Valdelsa and Val di Virginio, in the province of Florence: an area known for the production of Chianti DOCG wine.


Getting married in a castle in Florence


Castle of Bibbione (Castello di Bibbione)

The Castle of Bibbione is the perfect location for a wedding in the hills of Florence. The castle is located in San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

Ondergedompeld in de natuur, vanuit de kasteeltuin kun je genieten van een uitzicht van zeldzame schoonheid.


Kasteel Vincigliata (Castello di Vincigliata)

Het Vincigliata Castle is located near the town of Fiesole; the construction of the castle started in the year 1000

Nowadays it is a prestigious event venue mainly used by VIPs: it is a fabulous venue for weddings.

Vincigliata Castle is the perfect example of a medieval, romantic fortress with an old age charm. The ideal location for a fairytale wedding.


Castello di Leonina (Leonina Castle)

The Castello di Leonina is a fortress from the 13th century. Today it is a renowned wedding venue with a classy atmosphere. Castello Leonina has an excellent reputation, modern facilities and impeccable staff. It is possible to book it exclusively and for several days, so that guests can spend the night in the Castle.


Getting married with a sea view in Tuscany: Villa Parisi

Villa Parisi is an example of a Tuscan villa facing the sea, with a beautiful terrace with swimming pool. It is located in Castiglioncello, in the province of Livorno.

Thanks to the agreement with the municipality, civil weddings are also celebrated at Villa Parisi. A beautiful setting in the Mediterranean scrub and with Elba island in front of it.


Getting married in the Tuscan Maremma: Villa Bellaria

Located in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma, in the province of Grosseto, Villa Bellaria offers nature, tranquility and a beautiful view over the Tuscan hills.

One of the advantages of the Tuscan villas is the availability of a lot of room, with garden, swimming pool and beautiful views. Tuscan villas usually have large rooms inside, where the wedding reception can be held in case of rain.
In Villa Bellaria, just like in other locations that we present, there are apartments and accommodations available for the guests.


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