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CITIES OF ART

TIE THE KNOT IN TUSCANY

CITIES OF ART

Tuscany is synonymous with scenic fairytale landscapes, picturesque hill towns, amazing museums, charming coastline, great food and fine wines, and, of course, stunning cities of art.

 

AREZZO

For a very authentic Tuscan wedding, you should consider getting married in Arezzo, in the south of Tuscany, where architecture and design originated with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Highlights:

- gold jewellery shops and goldsmith art

- antique shops and the monthly antiques fair (every first weekend of the month)

- the medieval pageant Joust of the Saracen in the magnificent Piazza Grande (twice a year, in June and September)

- the Basilica of San Francesco with striking frescoes by Piero della Francesca painted during the 15th century

- the charming Town Hall and the beautiful Cathedral located on the top of the town with stunning views

Airport nearby: Rome (2:30 hours), Florence (1 hour approx), Pisa (1:40 hour).

 

CORTONA

Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, the beautiful hill town of Cortona is a perfect setting for an intimate and authentic wedding in Tuscany.

Highlights:

- incomparable views from the medieval walls on the countryside and Trasimeno lake

- the picturesque drives in the surroundings

- the cobblestone and charming alleys

- fine restaurants and wineries

Airport nearby: Rome (2:30 hours), Florence (1:30 hour), Pisa (2 hours approx), Perugia (50 minutes).

 

FLORENCE

A city steeped in beauty, art and architecture with a treasure at every corner. The magnificent beauty of Renaissance Florence provides an unforgettable backdrop for your Italian wedding event in Tuscany.

Highlights:

- Romantic Ponte Vecchio on Arno River

- The Oltrearno (the other side of the Arno) filled with quaint craft stores, art shops and wonderful restaurants

- the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery

- one of the most beautiful square in the world: Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, the Dome of Brunelleschi and the wonderful Giotto’s bell tower. 

- the romantic Boboli Gardens for strolling

- amazing wines and outstanding Tuscan cuisine

Airports nearby: Florence (under 30 minutes), Pisa (1 hour), Rome (3 hours).

 

PIENZA

It is one of the most perfectly designed Renaissance towns in Italy, built on a hill and surrounded by walls in the middle of the Val d’Orcia - the Orcia Valley. The views from the beautifully named Via dell’Amore (the Path of Love) are stunning, creating an unforgettable background for your dream wedding.

Highlights:

- the romantic and elegant atmosphere

- the incomparable views of the Orcia Valley

- secluded, intimate and authentic

- the perfect Renaissance town in miniature

Airports nearby: Rome (2:30 hours), Florence (1:30 hour), Pisa (2 hours approx).

 

SIENA

Surrounded by olive trees, vineyards, and orchards, in a landscape unique in the world, Siena is the art town of Tuscany that is best preserved since the Middle Ages. Siena still seems immersed in the 14th century, with its intact circle of walls and its suggestive atmosphere.

Highlights:

- the unique Piazza del Campo with its Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia overlooking the town

- the quintessential medieval walled citadel

- the colourful Palio, famous horse race (twice a year on 2nd July and on 16th August)

- the Cathedral of Siena, noted for its black and white stripes

- superb food and fine wine, particularly famous for the rich deep reds of the Chianti and Montalcino areas

Airports nearby: Rome (2:30 hours), Florence (1 hour approx), Pisa (1:45 hour).

Most towns in Tuscany boast centuries of history, art and charm, just walk through any of their alleys and medieval streets and each corner will tell you a different story.