In the popular imaginary, Tuscany is the land of vineyards and cypress trees, of fields that stretch into the horizon at sunset. Millions of tourists choose the country of Michelangelo and Giotto for their holidays, among art, history, good food and fantastic tours.
Tuscany has breathtaking countryside, picturesque towns and lovely medieval villages. Couples from all over the world choose Tuscany for elopements and anniversary celebrations, as well as the honeymoon destination. Many couples fall in love, among dirt roads and forest paths, others come for a wedding proposal in Florence, many others to organise a wedding here.
I believe Tuscany is the most beautiful destination for weddings worldwide. Here are some of the best reasons.
Lots of great locations
Tuscany provides many venues where you can arrange weddings. In Tuscany you can get married:
- in a romantic castle;
- in one of the many fantastic villas;
- in an SPA resort;
- in a resort on the beach;
- in the best town hall;
Italian civil ceremonies are valid throughout the European Union, US and abroad. You can get your civil wedding in the gardens of the best villas or castles. Not enough? Symbolic ceremonies might be celebrated anywhere you wish, even in front of breathtaking scenery in the warm light of sunset. What about religious weddings? If you’re Catholic, you can choose among Romanesque and Baroque churches, on the hills or by the ocean. If you are Protestant or Jewish, in Florence you’ll find many solutions.
The beginning of the honeymoon
The wedding is the first step of your honeymoon. Tuscany might be the beginning of a legendary tour in Italy and Europe. From the airports of Pisa and Florence, you can reach all the major cities of Europe and US in a few hours. By superfast trains, you can get to Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre in a couple of hours at most.
For the honeymoon Tuscany offers:
- art little town such as Florence, Siena, Pisa, and Lucca;
- relaxing villas on the hills of Val d’Orcia, Chianti, Mugello, and Val d’ Elsa;
- sandy beaches, turquoise waters and lovely villages in Cinque Terre, Portofino and Liguria;
- unique historic towns such as Volterra, Certaldo, San Gimignano, Cortona and Pitigliano;
- spas like Montecatini Terme and Chianciano Terme;
Great offers for all budgets
Whatever your budget is, planning a destination wedding in Tuscany is cheaper than what you might think, thanks to extensive proposals and vendors. Read here how to get married in Italy on a budget.
Great food and hospitality
Popular traditions are still rooted in Tuscan society. Excellent raw elements are the basis of all the culinary recipes. You can drink superb wines, from the expensive Sassicaia and Brunello to good and cheap ones. The good manners, combined with an authentic lifestyle and simplicity, enchants millions of visitors every year.
Trained and qualified vendors
Each year the schools of Florence produce hundreds of new professionals of the wedding industry, who swell the ranks of photographers, wedding planners, musicians, cartoonists, etc. There’s plenty of vendors in Tuscany!
Did you get married in Tuscany and want to suggest one more reason. Get in touch! I’ll be happy to add it to this post.