Brilliant Wedding Tuscany specializes in the Chianti area, because we love this region the most, and the range of different cities we can suggest you organize your wedding in is quite big. For instance, we have the experience of planning marriages in the following cities: Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Arezzo and Lucca. But our favourites towns for organizing events in Chianti are San Gimignano, Volterra and Gaiole. By clicking on the name of each town, you will find articles about the possible scenarios of civil weddings in these places. Our agency will tell you why each of these cities is worth your attention and then help you to choose the best venue in any of the abovementioned cities! And today we are going to tell you about medieval, cosy Castellina in Chianti.
Castellina and the Chianti region enjoy resources and natural beauty that make this area of central Tuscany famous throughout the world. Chianti is now synonymous with excellent productions, such as olive and wine production, but also with breathtaking landscapes that, also thanks to the wise work of man, have maintained their charm and integrity over the centuries. Castellina is located right in a strategic position along the road connecting Siena and Florence. The location of Castellina, whose town is built on a ridge overlooking the surrounding area, was the reason for centuries of battles between the Republics of Siena and Florence. The prime position offers the perfect base for first-time travellers to Tuscany, while the panoramic roads that wind throughout the valleys of Pesa, Arbia and Elsa hold many surprises.
Castellina still retains its medieval charm and centuries-old heritage: the Romanesque Cathedral of San Salvatore, the splendid Renaissance palazzo of the Sienese and Florentine noble families, the paved streets lined with old houses decorated with bright shutters and flower beds. Most of the buildings are home to cosy restaurants and wine shops offering tastings of Chianti’s famed beverages. Here you can taste local wines in one of the many wineries and taste the famous sausages and hams made from local pork.
Along the ancient walls there lies an impressive underground tunnel now called Via della Volte which is lined with shops, artisans, and restaurants. The tunnel itself goes around the city, enclosing the city centre from below and it makes for a cool and refreshing escape from the summer sun. Once built for defensive purposes, it now houses souvenir and food shops, cafés, and pretty patios, while the ancient walls offer stunning panoramic views over the valley and vineyards.
The main fortification of Castella in Chianti called the Rocca, and its huge 14th-century tower has a magnificent view over the town and the surrounding countryside. It is a stunning venue for civil wedding ceremonies or events. This place is very popular among our couples because this is the most considerable place in town, where you can touch the history and amaze your guests by the civil ceremony in such an ancient site organised by Brilliant Wedding Tuscany.
Being a strategic site, Castellina in Chianti has a lot to offer not only in the town itself but also around, as many noble families preferred to have a castle or villa somewhere further from the city for enjoying a relaxed atmosphere of a Chianti countryside. Nowadays, Brilliant Wedding Tuscany is glad to offer you the nice venues near Castellina where you and your guests can continue celebrating your most important day by having a wedding reception or a party. Here are the most popular types of venues you could choose from.
The village house or a set of a few located next to each other is called “borgo” in Italian. They usually are newly renovated medieval hamlets, where it is easy to lose a sense of time as you walk around the typical stone structures which sit in a dominant position on the hilltops surround by vineyards, olive groves and forests of oak and chestnut trees. Usually, borgos could accommodate up to 80-100 guests, it always depends. Most village houses offer the activities such as hiking, biking, golf, and horseback riding, so your guests will be amazed by the facilities each borgo has! Contact us and we will show all the possible options near Castellina in Chianti.
Imagine a deluxe accommodation located in the heart of Tuscany among the panoramic hills of Chianti, which is a special medieval home from the 1200s. Renovated and transformed into summer holidays residences for its owners, numerous villas near Castellina in Chianti are waiting for happy families of newlyweds to come for celebrating the most memorable day in their life! Often, there is a possibility to rent a villa for a few days, and in this case, many villas offer their guests a spectacular garden or a sparkling swimming pool. Allow Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to choose the most luxurious suites and facilities for your dearest.
Yes, the palazzo is not only about Venice! Palazzo means “palace” in Italian. In Castellina in Chianti and all around the region, there are some historical residences with the possibility to rent only a few rooms for your guests having a place to stay or the whole palazzo for the wedding reception of your dream! Brilliant Wedding Tuscany prefers working with palazzos that are managed by families for centuries, as in this case the warmest hospitality (and sometimes even homemade breakfasts!) for our guests is guaranteed.
Castellina in Chianti is a unique and charming place, where you can have both a civil marriage and a wonderful wedding reception. Any place in Castellina or nearby you choose, you will never make a mistake if you organise your wedding with Brilliant Wedding Tuscany.