Get married in San Gimignano and experience a unique authentic Tuscan wedding, unforgettable in its typical and beautiful countryside. This Tuscan paradise is perfect for lovers, who will have the opportunity to explore the magical San Gimignano, also known as the City of Beautiful Towers. In the past, these towers were a symbol of royalty, so those noble families used to build them for protection and as signs of their power and wealth. There used to be 72 towers surrounding the walled town; however, nowadays there are only 14 left as the others were damaged by the ravage of time.
World Heritage Site
Like its neighbour Certaldo, San Gimignano sprawls on a hilltop overlooking the Elsa Valley. Resplendent in arts, culture and history, the town is characterized by amazing museums and galleries, marvelous architecture and an atmosphere of beauty that earned it a place in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The ruined fortress known as Rocca di Montestaffoli is to be found on top of the hill: the perfect and comfortable venue for visitors to relax and appreciate the view of verdant parks and amazing olive groves. Visit the central Piazza della Cisterna, composed of an array of art pieces such as lofty towers and ancient buildings. Make a wish in its lovely 13th century well!
Reasons to choose a wedding in San Gimignano
San Gimignano is a beautiful town in Italy, internationally renowned thanks to its medieval architecture and its majestic towers, considered as the forerunners of skyscrapers. From the top of Torre Grossa, the highest tower, the view of the surrounding valley is simply awesome.
It will be extremely easy for you to reach San Gimignano, as airports are located nearby: it only takes about one hour and a half to get from Pisa airport to the town, and only one hour from Florence.
The best period to hold your wedding in San Gimignano goes from April to October. Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner will find you the most incredible venue.
Your wedding in San Gimignano could be solemnised in the Romanesque Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Its trove of refined frescoes includes amazing works of art such as Benozzo Gozzoli’s St. Sebastian and Taddeo di Bartolo’s intense and realistic Last Judgement. Inside the church you will also find the beautiful Renaissance Saint Fina Chapel, decorated with colourful frescoes by Domenico Ghirlandaio.
Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany, not far from the medieval centre, San Gimignano’s Wedding Resort is surrounded by green lush hills and distinctive vineyards. This ancient estate has its own castle and a lovely Chapel to host extremely romantic weddings. Enjoy the wide outdoor spaces surrounded by gardens and vineyards, the stunning amphitheater and the panoramic terrace: the perfect setting for your magical Italian wedding.
Overlooking a breathtaking landscape and situated in the middle of the triangle traced by Pisa, Siena and Florence, an exclusive villa in San Gimignano is the perfect location for any Tuscan wedding in Italy. The villa stands in an exquisite garden, surrounded by centennial trees extending for three hectares from Volterra to San Gimignano. The location offers a variety of open areas, so that it is ideal for large groups. This villa is the perfect union of history and modernity, of love and memories, all combined in a delicate balance that creates a magical and unforgettable atmosphere for the perfect wedding.
Civil weddings in San Gimignano take place in Palazzo del Popolo, a majestic 13th century building surrounded by other impressive medieval buildings. The well-known and frescoed Sala di Dante, near the Civic Museum, is where ceremonies are held. The room was named after the Guelph ambassador Dante Alighieri, who visited San Gimignano in 1300. The marriage hall is stunning: it shows precious frescoes by the Sienese school as well as authentic vintage furniture. Magnificent fresco decorations by renowned painters such as Lippo Memmi and Memmo di Filippuccio feature this museum and gallery.
Outdoor wedding ceremonies can be held in the enchanting medieval Loggia, decorated with frescoes and surrounded by the historical walls of the ancient city. From top of the walls, you can admire the peaceful and relaxing countryside surrounding the building.
A wedding reception in San Gimignano has everything you can ask for. Food culture is one of the main strengths of the area: experiencing the incredible flavours of the local cuisine will create an unforgettable moment for you and your guests. You will be served authentic and truly fantastic food in a wide range of different styles and exquisite tastes, ranging from the rustic to the most refined Tuscan traditional cuisine. Its world-wide fame as high-ranking wine country is not only a myth: Tuscany will offer you its unique, deep, red wine from the Chianti and Montalcino areas. Not only will wedding receptions in San Gimignano include multi-course meal, but also a variety of local wines and a lovely Tuscan traditional wedding cake!
Built in the early 20th century as a family residence, Villa Magi historic mansion is considered as the masterpiece of Paciarelli Cavalier Arturo, a famous Italian architect. Villa Magi is the perfect combination of classic elegance, style and sophistication, and it is considered as a significant example of the Liberty style. Wide open green meadows plunge into the peaceful atmosphere of the park, which extends for more than three hectares and surrounded by the shades of old trees. A balanced symmetry is created by multiple flower’s beds adorning the spaces in the best Italian style. Villa Magi is the perfect setting for your dinner parties after a unique wedding ceremony.
Your wedding reception can be held in a restaurant located in the centre of San Gimignano, as well as in enchanted villas, hotels or romantic castles. San Gimignano provides couples wishing to get married in Tuscany with a wide range of amazing options.
Marriage in San Gimignano, Tuscany
In San Gimignano, you will be given constant help and advice by your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany, in order to organize the marriage of your dreams: a catholic ceremony held in the cathedral or in the chapel, a civil ceremony in the Town Hall, or even a symbolic or protestant ceremony in a garden, villa or terrace. Make your dream come true in San Gimignano: the perfect location for an authentic Tuscan wedding, surrounded by its beautiful countryside that will crown this unforgettable moment.