August 27, 2019 /
Siena and Val d’Orcia
The most famous and incredible Tuscan places to get married.
We have now understood that Tuscany is a trend in the world of weddings.
With this introductory column we want to start talking about the most known but also the most beautiful areas of Tuscany: Florence, Siena and Val d’Orcia.
If you decided to get married in Val d’Orcia it is because you know you will not find a landscape like this anywhere else on Earth.
The Val d’Orcia, also declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the place where cypress trees run along the sides of white and dusty roads, along undulating hills yellowed by the sun and vineyards.
Everything looks like a painting that comes to life instantly, it’s a real piece of paradise. The colors, the hills and its landscapes are a peculiarity even within Tuscany itself.
If you choose Val d’Orcia you obviously dream of a romantic wedding with a sunset ceremony and an outdoor reception on a warm summer evening.
One of the beauties related to the Val d’Orcia is also the particularly mild climate and hardly sultry in summer, unlike in other areas of Italy.
Getting married in Val d’Orcia means immersing yourself in the most characteristic landscapes of Tuscany that blend harmoniously the beauty of nature and the agricultural work.
The characteristic images of your wedding in Val D’Orcia will be hills full of wheat, cypresses, olive groves and vineyards.
It is a unique panorama and it is the right setting for the organization of your special wedding.
What will make the difference at your wedding in the Val d’Orcia will be the breathtaking views that have been the inspiration for many Renaissance painters: small villages, castles, abbeys and ancient churches, each with its own fascinating story to tell.
Here, time seems to still flow at a slow and calm pace. You can enjoy the eternity contained in every single moment. The Val d’Orcia is also rich in high quality products, such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso d’Orcia just to mention some of the most famous wines in the world, but also the pecorino di Pienza (renowned and exquisite sheep cheese, made with the milk of the only animals grown and raised in the surrounding hills), extra virgin olive oil, saffron, mushrooms, chestnuts, truffles, wild boar and many other specialties…
For those who are considering to select Siena as the place to celebrate their wedding, wherever you decide to celebrate it, the first step will be to select the location for your ceremony. This Tuscan city offers many possibilities that you will find yourself spoiled for choice, among churches with their works of art and buildings that speak of Italian history, you will have many possibilities whether you plan the civil ceremony or whether you want to decide for the Catholic ceremony .
In this last hypothesis you must know that the churches to get married in Siena and its surroundings are many.
First of all, the absolute protagonist of the city is the metropolitan cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
It has a Romanesque-Gothic style and the interior are made up of white and black marble.
The cathedral contains works by all the greatest medieval and Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo.
In the historical center, there is instead the Church of the “Santissima Annunziata”, also overlooking Piazza del Duomo, but also the “Basilica of San Domenico”, which contains the relic of St. Catherine of Siena (patron saint of Italy along with San Francesco) or that one of San Francesco, with its white and green marbles.
If you are looking for churches located in particularly suggestive contexts, you can plan to get married in “Basilica dell’ Osservanza” or in that of “San Clemente”: each of them is located on the top of a hill from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding greenery.
For those who are willing to move further and look for an enchanting church where to get married in the Siena area, the choice is even wider: Asciano, Montepulciano or Pienza, for example, offer wonderful locations for your religious ceremony. One above all, the Duomo of Pienza – or Concattedrale of Santa Maria Assunta – with its elegant facade in light stone.
As for the civil ceremony, in the Town Hall, it is possible to choose to exchange of the “Yes I do” under the frescoed ceiling of the “Sala del Concistoro” or inside Palazzo Patrizi room. If the wedding is to be celebrated in summer the elegant “Loggia dei Nove” is suggested.
The legally binding ceremony in Siena can also take place in spaces literally out of the ordinary as in the bastion of the Fortezza Medicea for lovers of medieval history, in the historic hall of the Municipal Library or in the Teatro dei Rinnovati.