September 8, 2019 /
Original Tuscan Wedding
Discover what’s the meaning for “Borgo” in Tuscany
Many couple want to plan their wedding in Tuscan territories. The reasons they do this are many, and we have talked about this several times in our blog and this time we want to propose you an idea a little bit different than renting a villa fro your wedding.
Tuscany is known also for its old renewed villages/hamlet called “borgo” (plural borghi).
Sometimes it happens that some of these places belong to an owner who -fortunately for us- has decided to rent the property to celebrate events and weddings.
Can you imagine an entire old renewed tuscan village in your possession for one day or more?We personally think that this is more than a cutting-edge wedding, this is something very uncommon and rare.
Many villages have been built on ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins which are visible to these days.
We want to give you a complete list of all the most enchanting villages (borghi) in Tuscany.
It starts from the Arezzo countryside where the evocative medieval fortresses of Anghiari, Castelfranco Piandiscò, Raggiolo and Loro Ciuffenna rise, famous not only for their fairy-tale landscapes but also for the suggestive cornices of the historical centers, where towers, palaces and Romanesque churches cross.
Continuing to the heart of the Casentino, one of the most suggestive valleys in Tuscany, we find Poppi, the ideal village for a dip in the Middle Ages, where you can visit the splendid Castello dei Conti Guidi, from whose tower you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
Among the rolling hills of the Valdelsa we find Montaione, famous because nearby is the Sacro Monte di San Vivaldo, where the plan of the sixteenth century Jerusalem was reproduced on a reduced scale, so much to be nicknamed the little Jerusalem of Tuscany.
We move to the Pisan hills to discover Montescudaio, perfect for a delicious stop to taste a glass of Montescudaio Doc wine, while in the green Val di Cornia, not far from the sea of the Etruscan Coast, we meet the medieval village of Suvereto dominated by the Rocca Aldobrandesca, located at the highest point of the country.
The Lucca area boasts three beautiful villages in Italy: Barga, Castiglione di Garfagnana and Coreglia Alteminelli, three medieval fiefdoms that still maintain their original features, perfect for discovering the traditions and unspoiled nature of the Apuan Alps.
In the soft countryside of the Terre di Siena, between the Crete and the Valdichiana, we find the ancient village of Buonconvento, situated along the ancient Via Francigena, but also San Casciano dei Bagni, with its thermal baths, the castle and the medieval towers, and Cetona, a splendid village of Etruscan origins where it will seem like going back in time.
Unspoiled nature and wild landscapes are the stylistic features of the Maremma, in this unique land that ranges from Monte Amiata to the beaches there are wonderful villages, such as Montemerano, protected by a triple circle of medieval walls, or Santa Fiora, a mountain town that it preserves a splendid Peschiera wanted by the noble Aldobrandeschi family.
Not forgetting Pitigliano and Sovana, dug in the tuff by the Etruscans where to discover the necropolis and the majestic testimonies of this ancient people, and again Capalbio, the ancient village from which you can admire the sea.