Destination Weddings in Chianti, TuscanyHighlights:
- The most famous wine regions in the world.
- Glorious landscapes and panoramas from hilltop medieval villages to vineyards.
- A region steeped in history, art, and culture since Etruscan times.
- One of the richest gastronomic heritages in Italy.
Best time for a Chianti wedding: All year round.
Chianti is possibly the most iconic area in Tuscany, typified by its romantic hill towns, vineyards and olive groves. The climate is mild, the medieval villages absolutely charming and the pace of life is relaxed allowing the visitor to soak up quintessential Tuscany. A destination wedding in Chianti offers every possible option for a civil, catholic, protestant or symbolic ceremony. This is the land of ancient castles, of private villas, hamlets and elegant estates with parks. Every wedding dream can come true in Chianti! The food is among the finest in Italy and since Chianti is one of the world’s most famous wine regions the wines for your Tuscany wedding reception will reflect the incredible heritage that is all around you.
The Chianti area is reached via one of the most panoramic routes in Italy, the S222, a winding state road known as La Chiantigiana which runs between Florence and Greve in Chianti. The drive is a must for anyone wishing to savour the beauty of the Chianti countryside. While driving, you will see rising in the distance some of the most famous medieval hilltop towns: Castellina, Radda, Greve, and also Colle di Val D’Elsa nearby. From the summit your eyes will drink in the panoramas of solemn cypresses, miles of red poppies and shimmery golden fields of barley. Chianti never disappoints! Art and architecture in the form of palaces and magnificent cathedrals and churches are a further highlight; while excursions such as horseback riding, hiking and local festivals will delight you and your guests.
Our favorite Chianti town for weddings is Castellina in Chianti, a medieval masterpiece and a short drive from Siena or Florence. It is built on a hill overlooking the Val di Pesa, the Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Elsa valleys and the views are second to none. The town is full of character and surrounded by vineyards. In the heart of Castellina you can visit the medieval fortress La Rocca. Several outstanding restaurants are available for a Chianti wedding reception; full of character and serving superb local cuisine. In summer, events can be held outside.
Rising on a hill which separates two valleys is the town of Radda in Chianti. Exploring Radda’s medieval streets is a delight; the climb is steep and takes you to the caminamento, a vaulted medieval passage which circles a portion of the city. A backdrop like this was made for wedding photos!
Greve in Chianti is the capital of the wine region, with plenty of wine tasting options on its main Piazza Matteotti and charming shops. Gaiole in Chianti is surrounded by some of the finest castles, which are part of important estates that produce wine and olive oil.
The setting of Gaiole, Radda, and Castellina is ideal for couples wishing to get married in Chianti; the selection of wedding halls and churches is excellent and the choice of reception options is remarkable. Chianti is the hub of the finest villas and castles in Tuscany and we offer an exclusive selection of the best the region can offer. Country churches and magnificent basilicas await you for your Catholic marriage rite in Tuscany. For a Chianti civil wedding venue, medieval palaces and castles as well as historic villas await you. Let the staff of Distinctive Italy Weddings guide you in finding the perfect match of your dreams.