- The perfect Renaissance town - in miniature.
- The incomparable views of the Orcia Valley from the Via dell’Amore - the Way of Love.
- Secluded, intimate and authentic.
Airport nearby: Pisa (over 2 hours) or Rome (3 hours approximately)
Best time for a Pienza wedding: April through October.
Anyone seeking to get married in the quintessential Tuscan town should plan their wedding in Pienza!
We fell in love with Pienza in 1998, while exploring the smaller medieval towns of Tuscany searching for an intimate and romantic Tuscan wedding location. Pienza, stole our hearts at first glance and is a gorgeous location for a destination wedding in Tuscany. It is one of the most perfectly designed Renaissance towns in Italy, built on a hill and surrounded by walls in the middle of the Val d’Orcia - the Orcia Valley. The Valley is now a National Park and the encompassing views from the beautifully named Via dell’Amore (the Path of Love) are stunning, creating an unforgettable background for your wedding photos. The town owes its design to Enea Silvio Piccolomini who in 1458 became Pope II and commissioned Florentine architect Bernardo Gambarelli (also known as Bernardo Rossellino) to redesign the town which was originally named Corsignano. A native of Pienza, Pope II transformed his home town into a magnificent Renaissance masterpiece. Pienza is located south of Tuscany, approximately 2 hours from Florence and 1 hour from Siena.
Regarding civil weddings in Pienza
Pienzas civil marriage ceremonies are held in the 15th century Palazzo Comunale which is a Renaissance Palazzo. The Palace has an absolutely enchanting loggia on the ground floor and civil weddings are held in the Sala del Consiglio, on the first floor. Its interiors are beautifully furnished with Gothic antiques, heraldry and frescoes and exceptional views can be enjoyed from its windows. Ideal for small wedding parties, the maximum number of guests allowed is 40.
Authorities in Pienza do not require a declaration several days prior; contact Distinctive Italy Weddingsfor assistance in booking a romantic wedding in Pienza.