Visit and get married in Val d’Orcia
If I say "elopements and weddings abroad", Val d'Orcia comes first in your mind.. But you still don't know it.
The Val d’Orcia is home to centuries-old castles, Romanesque churches, majestic Renaissance mansions, medieval villages and pioneering wineries. Certianly, any of those can become a fabulous location for an extraordinary event.
The landscape of Tuscany Val d’Orcia is one of the most famous and photographed in the world. In fact, it offers a unique and exclusive location for your wedding. The hills, dotted with olive groves and lined with majestic cypress trees, are interspersed with gentle fields of grain and whispering woods. The region is filled with lovely villages, all with a thousand years of history – Montalcino, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, San Quirico d’Orcia, Radicofani, Castiglione d’Orcia. Also, it’s the ideal natural setting for events and ceremonies!
Life in the Val d’Orcia is down-to-earth. People are friendly and hospitable. They appreciate simple and natural things, it’s in their hearts and souls.
Finally, history, art, culture, landscapes, nature, good food and great wine are all enjoyed at a slow pace. These are the ingredients of the perfect Tuscan lifestyle. And the same ingredients are perfect if you this of special and unforgettable weddings abroad.
Spots for beautiful pics during your wedding in Val d’Orcia
In Pienza there are many picture-worth corners. The very best is Via dell’Amore (Love Road), a gorgeous alley overlooking the breathtaking panorama of the Val d’Orcia. And don’t forget “via del bacio” (the kiss way), you know what to do here to bring good luck to your relationship! 🙂 From Via del Casello you have the best perspective, the view rolling off over the hills on your left and the cathedral in the background.
In the countryside, don’t forget to visit the Chapel of Madonna di Vitaleta. This is certainly the postcard par excellence of the Val d’Orcia! This is the most famous church of Tuscany. It’s located at the top of a hill with its characteristic cypress trees. You’ll find it between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia. Isn’t it wonderful? And familiar maybe? Some of the scenes from the Gladiator were shot here 🙂
Famous throughout the world, the zigzagging cypress lined roads are part of the Val d’Orcia too. The first is right outside the lovely tiny town of Monticchiello, the other is Cypress Lined Road visible from La Foce villa. This villa definitely worth a visit!!!
Must do during weddings abroad in Val d’Orcia
- See the Vitaleta Chapel
- Visit Monticchiello and have dinner in the tiny terrace right at the main wall door. And don’t miss the magnificent view!
- Kiss in the Bacio and Love street in Pienza
- Rent a car and make a zigzagging cypress lined roads
- Visit a farm in Val d’Orcia and taste the famous Pecorino cheese of this land