Tie the knot in the "Medieval Manhattan" of Tuscany.
San Gimignano is one of the most unique Tuscan villages thanks to its preserved medieval aspect of crumbling towers; for this reason UNESCO appointed it as "World cultural and Natural heritage city". But not just for this San Gimignano is, by far, the most popular Tuscan hill town with its 14 towers.. and there was a time when around 70-76 of the things spiking the sky above this unique village.
Beautiful as San Gimignano is, there's more than just art and countryside. Hundreds of years ago the residents grew crocuses and exported saffron throughout the known world; the ancient art is now being revived and currently an I.G.P. (Protected Geographical Indication) recognition paperwork is underway. Moreover a white wine whose origins are shrouded in the mists of time is produced in the surroundings hills: Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Some even suggest that the grapes used to make it were brought by the Etruscans. In any case, by the Renaissance Vernaccia was considered Italy's finest white wine, fit to fire the imaginations of poets, artists and Popes. Because of its historical renown, it was the first Italian wine to be awarded DOC status, in 1966.
Enjoy the town at evening time, when the alleyways are empty and you can wander in the yellow light of street lamp. Relax in Piazza della Cisterna, centered around a 1237 well and guarded by the tall medieval towers.
Visit the Duomo (Collegiata), in unmistakable Romanic style that hosts the masterpieces of renaissance painters such as Il Ghirlandaio, or the Museo Civico that conserve paintings from Pinturicchio and many others.
Wedding in San Gimignano
Civil weddings in San Gimignano are hosted in one of the most beautiful Medieval palaces in town: Palazzo del Popolo, built in the XIII Century. The entrance is through a picturesque courtyard where you will find an ancient well and the city coat of arms on different walls. From the courtyard a spectacular flight of steps leads to the marriage hall, the stunning "Sala di Dante" (Dante's Hall), where magnificent fourteenth-century frescoes adorn the wall and Renaissance "pancali" make it precious.
For further details please have also a look at the Comune di San Gimignano website (pages are in Italian only).
If you are looking for the peaceful and charming atmosphere of a typical Tuscany landscape and by the beauty of Tuscan Renaissance, you will be captured by a San Gimignano civil wedding; and after the service you will have plenty of different options for a stunning wedding reception in town or in a countryside location surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
San Gimignano Wedding Venues
Romeo and Juliet, Tuscany wedding locations catalogue, includes the most beautiful destinations in San Gimignano. Among the many options let me suggest you: