One Of Italy’s Top Wedding Venues
Villa di Ulignano is a breathtaking 17th-century villa nestled deep in the heart of Tuscany. Perched atop the hill of Ulignano, this enchanting venue offers a romantic atmosphere for destination weddings and boasts endless views over the surrounding Tuscan hills.
Built at the beginning of the XVII century, Villa di Ulignano is steeped in history and charm. This ancient venue was originally constructed on the ruins of an older castle and was commissioned by the governor of Livorno. Rumour has it that Napoleon stayed at the property at the beginning of the 18th century and as such, two of its rooms are named in his honour.
Over the centuries, the villa has seen several renovations and uses. It was purchased by the Italian film producer Franco Cristaldi and his actress wife Claudia Cardinale in 1965 and was used as a backdrop for the film Sandra. After the film’s release, the couple set about restoring Villa di Ulignano to its former glory and it thus became a retreat for many of the film industry’s biggest names. The venue’s cinematic history only adds to the honour of being able to now shoot Villa di Ulignano wedding videos here!
A Dream Tuscan Wedding
Today, the villa operates as an exclusive wedding venue and events space. It’s quite simply one of the best venues I have ever worked at and I adore its classic and timeless Italian architectural features. Its ancient stone exterior and elegant interiors brings a few english wedding venues to mind, particularly Upper House and Saltmarsh Hall. With the vast majority of Villa di Ulignano’s guests flying in from across the world, most couples opt to have a wedding experience that lasts a couple of days. You can choose to have a welcome dinner for your guests in the backyard of the villa or a BBQ by the pool and it even has an outdoor pizza oven! When coupled with a Tuscan sunset, it really does help build the excitement of the pre-wedding atmosphere.
Morning preparations take place in one of the villa’s upstairs rooms. With stunning views overlooking the ancient piazza below, it offers a relaxed and rustic setting for those all-important finishing touches. Symbolic, Protestant or non-denominational wedding ceremonies can take place in one of the villa’s gardens overlooking tranquil olive groves and fragrant fields. You really couldn’t ask for a better backdrop to your nuptials!
The villa’s Olympic-size pool, which also boasts a bar and a sauna, provides a stunning spot for a poolside cocktail aperitif after the ceremony. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your hair down once the formalities are complete.The front courtyard hosts the venue’s wedding breakfasts and provides a lush setting for a candlelit meal. Situated on the doorstep of the villa and in the shape of a bow of a ship, it effortlessly creates a romantic Tuscan atmosphere under hanging festoon lights. The panoramic garden at the rear of the property is an equally gorgeous space for evening receptions. With fairy-lit trees and a huge mirrorball, it is a lovely spot to dance the night away.
Villa di Ulignano Wedding Videography
Villa di Ulignano can accommodate up to 150 guests, making it a great option for larger weddings. The full venue is rented exclusively too, which means that you and your guests can enjoy the entirety of the estate to yourselves. Villa di Ulignano has 15 rooms with beds for 29 guests and there are also many nearby hotels too. Despite its rural spot, it is located just 10 km outside of picturesque Volterra and within driving distance to Florence, Siena, and the coast.
The villa’s 3 hectares of delightful parkland and lush green gardens are surrounded by cypresses, creating a truly picturesque Tuscan scene. The backdrop of Volterra in the distance only adds to the romance of the setting. There really is no shortage of opportunities to capture the authentic Italian atmosphere in your photos and Villa di Ulignano wedding video.
Villa di Ulignano is a fantastic choice if you’re looking for an idyllic wedding venue that offers stunning Italian scenery and old-world charm. It is a dream-come-true venue for those seeking an unforgettable wedding experience in the heart of Tuscany and it’s an experience that you and your guests will cherish for years to come.
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