Are you planning to get married in a glamorous Tuscan castle full of history? A wedding in Castagneto Carducci is the proper solution for you!
The little town of Castagneto Carducci – or Castagneto della Gherardesca, derives from the name of the family, Lombard in origin, of which it was the fief. The della Gherardesca family are today the oldest Italian family, and the castle at Castagneto – still inhabited today by the family’s descendants – dates back to the year one thousand. This fantastic castle can be rented for wedding ceremonies and wedding parties.
The present-day name of Castagneto Carducci was given to the ancient fief in 1907, in honor of the poet Giosue Carducci who stayed there as an adolescent and who always remained bound to it. This was the reason why the Town hall decided to change the name from Castagneto Marittimo, to that of Castagneto Carducci. Dominated by the castle of the della Gherardesca counts, Castagneto Carducci appears with all the charm of a village of medieval origins. The streets have been developed in concentric rings starting from the castle, which was originally surrounded by walls. Today, only a section of the walls remains, facing the sea.
The beautiful caste is now a stunning location for your wedding in Castagneto Carducci. The religious ceremony can be held in the annex Church of San Lorenzo or a symbolic ceremony can be arranged in one of the nice garden of the castle, while a fantastic wedding party can be done on the main terrace of the castle overlooking the town and the sea.
In Via Carducci, there is the house where the poet lived from 1848 to 1849 and in which the “Centro Carducciano” has been set up. The beautiful Piazzale Belvedere, is located in a panoramic position, from where all the countryside as far as the sea can be overlooked. There are plenty of opportunities in town and in the nearby countryside for your stay in nice villas or in one of the several countryfarms and wineries converted in boutique hotels or nice resorts. The wild beaches of Marina di Castagneto are very close and a short stay there can be a good a relaxing opportunity after your wedding in Castagneto Carducci.