Your wedding in San Miniato can be a way to live an event in Tuscan lifestyle ! Located just in the middle of Tuscany it is a really fascinating typical Tuscan place!
The history of this small and lively village in the province of Pisa, is a compendium of everything most typical medieval: the town’s factions fought each other bitterly, it ranged itself staunchly on the Ghibelline side and expressed its deep religious vocation.
In the 12th century San Miniato was so dear to the Holy Roman Empire that it was called San Miniato al Tedesco (German) an was one of the main philo-imperial bases in the area. In 1178. Frederick Redbeard himself stayed there. During this period, San Miniato was on the Via francigena, which was the main connecting route between northern Europe and Rome.
The historical centre contains many interesting buildings such as the Monastery of San Domenico and the beautiful Cathedral, which opens on a grassy terrace looking out over the valley below and the Palace of the Emperor’s Representatives of the 12th century . At the Top of the hill one can see the stunning tower of Frederick, in which the famous poet Per delle Vigne was unjustly imprisoned and blinded (his fate was sung by Dante in his Divine Comedy).
The 14the building of Palazzo Comunale is still San Miniato’s town hall. Its great hall, where wedding civil ceremonies take place, was decorated by Francesco Cenni with large frescos representing local history scenes and coats of arms. Churches as San Domenico San Francesco and the Sanctuary of the Crucifix can be the location for a wedding religious ceremony.
Another important reason to plan a wedding is San Miniato is the opportunity to enjoy the best Tuscan food of the area, with specialties as hunting meat, local cheese, salami and truffles !
San Miniato is well known for white truffles. During the last three weeks in November, it hosts a festival devoted to the precious white truffle which is harvested in the area around the city. The white truffle is more highly valued than the black truffles found in other regions as Umbria. So this can represents another opportunity to taste the delicious cusine of the area while having your wedding in San Miniato.