As wedding planner I strongly recommend to have a wedding in Volterra, in the middle of the Tuscan countryside!
Volterra is known all around the world as the ‘city of the Etruscans’. From the 8th century BC the Etruscans began to spread out over the slopes and later in 4thcentury BC a defensive wall was erected to enclose the urban centre. The Etruscans Velathri based its economy on mineral deposits of copper and silver. In the 5thcentury Volterra became the diocese of a vast area, and later in the Middle Ages the struggle between the feudal lords and the Bishops finished in 1257 with the start of the free Commune. Palazzo dei Priori is a magnificent example of the importance of this town during the Middle Ages. Palazzo dei Priori can be your fantastic wedding location in Volterra.
Plan your wedding in Volterra , in one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the hearth of Tuscany. Idyllically set amidst an evocative landscape of rolling hills and woodland abruptly defined by deep clay walled chasms and ravines. There are so many opportunities to choose a stunning villa or a country farm for a relaxing stay for you and your guests while having a wedding event in Volterra.
Volterra is the city of stone and the city of the alabaster. Its narrow streets, towers and palaces and fortifications are made of a yellow grey stone, a sandstone effused with fossils. Then we have the chalky alabaster of Volterra, a soft white stone, more easily carved than marble, and ideal for intricate decoration and classic sculpture work. A nice wedding courtesy in alabaster could be offered to your guests as a nice memory of the event!
Alabaster craft tradition is still nowadays a distinctive feature of the art culture and history of this splendid town, very apt for a magic Tuscan wedding!