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PRIVATE VILLA IN TUSCANY, ITALY

A 15TH CENTURY TUSCAN ESTATE OVERLOOKING THE VAL D’ORCIA

Sleeps 48

Capacity 140

Venue from €30,000

Incl. 3 nights

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ABOUT

The First Glance

This villa is an Italian Historic House dating back to the late 15th century. The property lies on the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, a beautiful and miraculously intact valley in Southern Tuscany. Rebuilt after the war by Iris Origo, Anglo-American biographer and historian, it became known for its agricultural produce and beautiful gardens. This venue has three properties which can sleep 48 individuals and hosting up to 140.

Designed by the architect Cecil Pinsent, the villa’s English gardens are infamous and a remarkable spot for a ceremony. Imagine an open air symphony as you walk down the box hedge path dotted with lemon trees and roses. Say your “I Do’s” on the wisteria-covered pergola amongst wild thyme, rosemary and cypress trees. For dinner, you can choose your own catering, or use the on-site restaurant “Dopolavoro” which serves traditional family-style meals from the region. After a night of dancing, relax with friends and family by the swimming pool across the orangerie.

This villa is able to host symbolic ceremonies only and hosts around 15 weddings per year. With on-site accommodation for family and friends, this is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones.

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PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 48
  • Main Villa: 12 Bedrooms
  • B&B Palazzolo: 7 Bedrooms
  • Farmhouse Montauto: 6 Bedrooms
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Swimming Pool
  • Orangery
  • English Courtyard
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Mountain Views

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 140
  • Midnight License
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Local Suppliers

GETTING HERE

Location

This property is a convenient venue to reach from abroad. The closest airport is Florence International Airport, which serves 19 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a 90 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Florence International Airport (111km)

approx. 90min drive

Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport (238km)

approx. 200min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

This venue requires a 3 night minimum stay and the price stays consistent throughout the year. You also have the option to book the B&B Palazzolo and Farmhouse Montauto if would like to accommodate a larger party. When booking this venue, you will have access to the whole estate.

On selected months

Starting price

All Months

Avg. Temp

5-30 °C

30,000

3 nights minimum stay required for Villa Origo

Price for 12 bedrooms for 3 nights is EUR 30,000 (including daily breakfast and cleaning)

Use of gardens is an additional EUR 2,500 per day

Additional price per night is EUR 3,000

Option to rent 2 additional properties:

1. B&B Palazzolo: 7 bedrooms (14 people) for 3 nights is EUR 3,500 and EUR 500 for additional nights

2. Farmhouse Montauto: 6 bedrooms (10 people) for 3 nights is EUR 4,000 and EUR 1,000 for additional nights

All prices include tax

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Frequently Asked Questions

How soon before the wedding should I arrive in Italy?

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CEE European countries: At least 3 working days before the wedding

NON-EU countries: Allow for at least 5 working days before the wedding

* This information is indicative only. the arrival time may vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any travel arrangements.

Who can get married in Italy?

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Anyone can get married in Italy! There are no legal residency requirements for a wedding. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent. Muslim individuals aged 16 can marry with the permission of sharia authorities.

What documentation is needed to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, each British national resident in the UK requires the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Certificate of Non Impediment: A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI, Atto Notorio or a single status certificate. Each person in the couple requires one and typically costs around £35 (valid for six months).

2. Statutory Declaration: A document you receive from your local counsel, stating your will to get married. This is also known as nulla osta, statutory declaration or sworn declaration. Each person in the couple requires one and must be signed in front of a solicitor or public notary.

3. A Valid UK Passport

4. Original Birth Certificate

5. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to Italy, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

What kind of wedding can I have in Italy?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in Italy, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local Italian mayor or town officer in a Town Hall or Villa with an official wedding permit. The ceremony is typically 20 minutes, conducted in Italian and recognised worldwide.

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and does not require a civil ceremony beforehand. Either you or your partner (or both) must be a Catholic and neither of you can be divorced.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Alternatively, you can have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the process to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For Europeans and UK citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local Italian town hall 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need .

Typically, you must bring the “Certificate of Non Impediment” and “Statutory Declaration” translated in Italian and legalised with a Hague Apostille in the UK. Once you have decided your wedding date and venue, email these documents to the venue owner, wedding planner or go directly to the local town hall in Italy to register your civil partnership. The local town hall with arrange for the local mayor or representative to conduct a 20 minute ceremony for you in Italian. This is often held in the Town Hall or in a villa with a wedding permit.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will sign the Ceremony Act which is translated into multiple languages and recognised as a legal wedding certificate all over the world. Once you are back in your country of residence, you may bring this to your local council to have it registered as well.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

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