Explore Italy’s magical surroundings and let these locations inspire your country chic wedding
1. Villa Daniela Grossi, Tuscan Life-Tuscany
Not too far from Lucca, Villa Daniela Grossi is a luxury residence set in the hilly Tuscan countryside brimming with old-world charm and Italian design. In 1995, the villa was bought by the Grossi family and went through a complete makeover. The family embarked on some major restoration projects, making sure to bring the antique furniture to its initial splendour and its frescos back to life. Now you can admire 11 bedrooms with period pieces, frescoed sitting rooms, and an enchanting dining room. What really stands out is the 16th-century Italian garden; for outdoor weddings, there’s no better setting, with roses blooming all around, a Lemon House, and an inviting pool surrounded by a pergola of roses.
2. Relais Fra’ Lorenzo-Verona
Find peace and harmony amongst Italy’s town of love. Verona is known for the most romantic story of all, Romeo and Juliet, but what you might not be familiar with is its artistic and cultural flair, also worth exploring. A few minutes from the old town centre, immersed in olive tree groves, you’ll find Relais Fra’ Lorenzo. Named after the herbalist and friar Fra’ Lorenzo, this magical hilltop home is embedded in history and romance. Everything is tastefully decorated, creating a worthy ambiance for your wedding day. With views over the rolling hills and a terrace looking onto the city, there’s plenty of room for your alfresco ceremony and plenty of time for unforgettable experiences.
3. Mama Casa in Campagna-Napoli, Campania
Blossoms, southern fragrances, and plenty of sunshine can be found at Mama Casa in Campagna. Not too far from the Gulf of Gaeta, this special location is a treasure trove of surprises, from the stylish indoors to the bucolic outdoors. Mama Casa has all that a bride and groom could hope for. It amazes with its country suite for your first night, a historic cellar offering a great selection of wines, and let’s not forget about the exceptional reception halls: the very candid Sala Bianca for wedding buffets, the super country chic Sala Gelso and Il Giardino, located amidst the trees. For the afterparty, the modern pool area will pump up the mood and it sure is perfect for dancing the night away.
4. Antico Convento di Montepozzali-Massa Marittima, Tuscany
Expenses of sunflower fields, clusters of cypress trees and acres of vineyards welcome you to this hotspot in Maremma, Tuscany. Just outside the well-preserved medieval city of Massa Marittima, Convent of Monte Pozzali is a wedding destination like no other. With nature at your doorstep, the Tuscan venue is perfect if you’re looking for a Spring or Summer soiree, and if you plan to extend the party, it offers a range of accommodations that you’ll love. The real protagonist is the 12-century building, carefully restored to preserve its original beauty. Enhancing a timeless aura, it’s also practical and spacious enough to host your dream wedding, and the cherry on the cake, is the Covent’s exceptional restaurant, adding that extra something to any feast you might be planning.
5. Masseria Grieco-Ostuni, Apulia
Plan a once in a lifetime experience embedded in centuries of history and kilometres of Mediterranean vegetation with a romantic stay at Masseria Grieco. The open spaces allow you to enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding Itria Valley and create the perfect ambiance to welcome any size event, from bucolic weddings to dreamy honeymoons. The farmhouse owes its charm to the one-of-a-kind Trulli architecture and the incredibly well-kept arches, terraces, and enchanting setting. With a great team at your service, there’s little you can’t do. From the infinity pool for welcome drinks to the large external square for magical receptions, there is a myriad of options for you to choose from.
6.Villa Sparina Resort, Gavi Piedmont
Aperitifs in the vegetable garden, walks amidst the Gavi hills and a luxury stay are all possible at Villa Sparina Resort. Not too far from Milan or Genoa, the wine-making farm in Monterotondo, Piedmont is preciously positioned between mounts and sea, the perfect mix to craft the sophisticated DOCG that is Gavi. With the gourmet cuisine of La Gallina to match the quality of the wine, you can stun your wedding guests with superb dishes and a panoramic view over the idyllic Italian vineyard. Savour the true flavours of the region and get wrapped by the warmth of the hospitality team. And for honeymooners passing by the location offers 4 golf courses, vineyards, and spellbinding castles.