Are you considering the possibility of a beautiful and intimate Tuscany elopement for your special day? Suppose you are planning to elope to Tuscany. In that case, you might want to delve into the specific locations you can elope to in this beautiful destination or maybe find some more reasons to elope in Tuscany. Here you will find everything you need to know about Tuscany and also some of the best locations for your Tuscan elopement.
Whatever your preference is, after reading through this, you will surely fall in love with the idea of a Tuscan elopement filled with jaw-dropping sceneries, romantic atmosphere, and beauty all over the different cities of Tuscany.
Eloping to Italy is the dream for many couples, whether it is for its amazingly beautiful sceneries, delicious cuisine, the incredible art, and culture or the warm hospitality of locals, Italy is regarded as a country of romance, laid back life, beauty in every place and a great place for lovers. Because of all this, you might be in love with the idea of eloping to Italy, but you feel overwhelmed by the number of beautiful places you can choose from.
Tuscany is a great location for couples considering eloping to Italy, since it embodies everything, you think of when Italy comes to mind, from the vast countryside to the renaissance art and architecture and the gorgeous seaside.
Tuscany is a region, like a state in other countries, located in central Italy that expands across the western Italian coast. Tuscany is known for being the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, full of all the architecture, art, and museums in its major localities. Also, 8 locations in Tuscany are regarded as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the historical Centre of Florence and the Cathedral Square of Pisa, where the Leaning Tower of Pisa is located.
Steering away from tourist-filled locations and into the less urbanized areas, Tuscany is also famous for its countryside lifestyle, where vineyards span across acres, producing world-renowned wines of unique taste (such as the famous Chianti wines), as well as olive and all the products related to it. In terms of seaside locations, the Tuscan coast is also known for having amazing seas, with the Castiglione Sea being named the best sea by the environmental authorities of Italy.
Best time of the year for your Tuscany elopement.
When choosing the best season for your Tuscany elopement, you must consider the region's weather you will elope to. Tuscany might seem like a perfect destination for a summer elopement, but you will be surprised to know that the best time of the year to elope to Tuscany are mid to late spring and early fall. The reason for this is that most tourists visit during the summer, so it can get pricey and crowded in many tourist landmarks and other couples
will also be booking venues for their weddings.
Eloping in Tuscany during mid to late spring is perfect if you like mild and nice weather, with vibrant colors in nature, from the rich green rolling hills in the countryside to the private gardens overflowing with blooming flowers.
Tuscany elopements during autumn are also great because of the mild weather. Still, the harvest is in, too, so you can enjoy amazing food with fresh produce in some of the best restaurants of Tuscany, as well as buying local produce from farms near the countryside venues for elopements or Airbnb's all around the Tuscan rural areas. The Tuscan countryside is also saturated with vibrant orange and yellow tones all over from the season change, which altogether makes for mesmerizing pictures of you and your significant other living out your dream elopement.
Getting married in Tuscany.
When planning an elopement, there are many decisions to be made. Although elopements are often thought of as this out-of-the-blue, unplanned trip, it is very useful to plan certain decisions and what is needed to do them. One of these decisions is whether to get married in the location you want to elope to or not and whether it will be a civil marriage or a religious one.
The first option and the easier one when eloping to Tuscany is to get legally married where you live and just elope to Tuscany for a symbolic ceremony that requires no paperwork and documentation beforehand. This will make your elopement way easier, free of stress, and will give you more time to enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and do all sorts of
fun activities during your elopement.
Now, if you are planning on hiring a wedding planner (which is recommended), you can consider getting legally married in Tuscany since your wedding planner can help you with all the paperwork and navigating bureaucracy. For a legal marriage in Tuscany, you require a Dichiarazione Giurata from the Embassy or Consulate, which is a document that proves no legal impediment for your wedding. You will also need an Atto Notorio, a similar document, and then deliver all of them to the local Marriage Office and make a Declaration of Intention to Marry.
If you want a religious ceremony, you can perform it, but if the clergy is not Roman Catholic, you must perform a civil ceremony first. A civil ceremony will be performed by the mayor of the city or one of his deputies and requires at least two witnesses. For more information regarding legal marriages, you can visit your country's embassy website.
Best locations to elope in Tuscany.
Tuscany is a large region of Italy, which means there is a lot of diversity and variation in sceneries, weather, geography, and things to do all over the Tuscan territory. In a two-hour drive, you can go from snowcapped mountain peaks to the sea, all while staying in Tuscany, so you have a variety of choices for your elopement in Tuscany, many for every taste and dream.
The metropolitan area of Florence is one of the biggest cities in all of Italy, being a cultural landmark famous for its historic contributions to art, culture, and architecture, where the modern and the classic clash in an incredible city perfect for those who love discovering the marvelous streets of
a metropolis with a rich history.
Moreover, there are many amazing venues inside the city with great views of the beautiful renaissance architecture that rises all over the center of Florence. One of these places with gorgeous views is the Hotel Torre Di Bellosguardo, a villa-like hotel with gardens and terraces looking down on the beauty of the city.
2. Farmhouse elopement in Tuscany
If you are looking for an intimate, private, and very romantic setting for your elopement, you might want to turn to the countryside. The popular imagination pictures Tuscany as a vast countryside with rolling hills covered in green, where little farmhouses are located among the beautiful scenery,
which is a reality in some areas of Tuscany.
Some venues like Viticcio, located between farmhouses in Chianti, offer this kind of style for your Tuscany elopement. Or maybe you are looking for some accommodations like a swimming pool in the countryside; in that case, Fattoria di Maiano will be the place for you. And there are many other towns with farmhouses that can be rented as venues, such as Volterra, Certaldo, and San Gimignano.
3. Castle fairytale Tuscany elopement
If you have always dreamed of getting married in a fairytale location, then Tuscany has the perfect locations to make your dreams come true. With its vast history during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, many castles were built all over Tuscany. Many of them are available for couples looking to make fantasy reality in one of these beautifully designed castles.
First, there's Castello Del Trebbio, surrounded by the amazing landscape of Chianti and vineyards that produce exquisite wine, where you can get a civil or religious ceremony arranged in the castle's courtyard.
Castello di Montefugoni is also located outside of Florence, also in Chianti, a historic castle with elegant antique architecture, beautiful statues, private courtyards, and opulent spaces. It is a perfect location for the Tuscan elopement of your dreams.