Certaldo, a romantic wedding location in Tuscany.

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WEDDING IN CERTALDO

A medieval town for your wedding in Tuscany.

Certaldo is located in the South of Florence province, on the border with the province of Siena and it is a perfect place for a wedding in Tuscany Regency organizes civil wedding ceremonies in The Palazzo Pretorio, or Vicariale, the residence of the Florentine governors, recently restored to its original condition.

The picturesque facade, entrance hall and courtyard all bear the insignia of the different Vicars, including the marvellous glazed terracotta coats of arms created by the Della Robbia workshop. In its interiors are various frescoes dating from the 13th to the 16th century. The wedding ceremony can be held in the courtyard of the palace in a "historical" atmosphere.

In 1415 Certaldo became the seat of the Vicariate, and its importance was such that, in the Medici period, it was the most important political and judiciary centre of the Valdelsa. It was the home of the family of Giovanni Boccaccio, who died and was buried here in 1375. The "Castello", the ancient village, inside generally well preserved city walls, can be reached by the ancient steep streets called Costa Alberti e Costa Vecchia, or by the more modern Via del Castello. The sight that meets the eyes is a strongly medieval example of town planning, although it was developed during the Renaissance, which culminates in the imposing Palazzo Pretorio at its peak.

The town as a whole is picturesque, surrounded by vineyards. Weddings in Italy can arrange Protestant or non-denominational wedding ceremony or symbolic ceremonies in private locations and farmhouses located in the hills near Certaldo.

The town hosts several festivals a year. The largest and most famous is Mercantia, a week-long party in Certaldo Alto. It involves numerous street performers from across Italy, Europe and even the Americas.
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