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Exclusive Winery Estate with Holiday Villas in Tuscany – Perfect for Weddings in Tuscany

Enjoy the authentic Tuscan atmosphere for your Wedding and Holiday in Tuscany at the Former Monastery and estate of BADIA DI MORRONA.

Your Italian Wedding among Vineyards and Olive groves where the Chianti region begins and just 15 minutes from Pisa airport !

Badia di Morrona a is located 25 km south of Pisa. It is an ancient Monastery  with typical bell tower and annexed church (Church of St. Mary) , dating back to the late 11th century, with a lovely courtyard that belonged both to the Benedictine and the Camaldolese monks order. The former Monatery’s estate has a surface of 650 hectares, out of which 100 of vineyards and 40 of olive groves. The various villas, cottages and country houses have been carefully restored and turned into excellent and comfortable apartments and rooms spread all over the property. Badia di Morrona hosts weddings receptions in the former monastery (courtyard, gardens or inside their magnificent halls and ancient wine cellars called “barricaia” )  or at the country Villa “La Selvicciola” surrounded by vineyards (indoor or outdoor wedding receptions under marquees).

The estate represents the perfect marriage between tradition and modern technology in the production of its wines and extra virgin olive oil. The current owners have recently completed building a new winery. Not only Chianti DOCG vines are grown but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Grappa and Vin Santo (a local sweet wine). Smaller bottles of wine and extra virgin olive oil are offered also to make unique wedding favors. You can purchase wine in the modern cellar and your bottles can be shipped anywherefrom their premises.

All Tuscany’s major towns, such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena, Certaldo, Lari, Vinci,  San Gimignano and Volterra, as well as Pisa and Florence airports, are very easy to reach by car. Besides, you can enjoy the benefits of the Spa treatments of the famous resort in Casciana Terme, just 10 kms from the property and the golf courses of Castelfalfi and Tirrenia.

Wedding Ceremonies at Badia di Morrona:

Catholic Weddings take place  in the Church of the Monastery (legally binding or if you are already leagally married, you may have a Catholic Blessing Ceremony in the church). The Church has been built in 980 is decorated with precious frescoes and has been finely restored. It can host up to 120 people seated and 80 standing.Protestant, Jewish and Symbolic Weddings on the former monastery’s grounds. Civil ceremonies in the beautiful Wedding Halls of the nearby towns of Volterra and Lari (civil wedding ceremonies take place in a beautiful Castle in the medieval town of Lari) which are  just 15 minutes from Badia di Morrona.

Wedding receptions at Badia di Morrona:


Can host up to 150 people indoors in the wonderful and spacious hall on the ground floor  of the monastery or outdoors, (courtyard or gardens or by the monatstery’s  swimming pool). The former Monastery is catered by the best catering companies in Tuscany.


Can host up to 120 people indoors in the beautiful and spacious hall on the ground floor  of the Villa with lovely views over the gardens and vineyards or outdoors (gardens of the Villa  or by the Villa’s swimming pool). Wedding receptions at Villa Selvicciola are prepared by expert Chefs and waiters in the Villa’s fully equipped kitchen.

Best months for weddings at Badia di Morrona during the year are : May, June, July, August, September and October

Services available for Weddings at Badia di Morrona :

Civil and Religious paperwork
Catering or in house express cooking for wedding receptions
Classic music : Duos, Trios or Quartets
Tenors and Sopranos
DJs and Live Music Bands
Photographer and Videographer
Hair and Make-Up Artist
Airport Transfers
Guest Activities

Accommodation arrangements at Badia di Morrona:

Villa SANT ANGIOLA – SLEEPS 12 – 14 people

Angiola is a two-storey independent Villa located near  to the abbey. It is a light place fully furnished with historical fittings and antique furniture. Sant’Angiola is a two-storey landhouse located very near to an early-medieval abbey. The roomy and light interiors are fully furnished with historical fittings. Its large living room with fireplace is the ideal setting for your couch chatting and the rural style kitchen is equipped with any appliance or tool you may need! Outside the guests can enjoy a large garden with stone oven and a private swimming pool with outdoor equipment. The villa has got three double bedrooms, three twin bedrooms, each with private bathroom, and two further restrooms. The whole villa can easily host 12 up to 14 guests. Villa Sant’Angiola is ideal for a large family or a group of people that can have maximum relax in the exclusive swimming pool and enjoy cooking in the original traditional pizza and bread wood fire oven and barbecue outside in the garden

Villa VIVAYA – Independent House – 4+2 people
Vivaja is a two-storey independent house located in front of Villa La Selvicciola, on a gentle hill right in front of the historical hamlet of Morrona. On the ground floor a large living room with fireplace is together with a fully equipped kitchen in a large and light open space. On the first floor you will find a romantic double bedroom with tester bed asnd ensuite bathroom, a twin bedroom and a large bathroom. Outside you will enjoy the large private laurel-fenced garden with outdoor furniture. The villa is suitable for 4 to 6 people.

Villa LA SELVICCIOLA – 7 Double Bedrooms – B&B

7 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom – on request they can be turned into twin bedrooms – are available for overnight, more day or weekly stays always with breakfast included.It is located in front of Vivaya. On the ground floor a large fully equipped hall is the perfect place for big events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions or in their gardens under their marquees. The large hall is light thanks to big windows and a typical Tuscan fireplaces gives it a special rural character. On the first floor, 7 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom – on request they can be turned into twin bedrooms Rooms are available for overnight, more day or weekly stays, on a B& B basis and meal upon request.. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning. Outside is a panoramic swimming pool with outdoor equipment and furniture.

Villa LA FORNACE – 2 apartments – sleeps 4 or 6 people

Fornace is a two-storey Villa with swimming pool surrounded by oaks and pine trees, at the beginning of a long line of cypresses leading to the ancient Monastery, at the side the private swimming pool.On the ground floor is a large hall with a huge fireplace. And on the second florr there are two apartments :

1) Vigna Alta apartment is suitable for 6 people. It has a living room with kitchen, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with ensuite bathroom, a second twin bedroom and a large bathroom.
2) Taneto apartment is for 4 people and is made of a living room with kitchen, one double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a twin bedroom and a large bathroom.
The apartments can be booked weekly, from Saturday to Saturday. For groups of 12 people the Villa Fornace can also be rented on the whole adding another extra double bedroom and the communal rooms on the ground floor. In this case the villa has got 6 double bedrooms each with private bathroom and a roomy living room with a large dining table and fireplace.

VILLA LA SUGHERA is a complex of 5 large and comfortable apartments, obtained by the renovation of 3 old farmhouses that once belonged to the farmers of the old Monastery. The swimming pool and the playground area have a fantastic view of the ancient  Monastery and its own typical tower bell. The apartments are

N’ANTIA Apartment :     Sleeps 8
SODI Apartment :          Sleeps 6
SUVERA  Apartment :   Sleeps 6
GIULEBBE Apartment: Sleeps 4
FELICIAIA Apartment :  Sleeps 4


Included Services:
Internet Wi-Fi, Cradles, Dish Washer, Highchair, Kitchen use, Fridge use, Barbecue, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Garden, Fireplace, Firewood Oven, Farm Produce Retail, Ironing Facilities, outdoor furniture. Pets are welcome

Extra Services:
Children Bed, Extra Cleaning, Meals can be pre-booked and cooked at Villa “La Selvicciola” for all guests upon request,Wine, olive oil and local Tuscan food Tastings can be organized at their cellars or at one of the Villas upon request, Pizza Chef and Barbeque Chef  available upon request, Pizza and Tuscan Cooking Courses upon request

Daniela was born in Sydney, Australia, from Italian parents and has always had a passion for international travel.Visit Daniela’s website: or contact her at

Now living in Rome, Daniela spends her summers on historic Lake Bracciano , about 30 km Northwest of the Italian capital and in the Castelli Romani District. After several years in Italy and Australia working in the sales departments of Italian and Australian companies operating in the travel industry, during her last years in Australia Daniela also helped several friends get married in Italy, many of them in their ancestors towns in various parts of the Italy.
Daniela decided to return to Italy seven years ago and use her experience and knowledge to help couples around the world realize their dream of a destination wedding in Italy.
She enjoys her unique career as an Italian Wedding Planning Team manager ; the happiness and thankfulness of the many newlyweds she has worked for are very rewarding and fill her days with excitement and personal satisfaction.

Problem solving, organisation skills and innovation are what she thrives in. She never forgets details and only suggests what is best to her planners and couples..

Daniela loves planning and organising weddings throughout all Italy. Her favourite wedding locations are without doubt the Castelli Romani District near Rome, all Latium region, Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast and Sicily. Daniela makes friends with all her couples, helping them on their very special wedding day and personally taking care of all details

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Weddings In Tuscany

This is an easy one as out of the million companies who can arrange weddings in Italy, a million out of a million will deal with weddings in Tuscany.  Why I hear you ask?  It is really quite simple…..… it is because the whole of the world has a very special relationship with Tuscany.  This is due to a range of historical reasons and its size, location, infrastructure, its very good marketing, the art and tourist attractions to name but a few.  Located in central Italy, Tuscany has 2 airports to its name, Pisa and Florence, however even if you were to fly into Bologna or Genoa or even Rome, you would still be within good driving distance to the region of course subject to where you need to end up when in Tuscany.

Toscana (as the Italians call it) has an area of 22,990 square kilometres and a population of about 3.6 million and it is well connected to the other regions which border it.  When you mention the word Tuscany and you can try doing this at a dinner party, the words which must follow are “…beautiful landscapes; hilltop towns; high culture; birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; Dante; Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, the Medicis, Uffizi gallery, Florence, Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano, Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano….. I can go on but will put a stop to it right here.   If we add the Tuscan coastline and the countryside to this region, with a touch of Tuscan fare and top it with a glass of Chianti, we have perfection.

So all you wedding clients out there, well you are completely spoilt for choice.  Tuscany can offer it all…. From the town halls and you have many to choose from as there are over 10 provinces here, some with up to 6 towns with each one providing their own town hall, some nicer than others but still providing originality and charm.  My favourites are: The castle to the east of Florence which is also a museum, Certaldo, the open air town hall where the ceremony takes place in the lovely cloister of the ancient palazzo, Castellina, a medieval fortress, or Radda, a small medieval jewel with remnants of the wall and tower of the ancient fortified town.  There is a frescoed loggia here where civil ceremonies may be performed outside in the loggia covered with frescoes which date back to the 14th century.  Then there is Gaiole and Greve, Volterra and the Palazzo Priori, Colle Val D’Elsa with its frescoed hall and San Quirico, small and cute.  Montepulciano which I love and Montalcino, Arezzo which is bigger than all the places mentioned above, with a recently restored wedding hall which is located in the 14th century palazzo Pretorio.   Of course I cannot forget to mention the more popular locations… Siena with the beautiful Piazza del Campo as its true pinnacle, San Gimignano, which is the most expensive of town halls throughout Italy and where civil ceremonies are held in the Castello reached via an open courtyard, next to the frescoed Duomo.  Pienza which is just adorable, Cortona which is beautiful and last but not least is the Green room of the palazzo Orsetti in Lucca.   If you find the urge that you wish to be close to water then Tuscany has this too…the cloistered court of Pietrasanta or if you have had enough of old and architecturally beautiful, then there is the modern town hall of Forte dei Marmi.

For all those of you who want something a little more intimate and elegant, or simple and rustic or if you really just want to go over the top or want to work on a theme, the possibilities are endless… from the many beautiful churches which have been hand-picked and where it is possible for you to celebrate an intimate catholic or protestant wedding ceremony or you may want to arrange it all in a Tuscan castle, a villa, hotel, terrace, garden or even vineyard if you really want to!  There are many wonderful places in Tuscany where it is possible to do it all and you can stay here, have your ceremony and reception here without having to think too much about moving from one place to the other.  There are also many historical villas which you can hire for the day or for half the day and hold the event here, some of them even have a church or chapel on the premises, which is also a lovely touch.   Some of these historical locations have been used in films like a Room with a View, Much ado about nothing and many places already mentioned feature in films like The English Patient, Stealing Beauty, Life is Beautiful ….

Tuscany provides couples with choice and each one is complimented by the other, so if the location of the ceremony is for you, then you have a choice of at least 2 to 3 places where you can enjoy your reception while still having an array of accommodation to suit your budgets.  

Is Tuscany my top destination?  I would not say number one as in 2009/2010 it came 3rd in the overall vote but Tuscany is a strong contender for being one of the best locations in Italy to experience a true Italian-style wedding and also for appealing to a range of budgets.

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