The location of Tenuta Castelvecchio is one of the locations that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Trieste. I have collected all the most important information, to allow you to get to know the history, the structure and answer the most frequently asked questions about the location. Enjoy the reading!
Tenuta Castelvecchio: the history
The splendid Tenuta Castelvecchio stands on a 145-metre high plateau in Sagrado, in the province of Gorizia. This area has been known since antiquity for its strategic location and excellent wine production. The structure was built in the 18th century at the behest of Raimondo IX della Torre Valsassina, a descendant of a noble family from Como.
During the 19th century, Raimondo intensified wine production, enjoying great success with his daughter Marie. With advancing age, however, the latter decided to sell the estate in 1902 to Spartaco Muratti, a famous writer and artist. The entire Muratti family thus moved to Tenuta Castelvecchio, only to abandon it with the outbreak of the Great War.
The complex was severely affected during the conflicts, being partially destroyed by bombing. In fact, the first six battles of the Isonzo were fought in Tenuta Castelvecchio, which turned the complex into a hospital and military camp. Still visible today are some graffiti left by soldiers, cited by the poet Ungaretti.
It was only in the 1970s that work began on clearing the area of war ordnance and recovering the ancient vines. In 1986, Tenuta Castelvecchio was purchased by the Terraneo family, which has been carrying on the restoration of the complex ever since. Since the 2000s, the structure has finally opened its doors for events and weddings.
Tenuta Castelvecchio: the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding
Tenuta Castelvecchio, with its splendid view over the vineyards of Friuli, is a place of incomparable beauty. Romantic and elegant, it will be the perfect location to organise a fairytale wedding. Indeed, it is a magical and evocative place in which to live a unique experience.
Getting married at Tenuta Castelvecchio means organising a princely wedding with great emotional impact. So if you are looking for a venue that will amaze your guests, we are sure you will not be disappointed. Its fairytale and bucolic views will indeed make your wedding day simply unforgettable. From country-style weddings to traditional weddings, at Tenuta Castelvecchio you will find all the space you need to make your every wish come true.
Depending on the season, you can also choose to hold your celebrations outdoors or inside the beautiful halls. In the large park and adjoining gardens you can experience unforgettable moments on hot summer days. Here you will find a romantic neoclassical temple, perfect for civil ceremonies and elegant shootings. A short distance away is a large terrace to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Friulian countryside. This can accommodate long tables, perfect for youthful and relaxed banquets.
On the other hand, you will find well-kept and elegant spaces suitable for more traditional celebrations inside the buildings of Tenuta Castelvecchio. You can choose between the more rustic and relaxed setting of the barchessa and the frescoed hall's more refined and exclusive setting. Finally, at the end of the day you can experience a unique moment, spending your honeymoon in the Villa. Thanks to its romantic suites you will feel as if you have been transported to distant times, living the sweetest of dreams.
Tenuta Castelvecchio: the structure of the location
The magnificent Tenuta Castelvecchio is a place with a rich and articulated structure. Set amidst the rolling vineyards and olive groves of Friuli, the complex is famous for its ancient wine production. From here you can enjoy a spectacular panorama, ranging from the Carnic Alps to the Adriatic Sea.
Although severely damaged during the bombing of the First World War, the structure is today more splendid than ever. Visitors are welcomed by the vast park, which elegantly embraces the castle. It contains ancient trees, footpaths, an 18th-century temple and a terrace open to the plain below.
Ascending the slopes of the hill, one then reaches the buildings that make up the estate. These include the luxurious 17th-century villa, built in the typical style of Venetian villas, and the barchessa. The main body houses several rooms inside where events and weddings can be celebrated. Prominent among these is the large frescoed hall, accommodating up to 100 guests. Direct access to the neighbouring courtyards is ideal for aperitifs and summer buffets.
The rooms of the barchessa, on the other hand, retain all the charm of the past, but revisited in a modern key. In fact, the rooms inside feature the old wooden ceilings and stone walls, contrasting with the contemporary furniture. These rooms can accommodate up to 220 people, who can also enjoy the more intimate veranda outside the building.
Finally, some smaller cottages are dedicated to overnight stays within the complex. Tenuta Castelvecchio is truly a small world in which to spend unforgettable moments. Celebrating your wedding here will make your most important day even sweeter and more refined.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tenuta Castelvecchio
- Where is Tenuta Castelvecchio located? Tenuta Castelvecchio is located in Sagrado, in the province of Gorizia.
- Can I celebrate my wedding inside Tenuta Castelvecchio? Certainly. You can organise the shooting and the reception inside the structure, in the park and in all the adjoining areas.
- Does Tenuta Castelvecchio have a restaurant? Tenuta Castelvecchio does not offer a dedicated catering and banqueting service. You can therefore hire an external caterer of your acquaintance or choose from the structure's trusted partners.
- What events can be celebrated at Tenuta Castelvecchio? You can organise your most important celebrations at Tenuta Castelvecchio. The structure is in fact open for weddings and private parties. You can also organise your meetings, corporate events and gala dinners.
- Can Tenuta Castelvecchio host business meetings? Certainly. Tenuta Castelvecchio makes its salons and rooms available for organising events and conventions. Every event's detail can be customised between historical charm and state-of-the-art technology.
- Can I stay overnight at Tenuta Castelvecchio? Yes, Tenuta Castelvecchio offers its elegant suites and rooms to the bride and groom and their guests. In fact, there is a flat among the olive trees and two elegant suites in the Villa. These rooms are equipped with every comfort and can accommodate up to six people.
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