Wedding in Villa di Striano

Wedding photographer Villa Striano, Tuscany.

The location of Villa di Striano is one of the structures that I have most appreciated during my experience as a wedding photographer in Tuscany. 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 villa. Enjoy the reading!

Villa di Striano: the history

The historic Villa di Striano stands in Borgo San Lorenzo, in the heart of Mugello, in the province of Florence. The mansion supposedly dates back to the 12th century, as reported in an official document from 1257. The Villa belonged to the noble Ubaldi family and initially consisted of two fortified towers. 

Over the following centuries, the structure changed hands several times, finally being purchased by Antonio Cocchi in the 17th century. Of Mugello origin, this was a noted physician and naturalist and a member of the famous Accademia della Crusca. Villa di Striano was later sold to the noble Francescani family, which modified the complex by building the present manor house.

In 1875 the mansion changed hands again, being purchased by the Florentine painter Michele Gordigiani. The latter undertook a long and painstaking restoration of the structure, reconstructing parts of it together with architect Luigi Del Moro, known for his work on the facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. A splendid English park, several terraces, a loggia and numerous frescoes were thus created, transforming Villa di Striano into a small palace. 

The residence soon became a small literary salon, hosting the leading cultural figures of the time. These included Eleonora Duse and Gabriele D'Annunzio, who used to spend his vacations at the Villa. Many other artists and personalities spent evenings here, participating in events organized by the Gordigiani family.

According to the wishes of Michele's heir, Giulietta Gordigiani, in 1957 Villa di Striano was donated to the Casa di Riposo per Musicisti in Milan. From 1968 the structure finally became the property of private individuals. Renovated and modernized, the mansion now hosts private events and weddings.

Villa di Striano: the perfect setting for a timeless, classic wedding

The enchanting Villa di Striano is one of the most exclusive and majestic wedding locations in the Mugello basin. Nestled in the striking landscape of the Apennines, the mansion offers breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. Then, thanks to its perfect state of preservation, Villa di Striano is the most suitable structure for the organization of classic and timeless weddings.

What is most striking about the mansion is the wide variety of spaces made available to the bride and groom. The complex is exploitable in its entirety and features areas dedicated to every single phase of your wedding. A true flagship of the mansion is its immense English-style park, in which to organize your summer receptions. Among century-old trees and flowering bushes, you can also ask to celebrate your exciting civil ceremony here. 

Going up toward the villa, however, you will find numerous squares, gardens and terraces suitable for hosting aperitifs and banquets. From trendy to minimal-style weddings, these versatile spaces can be adapted by the staff according to your requests. In the beautiful wisteria garden, under a mantle of golden lights, you can then have a romantic cake cutting, which will sweetly crown your day.

The refined interiors of the main building and outbuildings are of course also available to the bride and groom. If you are looking for a more intimate, simple but still well-kept setting, the beautiful lemon house will be perfect for you. Here you can organize an elegant but more relaxed reception, suitable for simple and convivial couples. 

Do you prefer, instead, a more luxurious location with an antique flavor? Then we are sure that the grand Gordigiani Hall will surprise you. Here you can admire priceless works of art and some period furniture, which will immediately give a bon-ton touch to your event. If you are looking for an oasis of peace in which to experience your most beautiful day, you will not be disappointed by this beautiful location.

Villa di Striano: the structure of the location

Villa di Striano is a mansion where art, history and nature come together to perfection. Located among the verdant hills of Mugello, the structure is one of the most beautiful historic villas in Tuscany. The villa is distinguished by its panoramic position and its boundless English-style park, in which majestic centuries-old trees stand tall.

Walking up the romantic paths through the grove, one then reaches the various outdoor areas of the complex. Standing out among these for their beauty and versatility are the large open squares overlooking the hills and Lake Bilancino. Here it is possible to arrange tables and chairs and experience every phase of the wedding, from the civil ceremony to the actual banquet. The exteriors of Villa di Striano can accommodate up to 500 guests, giving them unique and bucolic moments.

Approaching the complex, one then reaches the covered spaces of the facility, such as the lemon house. Well protected by vegetation, this is a romantic and quiet room, ideal for smaller receptions. For larger groups, however, Villa di Striano provides its spacious Gordigiani Hall. This exclusive space can accommodate up to 300 guests, who will be able to admire the many 19th-century paintings and memorabilia preserved here between courses.

Finally, Villa di Striano has several rooms and suites in which you can stay overnight or prepare for your wedding. This splendid mansion is truly one of the most enviable and rich locations in Tuscany and will surely know how to give you unforgettable moments.

Frequently Asked Questions about Villa di Striano

  • Where is Villa di Striano located? Villa di Striano is located in Borgo San Lorenzo, in the heart of Mugello, in the province of Florence.
  • Can I celebrate my wedding inside Villa di Striano? Certainly. You will be able to organize the shooting and reception inside the Villa and in all the adjoining areas. The entire complex is exclusively dedicated to your celebration. You can also celebrate civil rites inside the facility upon request.
  • Is there a restaurant inside Villa di Striano? The Villa does not have an in-house catering service but collaborates with trusted external partners. Therefore, it is not possible to freely choose the catering service.
  • What events is it possible to celebrate at Villa di Striano? Inside Villa di Striano it is possible to organize your most important celebrations. The facility is open for weddings, baptisms, communions, birthdays and graduation parties. You can, in addition, organize your meetings, corporate events and gala dinners.
  • Can Villa di Striano host business meetings? Certainly. Villa di Striano provides its indoor and outdoor facilities for the organization of events and conventions. The rooms are equipped with every comfort and feature technologically advanced facilities.
  • Can I stay overnight inside Villa di Striano? Yes, the facility has rooms and suites in which to stay overnight or simply prepare for the event.

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