If you’re thinking about planning your wedding in beautiful Italy, with dinner under the stars, set amongst olive groves , perhaps a place with history and character – welcome to MONTESTIGLIANO, Tuscany. The super talented photographers Oleg + Janna of WARM PHOTO take us to explore the grounds of this venue and its charm!
JANNA tells us more about this historic place: “Nature, tradition and the perfect location will build your wedding like a dream at Montestigliano: majestic rolling countryside, vineyards, ancient walled towns and architecture. Every apartment has easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in Tuscany. With cypress avenues, olive groves, fig trees and ancient terraces it’s an ideal location to walk and enjoy the countryside. The location is perfect to drive you in the most important day of your life.”
“At the end of the 18th century, the first owners of the estate, the De Vecchi, an aristocratic family from Siena, built the first part of what is today the central property. Two other important aristocratic families followed. The Aldobrandini extended the estate with further farm buildings and the last owners before the Donati, the Vanni, who came from Florence, bought the whole estate at the beginning of the 20th century, adding the main villa to the existing property.”
“In 1985, Giancarlo Donati, together with Massimo, his eldest son, saw the opportunity to transform the old farmhouses, which were by now uninhabited, into tourist accommodation, and so began a farmhouse with the help of his wife Maria Adriana Rossi, together with his two oldest daughters, Luisa and Virginia. The business grew rapidly in the years that followed and today involves the whole family, including the youngest children, Marta and Damiano.”