Villa Franco is located 500 mt above sea level in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just 15 km from Siena and 75 km from Florence. The estate lies on 5 acres of mixed woods and rolling meadows high in the hills, surrounded by age-old oaks, holm-oaks and chestnut-trees. Originally erected in the 1800’s the buildings have been renovated with love, offering a combined experience of authentic, Tuscan history and modern facilities and comfort. The beautifully maintained gardens and ample space all around are some of the wonderful qualities of this stunning property. The Estates location on the peak of the Tuscan hillside, guarantee a light, summer breeze even on the hottest of days, making this a superb venue for your ideal Tuscan summer wedding. During your stay, you and your guests can also enjoy relaxing by the pool, walks in the nearby woods, indulge in natural thermal springs, ponder the charming landscapes, or explore some of the medieval villages and Romanesque parish churches nearby. On one side of the pool there is also a hot tab which can be used during months which are not so warm. On the grounds of the villa there is also a lawn bowls court which is ideal for a gathering with friends and family anythime during your stay. To the left of the villa there is also an open space patio with a lovely outdoor kitchen fully equipped with table and chairs.
Villa Franco is a close to the Tuscan coastline and the most important Tuscan cities of art and offers you a real taste of Tuscan hospitality for your long awaited Tuscan dream wedding.
Villa Franco can host wedding parties both in and outdoors. Indoor parties can be held in the large traditional Tuscan hall, or on the porch, with a seating capacity of 40 guests. Outdoor weddings can host up to 100 guests (a marquee will be required in the event of bad weather: please enquire for quotes).
Villa Franco can accommodate up to 22 overnight guests in 3 self-catering apartments (70 – 200m). A private chef and cooking staff can be arranged on request for all or part of your stay. Additional guests can be accommodated in other facilities nearby.
The main house dates back to approximately 1840 and has been carefully restored and includes all modern comforts (all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms) while retaining many of the original details, such as the huge wooden ceiling beams and the vaulted ceilings in the cottage. The attention to detail is present in every room and the grounds are very spacious. There is a large barbecue outside, as well as tennis/table tennis equipment and an outdoor pool. The owners are a gentle, traditional Tuscan family with a passion for hospitality, good food, and good wine; They don’t miss a chance to share these passion with friends and guests.
CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS WEDDING CEREMONY
You can also choose to have your Italian wedding at a historical church located nearby, or we can arrange a civil ceremony in Siena’s Town hall. A Catholic wedding can be held in one of the beautiful churches nearby. It is also possible to have an Evangelical pastor perform a blessing on site.
Villa Franco is 15 km from the heart of Siena. There are many small, nearby towns within 3-8 kms that provide all basic amenities including restaurants, banks, postal office, pharmacy, and a first-aid station.
Other distances include : Florence: 75 km, San Gimignano: 45 km, Livorno: 120 km, Pisa: 135 km