CASTELLO DI VINCIGLIATA
The first document about Vincigliata is a contract registered in the year 1031, by the family Vinsdomini.
The decline started in the 17th century, the castle was sold, gambled away and gradually went to rack and ruin. In 1840 lord John Temple came upon the overgrown ruin of a medieval castle; he instantly fell in love with it and decided to restore it to its former glory.
Today, Vincigliata Castle continues in the spirit of Sir John Temple, as a place of inspiration and a centre for all kinds of social and cultural gatherings, creating unforgettable evenings within its magic atmosphere due to the legend of Bianca.
Bianca was a pretty girl admired and courted by men for her beauty, but her heart belonged to one man only; the son of the family's arch-enemy. The day of their wedding, while Bianca was waiting the arrival of her spouse on the tower, Uberto was assailed and killed by Bianca’s brothers.
The story goes that Bianca died of broken heart, dressed still in her white wed attire. Since that day her spirit roams among the walls of the castle, and she protects all loves, especially impossible ones.
Castello di Vincigliata is one of the most romantic & beautiful venue a few km from the centre of Florence. Plunged among the rolling Tuscan hills, it is the ideal place for celebrating your special day. With its breathtaking balcony and its romantic courtyard, the castle is a unique setting for an unforgettable wedding.
The Castle has many rooms that can be used as desired depending on the logistics of the event: the cozy and romantic courtyard gardens create the atmosphere perfect for the warm season. The interior rooms furnished with antiques and paintings of the '500 and the winter garden, provide an excellent alternative in case of bad weather or during the colder season.
Ceremony on the lawn and the welcome cocktail on the terrace in the garden, romantic dinner in the courtyard with candles and torches all around. During the evening the guests can stroll around the courtyard, the drawing-rooms with its original furniture and frescos. After dinner and dancing in the garden, one can visit a terrace with a stupendous view of Florence.