Ceremony: Palazzo dei Priori of Volterra
Reception: Villa Viti of Mazzolla – Volterra
Catering: Don Beta Gold – Volterra
Photographers: Antonio Bartalozzi – Nico Lopez Bruchi
Ambra and Pietro are a young couple. To get us together, in addition to the common origins of Volterra, was also the project that they recently started: an activity of Wedding Planning, Blossom Bridge, which offers among its services a wedding in medieval style. Like us, they are in love with Volterra and they decided to take root in the “city of wind and rock”, as described by the writer Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Ambra and Pietro’s wedding was an event characterized by spontaneity and freshness, simplicity and naturalness, all of which we greatly appreciated. They said the fateful “yes” within the walls of the oldest municipal building of Tuscany, Palazzo dei Priori, and they left for a romantic walk through the streets of the city and the countryside between the ripe wheat.
A charming village a few kilometers from Volterra, Villa Viti of Mazzolla, was the reception of the party. Mazzolla is a charming hilltop village in the midst of the beautiful Tuscan landscape between fields and woods, about 8 km distance from the ancient town of Volterra. The story tells that this locality originally was an Etruscan settling, called Mazzum though the first historical document that attests the existence of Mazzolla dates from the year 1000 when the Bishop of Volterra was received there.
Today Mazzolla still retains the configuration of an antique hamlet. Noteworthy the small Catholic church dedicated to San Lorenzo with its Romanesque facade and interior from the beginning of the nineteenth century and the residential villa owned by the Viti family. The villa was bought by Giuseppe Benedetto Viti, an adventurous man that in his travels was even appointed Emir of Nepal. The Villa is a pleasant mixture of styles from mediaeval times unto the eighteenth-century: facing a large garden with the two towers built for defence from which one has a splendid view toward Volterra. In the garden there is an oval reservoir five meter large, eighteen meters long and six meters deep.