Ceremony: Church of San Giusto, Volterra
Reception: La Vallata Country Beach, Lajatico
Floreal design: Il Bouquet, Volterra
Photographers: Antonio Bartalozzi and Vittorio Marrucci
Barbara and Cesare decided to get married in Volterra. Accompanied by a large number of relatives and friends, they married in the beautiful church of San Giusto, celebrated also by the flag bearers of the historical group of the districts of Pomarance. The Camaldolese Abbey, a stunning architecture over the Balze’s cliffs, and the ravines of San Cipriano were two stunning locations to capture some striking images leaving the couple free to enjoy their time.
In fact, besides the monuments and the numerous testimonies to art and history, Volterra offers the view over the hilly landscape surrounding, that is suddenly arrested by the wild and awesome view over the Balze (cliffs). One of the most famous areas of Volterra, the Balze are an interesting natural phenomenon of soil erosion. This phenomenon has destroyed the largest necropolis of the town, used since the Villanovian period, the most ancient Christian churches and caused the ruin of the Camaldolite Abbey (Badia) of the 11th century. Not far from the church of San Giusto, the abbey was founded at the beginning of the 11th century. A religious complex commissioned by the bishop of Volterra. The monastery, abandoned in the last century due to the ever approaching Balze has been partly restored. The existing structure dates to the 16th century, built on a design by Leon Battista Alberti. Inside the complex famous artists and painters worked, well-known are the frescoes located in the refectory, created at the end of the 17th century by Fra Arsenio, representing a series of episodes in the life of San Giusto.