Ceremony: Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, Campi Bisenzio
Location: Foresta di Vallombrosa, Reggello
Reception: Hotel La Foresta, Vallombrosa
Photographers: Vittorio Marrucci and Simone Addis
A marriage that has gone from Florence to Reggello, in the shadow of the majestic forest of Vallombrosa and its splendid abbey. Lorenzo, Laura and the miracle of life that she held in her lap. It was a beautiful day, with an intense celebration and a walk in a mystical place surrounded by the nature.
The abbey of Vallombrosa is situated really in the splendid created Forest and taken care of in the centuries by the monks and declared in the 1973 Reserve Biogenetica Naturale. In the 1008 Giovanni Gualberto, Florentine noble, that he was from little fact monk, left with a companion the monastery of St. Miniated of Florence, to find a more isolated place whether to pick up him. After a meeting with St. Romualdo, founder of the hermitage of Camaldoli, was brought already where in a denominated place “Acquabona” a small romitorio it was found where now the monastery of Vallombrosa rises wood cells were built for the new followers that reached Gualberto. In 1015 the monks elected Gualberto to them superior, and the new congregation of the monks vallombrosani was born, that followed the rule of St. Benedict founded on the precept “now et labora.” Vallombrosa is really a natural heaven of peace in Tuscany and it is considered a peaceful and relaxing place where to get married. Vallombrosa is actually known for its perfect combination of nature and calm: the territory hosts one of the most famous and richest arboretum of the country, with more than 5,000 species of trees. A path immersed in pure, uncontaminated nature, will lead you to the top of the historic site where the Abbazia, the abbey, is situated. Here, impressive and overshadowing all, nature seems to be the only protagonist and creates a magic, fairy-like atmosphere, somehow evocative of fantasy movies.