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Your Italian Wedding among Vineyards and Olive groves where the Chianti region begins and just 15 minutes from Pisa airport !
Badia di Morrona a is located 25 km south of Pisa. It is an ancient Monastery with typical bell tower and annexed church (Church of St. Mary) , dating back to the late 11th century, with a lovely courtyard that belonged both to the Benedictine and the Camaldolese monks order. The former Monatery’s estate has a surface of 650 hectares, out of which 100 of vineyards and 40 of olive groves. The various villas, cottages and country houses have been carefully restored and turned into excellent and comfortable apartments and rooms spread all over the property. Badia di Morrona hosts weddings receptions in the former monastery (courtyard, gardens or inside their magnificent halls and ancient wine cellars called “barricaia” ) or at the country Villa “La Selvicciola” surrounded by vineyards (indoor or outdoor wedding receptions under marquees).
The estate represents the perfect marriage between tradition and modern technology in the production of its wines and extra virgin olive oil. The current owners have recently completed building a new winery. Not only Chianti DOCG vines are grown but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Grappa and Vin Santo (a local sweet wine). Smaller bottles of wine and extra virgin olive oil are offered also to make unique wedding favors. You can purchase wine in the modern cellar and your bottles can be shipped anywhere from their premises.
All Tuscany's major towns, such as Pisa, Florence, Lucca, Siena, Certaldo, Lari, Vinci, San Gimignano and Volterra, as well as Pisa and Florence airports, are very easy to reach by car. Besides, you can enjoy the benefits of the Spa treatments of the famous resort in Casciana Terme, just 10 kms from the property and the golf courses of Castelfalfi and Tirrenia.
WEDDING CEREMONIES AT BADIA DI MORRONA
Catholic Weddings take place in the Church of the Monastery (legally binding or if you are already leagally married, you may have a Catholic Blessing Ceremony in the church). The Church has been built in 980 is decorated with precious frescoes and has been finely restored. It can host up to 120 people seated and 80 standing.Protestant, Jewish and Symbolic Weddings on the former monastery’s grounds. Civil ceremonies in the beautiful Wedding Halls of the nearby towns of Volterra and Lari (civil wedding ceremonies take place in a beautiful Castle in the medieval town of Lari) which are just 15 minutes from Badia di Morrona. WEDDING RECEPTIONS AT BADIA DI MORRONA:
1) FORMER MONASTERY
Can host up to 150 people indoors in the wonderful and spacious hall on the ground floor of the monastery or outdoors, (courtyard or gardens or by the monatstery’s swimming pool). The former Monastery is catered by the best catering companies in Tuscany.
2) VILLA LA SELVICCIOLA
Can host up to 120 people indoors in the beautiful and spacious hall on the ground floor of the Villa with lovely views over the gardens and vineyards or outdoors (gardens of the Villa or by the Villa’s swimming pool). Wedding receptions at Villa Selvicciola are prepared by expert Chefs and waiters in the Villa’s fully equipped kitchen.
Best months for weddings at Badia di Morrona during the year are : May, June, July, August, September and October
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ACCOMMODATION ARRANGEMENTS AT BADIA DI MORRONA
Villa SANT ANGIOLA – SLEEPS 12 – 14 PEOPLE Angiola is a two-storey independent Villa located near to the abbey. It is a light place fully furnished with historical fittings and antique furniture. Sant’Angiola is a two-storey landhouse located very near to an early-medieval abbey. The roomy and light interiors are fully furnished with historical fittings. Its large living room with fireplace is the ideal setting for your couch chatting and the rural style kitchen is equipped with any appliance or tool you may need! Outside the guests can enjoy a large garden with stone oven and a private swimming pool with outdoor equipment. The villa has got three double bedrooms, three twin bedrooms, each with private bathroom, and two further restrooms. The whole villa can easily host 12 up to 14 guests. Villa Sant'Angiola is ideal for a large family or a group of people that can have maximum relax in the exclusive swimming pool and enjoy cooking in the original traditional pizza and bread wood fire oven and barbecue outside in the garden
Villa VIVAYA - Independent House - 4+2 people Vivaja is a two-storey independent house located in front of Villa La Selvicciola, on a gentle hill right in front of the historical hamlet of Morrona. On the ground floor a large living room with fireplace is together with a fully equipped kitchen in a large and light open space. On the first floor you will find a romantic double bedroom with tester bed asnd ensuite bathroom, a twin bedroom and a large bathroom. Outside you will enjoy the large private laurel-fenced garden with outdoor furniture. The villa is suitable for 4 to 6 people.
Villa LA SELVICCIOLA – 7 Double Bedrooms with ensuite bathroom on B&B basis - on request they can be turned into twin bedrooms - are available for overnight, more day or weekly stays always with breakfast included.It is located in front of Vivaya. On the ground floor a large fully equipped hall is the perfect place for big events such as wedding ceremonies and receptions or in their gardens under their marquees. The large hall is light thanks to big windows and a typical Tuscan fireplaces gives it a special rural character. On the first floor, 7 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom - on request they can be turned into twin bedrooms Rooms are available for overnight, more day or weekly stays, on a B& B basis and meal upon request.. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV and air conditioning. Outside is a panoramic swimming pool with outdoor equipment and furniture.
VILLA LA FORNACE - 2 apartments - 4 or 6 people
Fornace is a two-storey Villa with swimming pool surrounded by
oaks and pine trees, at the beginning of a long line of cypresses leading to the ancient Monastery, at the side the private swimming pool.On the ground floor is a large hall with a huge fireplace. And on the second florr there are two apartments : 1) Vigna Alta apartment is suitable for 6 people. It has a living room with kitchen, one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with ensuite bathroom, a second twin bedroom and a large bathroom.2) Taneto apartment is for 4 people and is made of a living room with kitchen, one double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, a twin bedroom and a large bathroom.The apartments can be booked weekly, from Saturday to Saturday. For groups of 12 people the Villa Fornace can also be rented on the whole adding another extra double bedroom and the communal rooms on the ground floor. In this case the villa has got 6 double bedrooms each with private bathroom and a roomy living room with a large dining table and fireplace.
VILLA LA SUGHERA is a complex of 5 large and comfortable apartments, obtained by the renovation of 3 old farmhouses that once belonged to the farmers of the old Monastery. The swimming pool and the playground area have a fantastic view of the ancient Monastery and its own typical tower bell. The apartments are:
· N’ANTIA Apartment : Sleeps 8
· SODI Apartment : Sleeps 6
· SUVERA Apartment : Sleeps 6
· GIULEBBE Apartment: Sleeps 4
· FELICIAIA Apartment : Sleeps 4
APPARTMENT RISERVA : Sleeps 6 people - 3 douhble bedrroms with 3 bathrooms
Included Services: Internet Wi-Fi, Cradles, Dish Washer, Highchair, Kitchen use, Fridge use, Barbecue, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Garden, Fireplace, Firewood Oven, Farm Produce Retail, Ironing Facilities, outdoor furniture. Pets are welcome
Extra Services:Children Bed, Extra Cleaning, Meals can be pre-booked and cooked at Villa “La Selvicciola” for all guests upon request,Wine, olive oil and local Tuscan food Tastings can be organized at their cellars or at one of the Villas upon request, Pizza Chef and Barbeque Chef available upon request, Pizza and Tuscan Cooking lessons upon request.