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Wedding in Lucca

Dublin, Ireland
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Wedding in Lucca

Hi,

Spent a couple of weeks in Lucca last year and absolutely loved it, we just got engaged and were thinking of getting married there next year- does anybody know any good hotels/villas in the area that would be suitable or any good wedding planners that deal with this area.

Thanks a million

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Hi,

We are also looking to get married in Tuscany and are heading over there to look at some places in 3 weeks time so I will have a better idea then. We are looking for something relaxed, informal and individual but found most of the places seem to be formal and expensive.Villa San Crispolt is a place I really liked the look of but it was fully booked on the dates I was after but if you are flexible then personally, I thinked it looked perfect and they organise the wedding for you, which is a huge advantage. Once I have been over and booked our venue, I will email you the details. We are visiting a place that some friends attended a wedding at and they said it was the best wedding they had been to. I will post you the details on my return.

Dublin, Ireland
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Hey thanks for that info, I'll look that Villa up on the internet now. I hope you find somewhere when you are over in Tuscany. Let me know how you get on.

dee

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Journeying on to Florence through the Tuscan countryside: Lucca, Pisa and other delightful towns dot the road to Pisa where who are guested of the Agostini family Villa di Corliano. The family - and 2 resident ghosts - still welcome guest at the Villa, much as it they were at the height of its fame in the 1770’s. The stay at Bagni di Pisa (health giving waters are still offered to an international clientele) and visit Pisa during one of the city’s festivals, staying at the Agostini Palace to enjoy the best view of the festivities …pisa.it/pisalive/it/Pisalive/pisalive.html

The Villa http://www.villacorliano.it has hosted many illustrious guests such as Gustavus III of Sweden, Christian II of Denmark, the Royal Family of Great Britain, Benedict Stuart Cardinal of York, General Murat, Luigi Buonaparte, Paolina Borghese, Carlo Alberto of Savoy, the poets Byron and Shelley, and various other personages from the history books. The area of the Pisa hills was already an attraction for enlightened travellers in the first half of the 1700s with the growth of the thermal spa of San Giuliano, which became a fashionable spot for the well-off classes. The mansions on the road along the hills, already renowned as places of gentle idleness and relaxation in the heart of the countryside and also for their small industrial facilities for the transformation of agricultural products, soon assumed the characteristics of true leisure resorts, just like those narrated by Carlo Goldoni and which we can continue to enjoy today.

The Relais dell’ Ussero at the Villa Agostini della Seta di Corliano is on the road which runs along the foot of the hills from Pisa to Lucca, passing through the small town of San Giuliano Terme. The Villa is a historical fifteenth century mansion surrounded by a centuries old park. It is a property of great charm in which the owners offer, in 12 rooms and 2 suites, a relaxing stay immersed in the beauties of the local countryside. Guests, if they like, can join in the day to day activities of the villa. They can have relaxing strolls in the park, potter around in the gardens, chat or have dinner with the owners in the farmhouse of the villa – today a high class restaurant http://www.ladycarlotta.it/

They can also organize all the necessary details for your meetings, convention, weddings at 1700’s small private church or at 1400’s sky garden or at the park of the Villa or at the oldest Italian cinema http://www.lumierecinema.it/ restructured with modern audio visual technologies on 2004 near the historic Caffè dell’Ussero, founded on 1775 and seat of the meetings of the first Italian Congress of Scientists on 1839. Last but not least you do not forget a very good ice cream at the old “diacciaia” (now De Coltelli gelateria http://www.decoltelli.it/ ) of the Ussero palace.

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Hi my fiance and i are also considering Lucca for our wedding next year We are visiting the area next week to try and hunt out some possible venues? We had also considered Siena and San Gimignano but have been slightly put off by comments about them being too touristy? Will let you know if we find anything of interest

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Consider a ceremony in the garden of the Villa Bongi followed by a meal catered by the remarkable Marco Ribechini, chef/owner of the Villa Bongi. I escorted four ladies to Lucca in Sept. and they all considered our best meal (and we had some fabulous meals) the one at Villa Bongi. Villa Bongi is primarily a restaurant, but in a stunning location (above Montuolo, about a ten min. drive from Lucca) overlooking the valley in a high-up, forested location. Go to the web site: www.villabongi.it to see the venue, look at a sample menu and get contact information. Marco is young, creative and very anxious to please. I believe he could help you plan a memorable event. He has been a celebrated chef in Rome and in Australia, but has opted to "come home" to Lucca. His food and wine knowledge, his knowledge of the area and the exquisite location of his place would be a winning combination. We also found his prices to be incredibly good.

aberdeen, scotland
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Hello

I got married in Lucca at the beginning of Setember this year and absolutely loved it! You have chosen a wonderful place to get married. We did it through a wedding planner (Gina at mytuscanwedding.com) and found it was by far the easiest and most enjoyable event to arrange - which I don't think many brides can truly say about their wedding! This company can organise everything that you need and will go out of their way to tailor make you wedding for you, for a very reasonable fee. We had a small do for 24 people at the town hall - which is stunning - we all walked to the ceremony, I of course walked seperately with my dad, which is wonderful because all the locals shout "congratulations" to you and wish you good luck. This is really sweet and really adds to the specialness of the day. Afterwards, we did a walking photographic tour of the city round all the landmarks eg the amphitheatre, the walls, cathedral etc which encouraged a relaxed holiday atmosphere among the guest and gave us spectacular wedding pictures! I noticed someone else has recommended Villa Bongi, I cannot commend this place enough! It is fabulous, the food is amazing and Marco is wonderfully accomodating to dietry requirements that your guests may have. The staff were friendly and attentive, all this as well as a stunning setting - you couldn't ask for more! So go to Lucca and get married, you will have the best time and be left with amazing memories. Feel free to get in touch if you need any more information!

Best wishes to you and your fiance

aberdeen, scotland
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Hello

I got married in Lucca at the beginning of Setember this year and absolutely loved it! You have chosen a wonderful place to get married. We did it through a wedding planner (Gina at mytuscanwedding.com) and found it was by far the easiest and most enjoyable event to arrange - which I don't think many brides can truly say about their wedding! This company can organise everything that you need and will go out of their way to tailor make you wedding for you, for a very reasonable fee. We had a small do for 24 people at the town hall - which is stunning - we all walked to the ceremony, I of course walked seperately with my dad, which is wonderful because all the locals shout "congratulations" to you and wish you good luck. This is really sweet and really adds to the specialness of the day. Afterwards, we did a walking photographic tour of the city round all the landmarks eg the amphitheatre, the walls, cathedral etc which encouraged a relaxed holiday atmosphere among the guest and gave us spectacular wedding pictures! I noticed someone else has recommended Villa Bongi, I cannot commend this place enough! It is fabulous, the food is amazing and Marco is wonderfully accomodating to dietry requirements that your guests may have. The staff were friendly and attentive, all this as well as a stunning setting - you couldn't ask for more! So go to Lucca and get married, you will have the best time and be left with amazing memories. Feel free to get in touch if you need any more information!

Best wishes to you and your fiance

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Hi Belle-Loula

I think I could really do with your help/advice too.

We will be a party of about 22 Scots going out to Lucca next year. As we're paying for this ourselves, we're on a bit of a budget and as such, was trying to organise everything myself, rather than employ the help of a wedding planner..

We have already booked our villa and the villa owner has agreed to help out with arrangements, but she's probably talking about flowers, photographer, taxis, restaurant, rather than the legal stuff. I'm pretty sure that I know what I need, but my main concern is that I may need an official interpretor for the ceremony.. The English lady from the villa can speak Italian, but I saw on another website that it must be a recognised translator for the ceremony..

Also, if I arrange it myself, it means trips to Florence etc and again, I may have a language problem. This is why i'm considering a wedding planner.

Maybe you could email me directly with any advice or ideas of costs etc.. ... haddenk@willis.com

Thanks very much

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Hi Kerry-Hadden

We are also from Scotland and getting married in july 2007 in Lucca.

We are doing the planning ourselves too, we've managed to book the verbale and the wedding last week and it was surprisingly easy.

We also asked town hall if we needed an "official" interpreter and if so what was considered "official". The answer they gave us was that the interpreter simply needed to be able to translate from italian to english and that was pretty much it. No need for the person to have a certain certificate, etc.

I'm lucky I have a friend who speaks italian and who has been helping translate emails, I'm sure there are other resources if you don't know anyone speaking italian. For example, in Edinburgh there is the Italian Institute.

I'm quite pleased I'm not having to worry about paying for a wedding planner. It's starting to get quite expensive.

We're staying at the Villa Gioli which is 45 min from Lucca.

www.trustandtravel.com/en/gioli/gioli.html

If you need any help, email me!

jazzlaz@hotmail.com

cheers

Gen

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Hi,

We are just back from another visit to Lucca area, we stayed in a gorgeous place called Villa La Bianca (www.villalabianca.com) It has a mixture of B and B rooms and appartments. The Villa also has a restaurant called La Brilla which is well known in the area. We are thinking about having our wedding there next year. Its also a good base for the area- about 15mins from Viareggio, 20 from Lucca and 30 from Pisa airport.

dee

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