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My Great News for 2020 Weddings in Italy!

At last I can tell you about my secret project! Last year when I moved to Italy, I wanted to find a venue to develop into an ideal wedding venue for my future destination wedding couples who want their wedding in Italy. Based on the thousands of enquiries I have had over the last 17 years the end result needed to have:

  • An idyllic reception location with a water view or in an olive grove or vineyard
  • Great food and wine
  • Near a town so there are places for guests to go
  • Not too far from airports
  • Fairy lights and candlelight ambience with dancing outdoors under the stars
  • Late night music allowed
  • A beautiful pool
  • A venue reasonably priced where the majority of their guests can stay with other options in the area
  • Near main roads so it is easy to find, for guests who are hiring cars
  • Simple but a ‘Pinterest Pretty’ location
  • Romantic outdoor ceremony location choices
  • Options for pizza party and BBQ the night before and after the wedding
  • Doable within a reasonable budget
  • Overall: Pretty, simple, beautiful and fun!

If this includes things on your wedding in Italy checklist then I have great news for you … I found the perfect venue and I have partnered with them to create the perfect destination wedding venue which ticks all the boxes above and more!

A venue, based on the wants and needs of Irish, UK, USA and Canadian couples …

For the last 9 months we have been remodelling the venue, based on the wants and needs of Irish, UK, USA and Canadian couples which I have heard from in the last 17 years. There is now a beautiful new terrace in the olive grove with a lake view that is perfect for feasting and dancing under the stars and moon, lit by pretty string bulb lighting and candle lanterns.

The venue is on the border of Tuscany and Umbria overlooking beautiful Lake Trasimeno. The main historic building on the estate is called ‘La Dogana’ which means ‘The Customs House’. It is in this building that Michael Angelo, Hans Christen Anderson, Lord Byron and lots more historic figures stayed when passing between the regions of Tuscany and Umbria.

A Lake, a pool, fairy lights and dancing under the stars …

The Estate has over 4,000 Olive trees, a fantastic 23 metre pool and two Tuscan farmhouse style buildings divided into 19 self catering apartments which can sleep up to 63 guests plus 12 more on single sofa beds. All the apartments have outdoor garden furniture and access to a BBQ area.

A short walk up the hill brings you to a fantastic pool where we will have the drinks reception after the ceremony and then we walk through the ornate gates to the olive grove over looking the lake and it’s islands where we have now built the Rose Gazebo Terrace, a new custom built terrace amongst the olive trees draped with strings of fairylights and newly installed high powered electric system for bands, DJs and additional lighting to hook up to.

Great Party Area Options and Convenient Location …

Alternatively you can bring your guests down to the fantastic family owned restaurant onsite, with a newly renovated bright room upstairs with lake views which provides a plan B for up to 140 guests. It’s also possible to have dancing and the bar here. The restaurant also has a beautiful outdoor terrace where we can host your welcome pizza night or BBQ.

The venue is just off the main motorway from Florence to Rome, a 30 minute drive from Perugia airport (direct flights from the UK airports of Stansted and Gatwich) or we can arrange a private transfer for guests from Rome airports which has direct flights from Ireland. There is a train station nearby that has direct trains to Rome and Florence. The venue is within 5-20 minutes drive of several lovely towns including Cortona, Passignano, Castiglione del lago. All have restaurants, shops and interesting historic places to visit and Civil Ceremony venues and Catholic Churches. There are also beaches dotted around the lake which offer different water sports.

The venue has been doing weddings for a few years now but with the recent renovations we have created an ideal destination wedding venue for couples.