Villa Ivana, Cortona
Looking for the perfect Tuscan wedding destination location? Tucked in the Tuscan hills in the town of Cortona, Villa Ivana is only a short distance from where the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed. It is a historic and luxurious residence from the 17th century that was recently restored and updated. The beautiful grounds and prestigious Italian architecture are the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding of any size.
The Italian countryside is a beautiful and peaceful place. At the Villa Ivana, this is no exception. The grounds are large, covering a vast area full of lush grass and centuries-old trees. The drive up to the villa is lined with oleander bushes. You’ll also see potted lemon trees along the building, bringing a bright and airy feel to the space.
Outside, the villa boasts a large gazebo with stone columns, not far from a big swimming pool. There are also tables and chairs on marble patios next to various entrances to the villa, to allow comfortable dining al fresco among the serene gardens.
If this is your wedding destination and you prefer to marry indoors, the private chapel on the grounds may just be the place for you! How enchanting to say “I Do” surrounded by your family and friends in the Tuscan countryside.
Since it is an older residence, you will enjoy seeing the original materials and aspects of the building mixed with updated modern resident properties. The main spaces on the ground floor are furnished with antique furniture, beautiful tapestries, and original chandeliers. There are also painted ceilings and terra cotta floors throughout the 10,000+ square foot villa. The grand rooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams are balanced with muted earth tones. These spaces have served as important meeting and celebratory rooms for princes and presidents alike.
Upstairs, there are plentiful bedrooms with romantic four-poster beds and sparkling bathrooms full of marble and modern, luxurious fixtures. It is simply the perfect place for you and your parter to enjoy the beginning of your happily ever after, and a comfortable place for your guests to reside as they celebrate with you.
Vendor and Booking Options
If you simply MUST have more information about this gorgeous Italian venue, we are right there with you! The professionals at Villa Ivana cannot wait to discuss your wedding day options with you. They have established relationships with many wedding professionals in the area and are happy to provide you with recommendations of creative partners that will serve you well on your big day! Be sure to check out their website for more information and to contact them (link below).
In the meantime, take a moment to watch our film spotlighting this lovely venue.
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