Amy and Cal, two British guys who chose me as their wedding photographer, chose Tuscany as the ideal location for their wedding. This is not unusual, especially for foreigners who have a particular fondness for Tuscan landscapes. In their case, however, the decision to have their wedding at the Villa Medicea di Lilliano shows how it is common and natural for them, perhaps more so than for us Italians, to fall in love with places that are little known and have lower visibility than those that have now gained international fame and appeal.
The Medicean Villa of Lilliano in fact is not part of the 12 Medici villas that have entered the Unesco heritage in their own right, such as, for example, that of Careggi, Poggio Imperiale, the Pietraia…but, at least in my opinion, for its location, the landscape that surrounds it, its structure and its original use, it really has nothing to envy to its better-known sister villas. In short, the choice of celebrating a wedding at the Villa Medicea di Lilliano is not obvious, nor trivial; on the contrary, it can reserve many positive surprises. It is a noble villa, but unlike the others, which are more sumptuous and imposing, it has its own peculiar originality because it preserves in its simple and linear facade, flanked by twin turrets, a rural, rustic aspect, as if it were a farm of a certain level, which still reveals its original character, that of a center of a flourishing agricultural production.
And indeed all around, olive trees, fruit trees, and vines amply testify to this. Even today, it is still home to an important wine and olive oil company, which certainly offers an added attraction to the villa To Amy and Cal the wedding at the Villa Medicea di Lilliano gave an enchanted landscape, a chase of hills and olive groves, expanses of meadows, of trees, a boundless horizon of beauty. And in harmonious accord is taken care of the arrangement of the tables set as at a country feast, with shoots of olive branches, with simple elegance and precisely for this reason refined. The cheerfulness and spontaneity of the bride, groom and guests gave an extra touch of genuineness and lightness, facilitating the success of the service.
The interiors of the villa, which hosted in 1709 even the King of Denmark Frederick IV, are largely frescoed with bucolic scenes , depicting the work and tasks related to agricultural production and of course, although not of the highest pictorial value, they embellish the rooms, furnished with taste and sobriety. I believe that these evaluations and much more that has not been said, may be enough to choose a wedding at the Villa Medicea di Lilliano.
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