When we learned the history behind this fortified medieval village, it made this wedding and these photos just that little bit more special. Castello Di Gargonza dates back as far as 1150! It even played host to Dante Aligheri (a famous Italian poet known as just Dante) in 1303. Having a history spent cultivating the woods and wool production as well as crop farming, when the twentieth century came, the community left this little village seeking a better life in the nearby cities. By 1970, Roberto Guicciardini Corsi Salviati took it upon himself to save this wondrous place and began to restore the buildings and the church, but left pieces of the past community in the details such as the burnt fireplaces, the tiny windows, the crooked staircases and much more historic gems, even naming the houses after their previous owners. His son, Neri, now runs the place and lives on site, helping guests to feel as at home as possible. This magical place has a magical story and we hope to visit there again one day. It’s a place you’re surely never to forget.
Now you know that, you can enjoy the ceremony 🙂