VILLA CATIGNANO - Il Giardino all'Italiana
A wonderful jewel for a perfect wedding party
To the side of the villa a double flight of steps leads to the Giardino all'Italiana, the Italian-style garden, which is divided into three main sections: the first has flower-beds bordered by box hedges and adorned with more box shrubs cut into spheres; the second, divided from the first by a hedge of holm-oaks that forms the backdrop to the statues of the Four Seasons (Le Quattro Stagioni), has a large lawn with lemon trees in huge terracotta pots, and fruit trees; the third is between the lemon-house and an attractive holm-oak bower.
The garden also hosts various basins designed to collect rainwater, a niche with a stone bust, a grotto under the entrance steps, decoration such as vases and sculptures of animals on the walls dividing the various sections. Behind the lemon-house, closing off one side of the garden, there's an avenue of cypress trees that leads to the semi-circular belvedere inside a wood of holm-oaks and more cypress trees.
Garden Wedding Reception
A garden wedding reception is the perfect theme for a couple who wants a glamorous affair filled with cocktails but not necessarily a formal 3 course sit down dinner. For example, you can have an early ceremony - at least 3 hours before sunset to give enough time for photographs and your reception. Cocktail receptions are normally between 4pm and 7pm. Organize a classy garden wedding reception by mixing equal parts of glamour and welcome. A deciding factor would definitely be Villa Catignano's beautiful Giardino all'Italiana with its leafy plants, trees, and a view of the rolling Chianti hills with Siena skyline in the distance!