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What To Do With Your Wedding Guests In Tuscany?

by Specialo on August 1, 2019

Your wedding is one the best days of your life. It’s for celebrating your love and sharing your happiness with family and friends. An occasion for creating magical memories that both you and your guests will treasure long after the day itself.

If you’ve chosen to create those memories with a wedding in Tuscany, congratulations. 

Your wedding will be filled with the warm welcome of locals, the most breath-taking venues, beautiful Italian scenery and mouth-watering regional cuisine.

But what will your guests do before or after the wedding? Will they get bored? Do you need to arrange extras?

Don’t worry, at Specialo, we’ve got it sorted.

All-inclusive for everyone

When you choose a Specialo wedding, every little detail of the weekend is taken care of, not only for you but also for your guests.

All you need to do is send out the invites.

All your guests need to do is book their flights and arrive on time at Bologna airport.

We take care of everything from there.

Private transport will be ready and waiting at the airport to transfer your wedding guests to their accommodation for the weekend.   

On arrival they will get their first taste of the legendary Tuscan hospitality with a welcome buffet and drinks to start the celebrations.

After freshening up, celebrations continue with an all-inclusive pre-wedding party at your chosen venue. As the sun gently sets and stars dot the skies over Tuscan hills old friends can catch up over cocktails, and new family members can meet and get to know one another.

Once weary for bed there’s no need to worry about booking taxis. If your guests are staying in our fabulous SPA hotel accommodation, our private transport will take them back to their beds for a comfortable night’s sleep.

They will enjoy a big breakfast together in the morning before getting ready for the main event. When your guests have dressed up and are ready for your wedding, we make sure they all arrive in plenty of time for your ceremony.

Wedding ceremony in the Tuscany Village

Here we lavish them with care and attention, with food and wine, with music and dancing. At the end of the evening, the late-night revellers will be once again transported back to their hotel for sweet dreams of the magical day they’ve just had.

A little bit extra

But we think this there’s room in this wedding itinerary for more.

In addition to all-inclusive food, wine, transfers and accommodation we want your guests to experience more of the true Tuscan culture.

So, our packages include the choice of two events for your guests to enjoy.

An exhilarating Formula 1 experience

The Italian passion for cars has created some of the best-known names in motoring including Maserati, Paganini and Ferrari.

And it’s to the dedicated Ferrari museums in Maranello and Modena that we can take your guests for a very special tour. After admiring the many classic cars on show, they can pre-reserve the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of driving a Ferrari in the F1 simulator. Or to see if they can match the experts in the timed Pit Stop challenge. For those that want to take to the track, they can test drive the exacting Modena Aerodrome circuit.

Ferrari Tours

 A taste of Tuscany

The Italian passion for cars is matched only by our passion for wine and food. Tuscany is rightly proud of the ancient vineyards producing some of the finest Italian wines.

We offer your guests the opportunity to sample some of these wines for themselves whilst on a visit to our friends, the Fiorini family, at their ‘Torre dei Nanni’ vineyard set amidst the beautiful hills of the Colli Modenesi.

Here they’ll be treated to a tour of the vineyard that has been producing award winning wines for over 100 years, where they’ll learn about the fascinating process of wine production. Then invited to sample a wide selection of wines accompanied by local salami and cheese.

Tuscan vineyard

After the vineyard tour guests they’ll be escorted to the one of the strategic feudal castles of the Unione Terre di Castelli (land of the castles).  The Rocca di Vignola is a fine example of fortified castle, offering real insight into the history of the region. It’s a magnificent combination of grand halls, original frescoes and impressive walkways linking the castle towers. From here you’ll experience wonderful views of the surrounding Tuscan countryside and Panaro river.

Vineyard

And so to home

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. And a Specialo wedding is no exception. After good-byes have been said, and the newly weds are venturing off on honeymoon together, we bid a fond ciao to wedding guests after delivering them safely to Bologna airport for their onward journeys.

For an all-inclusive Tuscan wedding that delivers that extra something Specialo, please get in touch. We’d love to hear your plans and help you make your dreams come true.

Contact us on 0044 (0)7768 030626 or email info@specialo.co.uk. Or take a look at our wedding price calculator to see how our all-inclusive weekends compare to a one day wedding in the UK. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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When You’re Planning the Perfect Wedding, Take the Time to Dream

by Specialo on June 24, 2019

If you’re planning a wedding, then serious ‘congratulations’ are in order. You’ve an exciting time ahead of you. Pondering over wedding venues and agonising over the smallest of details always evokes a sense of anticipation that is quite unlike any other.  

Yet before you commit to your plans, we encourage you to relax for a while.

Because it’s in these early days that you get to dream about the wedding you and your partner really want.

Now is the time to contemplate the numerous possibilities that will eventually form the basis of your big day and uphold the memories that will stay with you both for many years to come.

Dare to dream

So, sit back for a moment and let your minds wander.

Let Specialo take you to a venue that overlooks the view of timeless hills that gently roll away into the horizon.

To a location where a single church bell chimes in the distance and the scent of citrus and jasmine fills the air on a temperate afternoon.

And to a venue where your guests are illuminated with a peach hue from the fading light of the sunset as they sip chilled prosecco and socialise on a courtyard patio, whilst looking down on the medieval towns and villages below.

For we are taking you to Tuscany: A legendary region that has the ability to turn your dreams into a reality and provide you and your partner with the most unforgettable, romantic backdrop you can possibly imagine.  

Intimate retreat

So, what can you envisage now we’re there?

Are you dreaming of an intimate, small gathering with a select number of guests? Then think how it will feel to experience the motion of a vintage car as it slowly cruises up a long driveway to a medieval hill top hamlet.

Here, with stunning 360° vistas of the glorious surrounding countryside, you can enter a pristinely dressed courtyard in which you can receive a symbolic ceremony among the beautiful gardens of a sensational hillside setting.

Afterwards, you can look forward to celebrating in style and treating your guests to a splendid Tuscan-inspired dinner in a dramatic vaulted dining room.

An enticing prospect, for sure.  

Spellbinding drama

Or perhaps you’re keen to inject some serious ‘wow’ factor into your big day and would prefer the splendour of a ceremony at the 10th century ‘Grand Castello’.

Steeped with history and atmosphere, the backdrop of grand halls and beautiful and original frescoes ceilings will make for some exceptional photographs if you select such a venue for your event.

Grand Castello

And with the option of holding the ceremony in one of the great halls or outside in the impressive courtyard, this jaw-dropping location provides the backdrop for a legendary Fairy-tale wedding that nobody – least of all the happy couple – would want to ever forget.

Contemporary yet classic

Yet as well as cosy hamlets and dramatic palaces, Specialo can also whisk you off to a contemporary yet classic modern country resort for a poolside wedding that offers all the glamour of a Hollywood movie, but with you and your partner in the limelight. 

Panoramic Views From The Locanda Swimming Pool

In the sophisticated setting of our country villa, the views of Modena provide the perfect scenery for a dramatic ‘celebrity style’ event and has a remote location that is perfect for dancing the night away under a star-studded sky.

All this presents itself as the perfect location for filling up your Instagram feed. Your followers will be left looking on in envy!

Bring your wedding dreams to life

Yes, there’s little doubt about it. Tuscany has everything and more to offer a newly engaged couple.

From the weather to the views to the venues, it has exactly what it takes to play host to every type of wedding and event – and kind of couple.

Think a Tuscan wedding might be just beyond your reach? Then think again.

Whether you’re after intimate charm, fairy-tale splendour or contemporary glam, you can afford to let your imaginations run free.

Because Specialo we can make all of your wedding dreams come true, regardless of your particular tastes and budget with a number of all-inclusive packages designed to save money and time.

If you want your wedding to be super special, then give it that Specialo touch. 

Contact us on 0044 (0)7768 030626 or email info@specialo.co.uk.

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Tuscany Wedding Venues

by Specialo on April 30, 2019

If you’re looking to get married in Italy, possibly one of the finest places you can choose to tie the knot is Tuscany.

Amongst a landscape of rolling hills and forests, you’ll find medieval hilltop villages and swathes of vineyards producing the sangiovese grape that is used to make the regions famous Chianti wine.  This picture-perfect scenery makes a bewitching backdrop against which to get hitched in some of the finest Tuscan villas, castles, villages and farmhouses.

Tuscany village wedding

Suitable for 30 to 100 guests, our very special Tuscany village wedding venue is set amongst the highest hills in the heart of Chianti.  This spectacular borgo boasts a thousand years of history and is surrounded by magnificent views of woods, olive groves and vineyards.

With onsite accommodation and the estate’s own historic wine cellars for you to visit and sample the local wine, this venue provides an exceptional location for an Italian wedding.

tuscany village wedding venue

Tuscany castle wedding

For a truly grand wedding our impressive 10th century hilltop castle will fulfil all your needs. Refurbished in the 12th century, this Tuscan gem boasts grand halls and beautiful, original fresco ceilings.

This castle really is the fairy tale venue for Princess brides. Guests can soak up the atmosphere in the grand hall as they enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés.  After which your dinner is served in a magnificent medieval room. Torch lit underground passageways and cellars all add to the romantic ambience.

Tuscany farmhouse wedding venue

Tuscany farmhouse wedding

Smaller weddings are generously catered for at our Farmhouse and working ‘Acetaia’.  Set within a beautiful estate producing Modena’s renowned Balsamic vinegar and surrounded by Lambrusco vineyards and over 1,000 olive trees, this relaxed venue is perfect for intimate Italian weddings.  Guests will be spoilt with local dishes, wines and produce grown in the orchard and garden.

Why Tuscany is a dream wedding location

The stunning scenery is just one of many good reasons for choosing Tuscany as your wedding venue.  Italy is equally famous for its food, and the Tuscan cuisine is no exception.  The fertile landscape delivers fine wine and incredible ingredients that inspire local chefs to create dishes that are as generous as they are delicious.  Your wedding feast will be full of local, seasonal produce the like of which you’ll never have tasted before.

After the wedding, newlyweds and guests alike have the whole region to explore. You can head deeper into the Tuscan countryside to discover natural gems such as the Apennine mountains, The Casentinesi Forest National Park, The Mugello Valley or enjoy a dip in the thermal hot springs at Saturnia.

Panoramic Views Of Italian Countryside From Locanda

Alternatively, you can follow in thousands of art lovers footsteps to visit the regions capital, Florence.  A city renowned world over for its masterpieces in both art and architecture.  Visiting churches, museums and galleries you can have your fill of frescos, sculpture and paintings created by Raphael, Titian and Michelangelo during the height of the Renaissance.

Continue city hopping by taking in cultural gems of Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower, Lucca to walk the well preserved Rennaisance walls encircling the city, or the lovely medieval city Siena whose ancient streets have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Whilst the benefits of a Tuscan wedding speak for themselves, Specialo Weddings offer a wide range of all-inclusive wedding packages to entice you and your guests to soak up the atmosphere and culture of this incredible region.  Please feel free to contact us to find out more. Alternatively, check out our price calculator to see how our prices for an all-inclusive wedding in Italy compares to the price for a similar event in the UK.  We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Venue

by Specialo on October 27, 2017

If your think of your wedding as a gift, the venue is the box and ribbon that holds everything together. Your venue will house your whole ceremony, all your guests, and your reception in one place. Because of this, it is vital that you choose a venue that is right for you. Because we understand just how important a wedding venue is to you, we have put together a list of factors that you really need to think about when choosing your venue. These factors include:

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5 Reasons to Choose an All-Inclusive Wedding Package

by Specialo on September 27, 2017

There has never been a wedding that didn’t involve meticulous planning.  Making sure every tiny detail is ironed out is a sure fire way to ensure your day goes off without a hitch. The only downside is the huge effort and countless potential problems that can come from hiring lots of different companies for different things.

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Specialo Olympia Wedding Show

by Specialo on September 21, 2017

Specialo will be showcasing our fabulous all-inclusive deals at the London Olympia Wedding Show on the 22nd of September.

Come visit us at our booth and discover how you can have your wedding in the beautiful Italian countryside for the same price as a UK wedding!

We will be explaining how our service works, as well as showing brides and grooms to be, exactly why our gorgeous venues are perfect for their big day.

Specialo will be at stand J10.  So please feel free to drop by and meet our friendly team who will be more than happy to answer any questions over a glass of Prosecco.

See you on the 22nd and we hope you have a lovely event.

Ciao!

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Five Reasons Why Bologna Makes The Perfect Wedding Venue

by Specialo on September 7, 2017

Planning a wedding can be tricky. Every decision made opens up 10 other questions you need to answer before you can move forward. One of the biggest decisions is where to hold your wedding – somewhere fun, fresh, and inviting?

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