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The Welcome Party

Friday, July 5
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Join us for a welcome party and dinner in the vineyards of Palagina to kick off our wedding weekend! Guests should meet in the terrace garden of Villa Palagina for a spritz before we make our way down to the vineyards for dinner.

Garden Party Attire
Please note there is a short walk from the aperitivo hour to the vineyard so please wear appropriate shoes.


Palagina Vineyards
Via Grevigiana, 4,
50063 Ponte Agli Stolli
FI, Italy

The Wedding

Saturday, July 6
6:00 pm - late

Our wedding ceremony, reception, and after-party will take place at Il Palagio.
Please check the transportation page for the bus schedule.

Formal Attire
Note some areas of the
villa are grass


Il Palagio
via s.andrea, 4,
50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno
FI, Italy

The Farewell Party

Sunday, July 7
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

We will host a farewell brunch and pool party at La Palagina's Pool Terrace as a final goodbye before our guests depart.


Casual Pool Attire

Palagina's Pool Terrace
Via Grevigiana, 4,
50063 Ponte Agli Stolli
FI, Italy

Welcome Party - Friday, July 5
6:15 pm - Villa Casagrande Pick Up
6:30 pm - Agriturismo Palagina (La Cascina) Pick Up
6:45 pm - Villa Margherita Pick Up

Buses will pick up guests at the vineyards after dinner to take them back to their hotels. They will also do a final trip at 11:30 pm from the bar at Villa Palagina.

Wedding - Saturday, July 6
5:10 pm - Villa Palagina Pick Up
5:15 pm - Agriturismo Palagina (La Cascina) Pick Up
5:15 pm - Villa Casagrande Pick Up
5:30 pm - Villa Margherita Pick Up

Buses will be running a shuttle service starting at 11 pm through the end of the party to take guests back to their hotels.

Goody Bye Party - Sunday, July 7
We will have one bus available on Sunday for any guests that need a ride. Please text the bride and groom to request a pick up!

Palagina

We are delighted to offer our guests the exclusive use of Villa Palagina, which is located a 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk from our wedding venue. We will be providing transportation to and from this hotel for the Wedding night. The Welcome Party and Farewell Party will also be hosted here.

Please note that all rooms have been booked at Villa Palagina. We are recommending guests to book at their sister hotel, Agriturismo Palagina, which is located 700 meters away from the main property. Guests who stay at the Agriturismo will still have access to the Villa's pools and restaurant. We will also offer transportation from the Agriturismo for our wedding night.
Please contact the hotel below and mention 'Julia & Jake Wedding' for availability and booking. We also have additional hotels listed below if you are looking for more options!

Other Accommodation Options

Hotel Villa Casagrande

Villa Casagrande is located in the old town centre of Figline Valdarno. Full of artistic heritage, Villa Casagrande offers 60 rooms equipped with all modern comforts, yet preserving the building's 14th century charm. Located a 10 minute drive from our venue. Please contact the hotel directly for availability and bookings. If you book here please let the bride and groom know and we will do our best to provide transportation for the wedding.

VIESCA TOSCANA - Luxury Farmhouse

In the Florentine countryside, a few kilometers from the rolling hills of Chianti, stands Viesca, an original estate dating back to the Renaissance period and purchased in the 1950s by Salvatore and Wanda Ferragamo. Located a 15 minute drive from our venue. Please contact the hotel directly for availability and bookings.

Il Palagio Villas

Il Palagio owns two additional luxury villas in the area that they are allowing wedding guests to book. Senatore Umberto is a five bedroom villa and Casino delle Vie is a four bedroom villa, both located very close to our wedding venue. You must book the full villa - they do not allow individual room bookings. More information and the contact to book is listed below.

Podere La Specola

Located on a hill overlooking the Val d‘Arno, immediately behind Chianti, totally surrounded by greenery, La Specola is an ancient farmhouse dating back to 1300 where the Italian philosopher, humanist and astrologer Marsilio Ficino lived. You have the option to rent the main villa or one of the five annexes, which are completely renovated and furnished respecting the Tuscan style. Located a 5 minute drive from our venue. Please contact the hotel directly for availability and bookings. If you book here please let the bride and groom know and we will do our best to provide transportation for the wedding.

There are also many other private villas available to rent in the area that can be booked through Airbnb or your preferred booking platform.

Should you opt to stay at one of the alternative hotels and would like the bus to pick up / drop off there for our Wedding night please reach out to us and we will do out best to accommodate!

We are delighted to welcome our guests to Figline Valdarno, which is located in the heart of the Tuscan valley, situated midway between Florence, Arezzo, and Siena. This is one of our favorite places in the world and we hope our guests will enjoy spending a weekend there celebrating with us!

For guests who would like to explore everything Tuscany has to offer we recommend renting a car, although, given the convenient location between Florence, Arezzo, and Siena, airport transfers and public transportation can also be arranged to the area. Should you opt not to rent a car, we have include some information on arriving to Figline Valdarno from Florence, Pisa, and Rome below.

Arriving from Florence: The Florence Airport is a 30-minute drive to Il Palagio and is the closest major airport. Both Uber and Taxis are available at the airport, or you can pre-book a transfer. There is also a train station in Figline Valderno that has trains to and from Florence every 30 minutes. If you are staying at La Palagina, they can assist in coordinating a pick up from the train station. We have included some helpful links below to assist with your travel planning!

Arriving from Rome: Rome Fumicino Airport is approximately a 3-hour drive or train ride from Figline Valdarno. If you plan to fly into Rome and transfer directly to Tuscany, there is one direct train a day from the airport to Florence, departing at 1:50 pm. From the Florence train station, you can easily transfer to Figline Valdarno. Alternatively, there are numerous trains from downtown Rome to Figline Valdarno.. You can also opt for an airport transfer, although they can cost around $400. If you are staying at La Palagina, they can assist in coordinating a pick up from the train station. We have included some helpful links below to assist with your travel planning!

Another airport that is worth looking into is Pisa, which is fairly close and a bigger airport than Florence. From Pisa you can also take the train or coordinate an airport transfer.

Feel free to reach out to the bride and groom directly if you need any other assistance or have additional questions!

There are so many things to do in the area it would be impossible to list everything, but we have included some of our favorite activities.
The Chianti region is most famous for their wine, cuisine, biking, and medieval villages.

If you are planning to travel before the wedding there are two major events happening in the region:
- The 111th edition of the Tour de France will start from Florence on Saturday, 29 June in a historic first for the Grande Boucle
- The Palio di Siena, which is a very famous horse race held twice each year, will take place on July 2

Below are a few other recommendations for the area:

Explore Figline Valdarno's historic center: Figline Valdarno is a town rich in history and culture that has roots that date back to the Etruscan era. The historic center is full of Romanesque churches, museums, medieval architecture, and historical monuments.

Explore the surrounding vineyards and farms: The area surrounding Figline Valdarno is dotted with wineries and local farms that are all worth a visit. Enjoy lunch at Ristorante La Casavecchia or Farm Shop Pizzeria di Sting e Trudie. Please note that many wineries in Italy need tasting reservations and do not accept walk-ins. Contact the hotel to help arrange any visits! If you are heading towards Greve and are interested in wine a great option is visiting Enoteca Falorni in the town center, it is the largest enoteca in Tuscany featuring over 1,000 selected wines with more than 100 wines available for tasting!

Visit a classic Italian market: Please find the schedule for the surrounding areas below:
Figline Valdarno: Tuesday 8:00 - 13:00
Castellina: Thursday 8:00 - 13:00
Incisa Valdarno: Friday 8:00 - 13:00
Greve: Saturday 8:00 - 13:00 (our favorite)
Panzano: Sunday 8:00 - 13:00


Drive the famous 'La Chiantigiana' road which is a long winding road through rolling hills, vineyards, and ancient villages, voted one of the most enchanting roads in Europe. There are many notable places to stop along the way. Some of the bride and grooms favorite activities include visiting vineyards around Greve, walking around the medieval village of Montefioralle, having lunch at Ristoro di Lamole in Lamole, and visiting one of Dario Cecchini's famous butcheries in Panzano.

Day trip to San Gimignano: A walled medieval hill town famous for its architecture which is unique in the preservation of about a dozen tower houses. Within the walls the well-preserved buildings include notable examples of both Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

La Palagina can also help to book bike tours, cooking classes, winery visits, and a multitude of other activities. Please contact them directly for their offerings.

We are so excited to welcome our guests to Tuscany and hope you will enjoy your time in Italy celebrating with us! We understand many of our guests will be traveling internationally to attend our wedding, and hope that you will consider extending your time to explore more of this beautiful country.

We are delighted to partner with Luxe & Nyx Travel Studio to provide guests with comprehensive assistance in planning your vacation should you need any help. They have kindly put together the below Italy travel guide to give you some ideas for potential itineraries, places to visit, and where to stay!

Should you want to partner with Luxe & Nyx to plan your full vacation, in either Italy or beyond, please fill out the below form and an advisor will be in touch. They can assist with booking airfare, securing accommodations, booking rental cars or private transfers, organizing tours, and making hard to get dinner reservations.

Tuscany & Central Italy

Figline Valdarno is the perfect location to start off from for a wonderful trip through central Italy. Some of the bride and grooms favorite destinations are located in this region of the country. Italy is a very drivable country, so if you have rented a car this would be a very easy region to travel through. We recommend this region for guests interested in art, wine, food, and beautiful villas.
Below are some recommendations in the area:

Tuscany Countryside: The rolling hills, vineyards, and charming countryside offers a peaceful and idyllic setting in Tuscany. Enjoy scenic drives, visit enchanting towns like San Gimignano and Montepulciano, and indulge in wine tastings in the renowned Chianti region.

Florence: Florence is renowned for its Renaissance art and architecture. Explore world-class museums, admire masterpieces like Michelangelo's David, and immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the city.

Rome: Central Italy offers an abundance of historic sites, including Rome's Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican City. You can delve into ancient history, marvel at iconic landmarks, and explore the rich cultural heritage of the Eternal City.

Umbria: Umbria, known as the "Green Heart of Italy," offers a tranquil and picturesque setting. It is home to the historic city of Assisi, beautiful hilltop towns like Perugia and Orvieto, and lush landscapes dotted with vineyards and olive groves. Umbria is a lesser known region of the country and would be perfect for guests looking to avoid crowds of tourists.

Northern Italy

The northern part of the country offers many great options for guests to explore and most locations are an easy drive or quick train ride from Figline Valdarno. We recommend Northern Italy to guests interested in spending time on the lakes, hiking, outdoor adventure, and wine.

Liguria: Liguria is famous for the picturesque Cinque Terre, a collection of colorful coastal villages, as well as the chic resort town of Portofino. The region offers stunning landscapes, charming seaside towns, and delicious seafood cuisine.

Lombardy: Lombardy is known for its vibrant capital city, Milan, renowned for its fashion and design. The region also features stunning lakes such as Lake Como and Lake Garda, and offers a mix of modernity, historical charm, and natural beauty.

Piedmont: Piedmont is renowned for its fine wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, and its gastronomic delights, including the famous white truffles from Alba. The region offers a mix of stunning landscapes, with the Alps in the north and picturesque cities like Turin and Asti.

Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol: Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol is a region of striking beauty, situated in the heart of the Dolomite Mountains. It offers outdoor activities like hiking and skiing, picturesque alpine villages such as Bolzano and Merano, and a unique blend of Italian and Austrian influences. If you are looking to escape the summer heat this would be great option. This area is especially sentimental for the bride and groom as this is where they got engaged in July 2022.

Emilia-Romagna: Emilia-Romagna is renowned for its culinary delights, including Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, parma ham, and traditional balsamic vinegar. It is also home to vibrant cities like Bologna, Modena, and Ravenna, showcasing a blend of art, history, and gastronomy. We highly recommend this area for car lovers, as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, and Ducati are all based in the area.

Southern Italy

Campania: Campania is home to the vibrant city of Naples, the UNESCO-listed archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the stunning Amalfi Coast, making it a region of rich history, cultural treasures, and breathtaking coastal scenery.

Sicily (Sicilia): Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, offers a diverse range of attractions. From ancient Greek and Roman ruins in places like Agrigento and Syracuse to beautiful coastal towns like Taormina, Sicily is known for its unique culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes.

Having all our family and friends with us in Italy to celebrate our wedding is the greatest gift we could ask for and we do not expect additional gifts from our guests. Although, should you want to send a gift, we have registered at Scully & Scully, Over the Moon, and Zola:

Welcome Party

The Wedding

Farewell Party

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