Castello di Vincigliata has become a very popular destination for weddings in Tuscany as it is located only 20 minutes from Florence city center. The castle is only a reception venue as it does not have any accommodation however this is not a problem due to its proximity to Florence and Fiesole. The castle sits on top of a hill located near Fiesole and has commanding views of Florence and the surrounding areas. You can easily reach Florence city center in about 20 minutes. The gardens in front of the castle are a lovely location for the aperitivi or a blessing. I have also photographed a blessing in the courtyard of the castle. The castle courtyard is stunning when it is full of tables and decorated for you reception, with terracotta candles lining the inner walls it creates a very romantic setting.A lovely sunny afternoon accompanied the wedding ceremony on the terrace after traditional throwing of rice there were some much needed refreshments for everyone as they relaxed and enjoyed themselves on the gardens.