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Tuscany: Val D’Ambra and the Chianti surrounding area

Pietro Leopoldo de’ Medici, the grand duke of Tuscany, called the Valdambra a “narrow valley but full of houses and very well cultivated”. Rural construction, which has always been inextricably tied to the farm lands that up in the hills were often carved from the forest, was and continues to be an integral part of the Valdambra landscape. The sun setting behind the Chianti hills is a stupendous sight. Villa La Selva lies nestled among the pastures and vineyards of Montebenichi, which borders the Chianti Classico region. It is a versatile and suggestive location that allows the beauty of the Tuscan countryside to be fully appreciated.

“An ancient abode of the Medici family that has been completely restored and is surrounded by beautiful scenery. This is the definition of Villa la Selva, which is located exactly between Siena, Arezzo and Florence. It was with good reason that the Medici family considered it one of their most prestigious properties. Today, in addition to the production of wine, the property offers luxury agro-tourism and a location for organising events, receptions and of course weddings.
If you dream of a traditionally Tuscan countryside wedding, why not hold your reception in the garden, or perhaps near the evocative pool, which blends in perfectly with the surrounding environment, offering a unique panorama. Or, inside the property, the historic wine cellar can hold 250 people in an intimate and atmospheric environment, beneath the tall arched, brick ceilings.
What about saying ‘I do’ in the countryside charming small church, staying in one of the stone farmhouses for a first honeymoon night in a welcoming, romantic and timeless atmosphere.”
Villa la Selva: a splendid location in the heart of Tuscany
By Olivia Balzar
http://www.style.it/sposa/wedding-day/03/27/location-ricevimento-villa-la-selva-toscana.aspx