Pontassieve, located at the spot where the river Sieve flows into the river Arno, is a unique setting with a truly Tuscan vibe. The Town Hall, home to the famous Sala delle Eroine (Hall of the Heroines), with its fresco cycle by Ferdinando Folchi depicting remarkable women, is available for civil ceremonies. Private venues in Pontassieve include Castello del Trebbio, a staggeringly beautiful centuries-old castle complete with farmhouses and pools, in the wine-growing area of Chianti Rufina; this is where the historic Pazzi Conspiracy took place, making it a fascinating location both for nature and history lovers. Other venues in the area are: Villa il Trebbiolo, Fattoria Lavacchio, Villa d'Arte Agriresort and Tenuta Villa Bossi.
Alternatively, Rignano sull'Arno, in the Valdarno area, hosts civil ceremonies in the Sala del Consiglio of the Town Hall. There are also many private venues to choose from, scattered among the hills: Fattoria di Castiglionchio, a 12th century fortified settlement, rich in history, art and culture; Villa Il Palagio, a modernly decorated yet historic structure, surrounded by vineyards. Also deserving a mention are the 11th century Volognano Castle and Fattoria Pagnana.
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