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Located in the region of Umbria just on the edge of Tuscany, La Badia di Orvieto is the perfect wedding venue for a destination wedding with historic charm! The venue will blow you away with its dramatic historic architecture.
La Badia’s origins date all the way back to 1100, which qualifies it as one of the oldest hotels in Italy. Today, it offers modern-day hospitality to its guests, while also paying homage to the Saints and prelates who have walked its grounds. Built in 1103 the twelve-sided tower is a symbol of the whole structure. And it was architecturally the first of its kind when it was built. This venue is also known as the Borgo Abbey.
Today, La Badia is a hotel is comprised of 22 rooms and 5 suites that overlook the courtyards of the ancient abbey. You’ll find rooms that are furnished in classic style. Additionally, each room is outfitted with antique pieces. Because of this, each room has a personality all its own. While the hotel is a haven of peace and quiet, it is also the center of Orvieto. Without a doubt, having the hotel on-site has its advantages for your wedding day. You’ll be able to get ready in your respective suites, as well as host intimate gatherings for your guests such as a welcome party or a morning-after brunch.
An ancient abbey turned four-star hotel, La Badia is the perfect setting for your destination wedding in Italy!
The extraordinary 12th-century Romanesque church is adorned with 12th & 14th-century frescoes. Thus creating an atmosphere of rare and historic architecture combined with the beauty of the lush surroundings. For your wedding reception, you will have a choice of three locations. The lounges, the beautiful lush gardens, and the courtyards. Additionally, each of these locations has the ability to host up to 200 guests. You’ll leave your wedding day having had an experience that was truly bespoke.
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Additionally, your wedding guests will love how La Badia’s location is geographically located next to a wide range of available activities. Nearby activities include nature excursions and visits to archaeological sites and neighboring art cities. You’ll also have the option to travel to renowned wineries and olive mills to participate in tastings. Additionally, the Spas and Parks of the Waters of Upper Lazio and Tuscany are within traveling distance.
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Wondering how to get to La Badia di Orvieto for your Wedding?
Arrival by Car
From Florence or from Rome: A1 Highway (Autostrada del Sole), exit Orvieto. Follow the directions for the town of Orvieto. At the roundabout follow the directions for Viterbo. Go on for approximately 1 km and turn to the left at the first crossroads. After a few meters, you will find signs leading to the Hotel.
The total distance from the exit of the highway is 3 km.
Arrival By train
The railway station of Orvieto
Arrival By Air
Rome-Fiumicino airport: 2 hours
Florence-Peretola airport: 2 hours
Perugia-S.Egidio airport: 1 hour
During my travels, I also found that the Cathedral of Orvieto, or, “Duomo di Orvieto” would make for an unforgettable setting for your day of or night before portraits!