Wedding villa in Cortona, Tuscany

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Villa Icaro – Wedding villa in Cortona, Tuscany

Nestled in lush park surroundings, Villa Icaro is a stunning 18th century villa located in S. Angelo a Metelliano, only a short distance from Cortona, an ancient Etruscan city. The villa is set in breath-taking natural scenery, changing in colour and shades throughout the year, creating a unique atmosphere.

There is hardly a better place to celebrate a special event with family and friends, to arrange a lavish wedding reception, an original birthday party or a sophisticated reception for a special anniversary… a dream-like venue imbued with elegance and charm that, together with an impeccable catering and banqueting service will make you event unique and unforgettable.

The estate is centered around the manor's house, surrounded by stone walls topped by ornamental terracotta vases, where line mix to create a scalloped profile. The entrance to the villa consists of a commanding central staircase with symmetrical flights of steps facing the monumental park dotted with tall pine-trees, century-old holm oaks and a large plane tree.

The cobbled driveway lined with box hedges, mimosa and rows of lagerstroemia, leads to the Magnolia, an ideal venue to host your very special wedding banquet. Past the Limonaia, the path, lined with lemon-trees and hydrangea in large terracotta vases, continues on the right to the entrance to the villa. Nestled against the boundary wall, the monumental Nymphaeum, a remarkable 18th century fountain with rocaille decoration (lava stone mixed with pebbles and shells) is rightly regarded as Villa Boninsegni's most prominent ornamental and historical feature.

In the centre of the fountain is a large statue of Hercules standing in a niche with two lions whilst the two side-niches house figures of Pomona and Vertumnus. On each side of the Nymphaeum is a small ornamental garden with a variety of shrubs and citrus trees, each with a central bath with rocaille-decorated edges. When in bloom, the large magnolia in the right-hand garden, like a bride, comes alive with sweet-smelling, white flowers. In front of the Nymphaeum, the Ragnaia, dotted with ancient evergreen holm oaks, was once used as a hunting area. From here, a short walk down a cobbled-path takes you to the swimming-pool and the tennis court. The villa overlooks a large, tree-lined lawn dominated by a massive, ancient plane-tree and embellished by a large poly-lobed pool enclosed by flower beds.

The remainder of the garden is planted with olive-trees, vines, fruit trees and other crops.

Your guests will be able to enjoy their aperitif either in the Magnolia, in the small hall with exposed brickwork arch, by the pool in the large garden or in the part of the garden featuring a small, lovely bridge crossing a multi-material pool, next to idyllic olive-trees and bamboo shrubs in front of the Nymphaeum.

Irrespective of the area you may choose to welcome your guests, a stunning result is guaranteed: each nook and cranny of the park is unique and can provide an ideal backdrop for your photo-shoots; valuable art pieces and a unique natural scenery, changing in colour throughout the year, will make your event one to be remembered.

For their events, Villa Icaro provides both privates and wedding planners with two indoor halls, a large park, a lovely chapel, extensive parking facilities as well as top-class catering and banqueting services that to ensure your event is a memorable occasion.

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