Are you dreaming about your wedding in Umbria?
First of all, thinking about your plan for a wedding in Umbria, this is a small description of the region: Umbria is a land of balance, its myriad facets and souls merging in a single fresco – man and nature, deep spirituality and secular pride. Each place has its own unmistakeable identity, the result of millennia of civilisations that left behind thick layers of memories and timeless masterpieces: Umbrians, Etruscans, Sabines and Romans, followed by the great Medieval and Renaissance eras.
Farmers patiently sculpted the landscape by reclaiming land, ploughing and planting olive groves and vineyards, which in addition to producing fine oils and wines, have become the symbol of this territory.
Believe me, if you are thinking about your wedding in Umbria, this is the right place to dream about.
This is the fairy tale of David and Vanessa, from Colorado USA, at the superb Borgia Castle in Umbria, for their perfect day.
In addition, a small description of the castle: in the 15th century under the Borgia’s domain, the construction was transformed in a fortified advance post. That area was at that time close to the border of the papal state and site of many wars.
At the end of the 18th century the construction was transformed into a more comfortable residential building, very similar to the castle today. The last member of the Borgia family who owned the castle is Tiberio Borgia. There is a stone in the chapel of the castle where it is impressed a prayer where Tiberio Borgia thanks the Holy Mary for surviving in the lake after almost drowning in it.
After the Borgia family two other families followed as owners of the castle. In 1932 the castle and its big property around the lake was aquired by the family of the owner.
Unfortunately from the 1941 to 1944 the Castle was a war’s site and transformed into a German’s head quarters and point of resistance against the English army. At the end of the war, once again restored, it has been used as a summer holiday residence for the owner’s family.
Only in 1995 its doors have been opened to the public and rented out for vacation rentals.
A dream, for your wedding in Umbria, the green heart of Italy. And I am pleased everytime to be a wedding photographer there.
Location: Borgia Castle, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Italy
Wedding planner: Wedding Italy I do
Photographer: Luigi Orru