Welcome Pizza Party

Thu
Aug 29
2024
7:00 pm

Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
Florence, 50125
Italy

Rehearsal Dinner

Fri
Aug 30
2024
6:30 pm TO 12:00 am

Villa i Collazzi
Via Volterrana, 4A
Scandicci, 50018
Italy

The Ceremony

Sat
Aug 31
2024
4:00 pm TO 5:00 pm

Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti
Borgo Ognissanti, 42
Florence, 50123
Italy

The Reception & After Party

Sat
Aug 31
2024
5:30 pm TO 3:00 am

Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
Florence, 50125

Farewell Breakfast

Sun
Sep 1
2024
9:00 am TO 11:00 am

Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli, 18
Florence, 50125
Italy

Italian Pizza Party

All guests are invited

Guests that are arriving in Florence on or before August 29th, please join us as we kick off our wedding weekend with a celebration honoring our favorite food groups: pizza, pasta, and prosciutto!! Our Italian-style welcome feast is the perfect way to shake off jet lag, mingle with fellow guests, and get ready for a weekend full of love and laughter. We can't wait to welcome you and raise a glass to amore and all the adventures ahead!

Dress Code

Summer Linens (yes you can wear white!!)

Meet us at the Villa Cora Pool

Rehearsal Dinner

All guests are invited

Dress Code

Formal

The rehearsal dinner will take place outdoors. Please note that the temperatures can be warm in late-August.

Transportation

6pm Pick-up from Villa Cora / Florence City Center

Transportation for wedding guests will be provided. The shuttles will leave promptly at 6pm. There will be two pick up locations: one from Villa Cora for guests staying on-property and one from the center of Florence for guests staying in the city center. The specific city center pick up location will be communicated closer to the wedding date.

The Villa
Villa History

Villa i Collazzi, designed by Michelangelo

Villa I Collazzi has a long and rich history, dating back to the 11th century. The property was originally a fortress owned by the Buondelmonte family, a powerful Florentine family. In the 16th century, the villa was purchased by the Bini brothers, wealthy bankers who commissioned Michelangelo to transform the fortress into a luxurious villa.

Michelangelo's design for the villa was simple but elegant, with a classical Renaissance facade and a spacious interior. The villa was built on two terraces, with a large courtyard enclosed on three sides and open on the fourth. The courtyard was surrounded by loggias on two levels, and the villa itself was decorated with classical Renaissance elements such as pilasters, arches, and cornices.

In 1933, the villa was purchased by the Marchi family, who still own it today. The Marchi family has restored the villa to its original beauty and have made a number of improvements to the property.

Dress Code

Black Tie

Transportation

3:15pm Pick-up From Villa Cora

Transportation for wedding guests will be provided. The shuttles will leave promptly at 3:15pm. There will be one pick up location from Villa Cora for guests staying on-property, as the cathedral is in the heart of Florence and will be walking distance for guests staying within the City Center.

Church History

Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti (1251)

The Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti was founded in the mid-13th century by the Umiliati, a religious order that was dedicated to the processing and trade of wool. The church was originally built in a Gothic style, but it was extensively renovated in the 17th century in a Baroque style. The church was a popular pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages, and it was the site of a number of important religious events.

The Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti is home to a number of important works of art, including:

1) A fresco of the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio, painted in 1480. The fresco is located in the refectory of the church and is one of Ghirlandaio's most famous works.


2) A tomb of Amerigo Vespucci, the explorer who gave his name to the Americas. Vespucci's tomb is located in the Vespucci Chapel and is decorated with a bronze plaque and a bas-relief.


3) A tomb of Sandro Botticelli, the Renaissance painter. Botticelli's tomb is located in the Vespucci Chapel and is decorated with a marble plaque.

Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti
Dress Code

Black Tie

Transportation

Pick-up from the ceremony church at 5:15pm to Villa Cora

Transportation for wedding guests will be provided. The shuttles will leave promptly at 5:15pm. The shuttles will pick up the wedding guests from Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti and take the guests to Villa Cora for cocktails and the reception.

Farewell Breakfast

All guests are invited

Please join us for a casual farewell breakfast by the pool at Villa Cora to send newly weds, Logan and Sofia, off on their honeymoon!

Dress Code

Casual

Villa Cora Pool