Who wouldn't want to get married in Tuscany, a glorious landscape of sun-baked rooftops, avenues of cypress trees, and bountiful food and wine? Nestled within the Chianti wine region, just half an hour's drive from Florence airport, is Castello del Nero, a magnificent 12th-century castle with the very best of 21st-century facilities.


Say your vows in the frescoed private chapel (above), before celebrating on the panoramic terrace, with its views over vineyards and olive groves. The hotel's chef uses local organic produce to create culinary delights in the Michelin-starred La Torre restaurant.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Plate cost per head: €130; www.castellodelnero.com