Colle di Val d’Elsa originally developed in three distinct sites, each with different buildings and layout: Il Borgo of Santa Caterina, Il Castello di Piticciano, and Il Piano.
The first two settlements are the oldest, and were reserved for the local dominant classes. Situated along the same ridge in an east-west direction, and separated by a large dip or saddle, they look down on the valley below, where the third “borgo” stands, Il Piano, which is more recent in terms of its development, and which has always been the site of industrial activity.

If you want to celebrate your marriage in Colle Val d’ELsa, you will be hosted in Palazzo Renieri-Portigiani, currently the home of the town hall – fronted by a facade in ashlar masonry and a huge crest of the Medici family.
The palazzo was built at the request of Bernardino Renieri, who held the post of engineer at the French court of Charles IX, and who was appointed “Guelfa architect” in the service of Francesco I de’ Medici. Dated to between 1575-1580, the building is stylistically similar to the palazzi designed in the Florentine ‘manner’ by Bartolomeo Ammannati, and is marked by the two-tone use of colour based on terracotta tiles and travertine.

More information about documents, dates, and hour of marriage:
Anna Pacini
Ufficio di Stato Civile
tel. 0039 0577 912217
fax 0039 0577 912270