Donatella Barbera is a wedding photographer with a photographic studio in Certaldo, a medieval village in Tuscany, in the province of Florence, chosen by couples from all over the world as a location to celebrate their wedding.
I often ask myself why Certaldo Alto is so successful in the world as a place for weddings.
And, as so often happens to those who live in an area and no longer recognise its beauty, I realised that for many years I had ceased to look around me, no longer giving importance to all the wonders of this area that make Certaldo one of the most beautiful places in the world.
So I rediscovered my delightful Certaldo, with its medieval castle and its history, its art and its legends, the endless hills with Chianti vineyards and olive groves, cypress lined avenues and all of its peasant culture with its traditions and typical products.
By doing so I realised that there wasn’t a more beautiful place for the special day.
A town full of profane and sacred history, immersed in a magical atmosphere that, only in a place where time has stopped still, one can breathe.
I got married in Certaldo Alto also!