Destination Wedding Italy
Italy, with its beaches, historical buildings, luxury villas and vineyards, is a perfect choice for a
destination wedding. Well, would you expect to hear anything else from an Italian? I’m
absolutely biased, but as a local I can share a lot of valuable information with you. Italy offers
plenty of interesting locations, so deciding where exactly your wedding will take place might
actually be a tough choice.
Amalfi Coast Wedding
The Amalfi Coast is probably the hottest wedding destination in Italy. Many couples come here
to get married because of the scenic ocean views, beautiful old towns and outstanding
gastronomy. There is very little rain in the summer, so the chances of great weather on your
wedding day are high. There are Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and not to forget Capri among the
most popular wedding destinations on the Amalfi Coast. But your options don’t end there — this
region has so many beautiful little towns that it is hard to name them all. Naples Airport is just
within 1 hour drive and Rome is within 3 hours from the Amalfi coast.
If you’re in love with Amalfi Coast but worried about whether your guests will find enough things
to do, choose a venue near Sorrento. It is a small town with a unique spirit and there are many
artisan stores, beautiful gardens and, of course, bars and restaurants. Museo Correale di
Terranova, with its collection of beautiful Neapolitan paintings, is well worth checking out and if
you or some of your guests are staying longer than a couple of days, you can take a trip to the
ancient town of Pompeii, Vesuvius or the other Bay of Naples, all of which are fairly close. There
are also boat excursions to the nearby romantic islands.
Rome is full of ancient treasuries and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture and is
another great location for your wedding. If you’re looking for a civil wedding ceremony in Rome,
you can choose between three town halls: Campidoglio or Caracalla wedding halls and Villa
Lais. Campiglio is located next to an old church and is the perfect backdrop for your Italian
wedding photographs. Villa Lais is a smaller place and may be the best choice if you don’t want
to have a big wedding. Caracalla is famous for great acoustics and it is possible to have music
during your wedding ceremony. The choice of entertainment and wedding venues here in the
capital of Italy is huge, so the availability of a great place to get married shouldn’t be something
to stress about.
What about getting married in one of the most romantic cities in the world? Venice is widely
known for its unique canals, art and architecture. It is a fairly expensive city, but it is totally worth
it. In reality Venice is even more romantic than you could imagine from photos and movies you
might have seen. Fabulous churches and palaces, delicious seafood and spectacular landmarks
make Venice a perfect wedding destination.
Lake Garda Wedding
If you prefer a lakeside wedding, Lake Garda is a good choice. It is the biggest lake in Italy with
many beaches and scenic locations. Venice and Milan are within two hours’ drive and there are
excursions to both cities almost every day. Civil wedding ceremonies can be held in many small
towns surrounding the lake and even at the charming Malcesine and Torri Del Benaco castles.
While you are here, you can also visit Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet.
Another popular wedding destination is Tuscany, the region of arts and culture. The birthplace
of the Renaissance, Tuscany is also known for its great wine, so make sure to visit local
vineyards while you are here. The high season lasts from April to November, but it may still be a
little chilly for using an outdoor pool until June or July. The choice for wedding venues in
Florence, one of the most beautiful Tuscan cities, is nearly limitless, so you should be able to
find a good place for any size of wedding.
In fact, nearly any small town in Italy offers plenty of scenic locations for your wedding
ceremony, reception and, of course, your wedding photoshoot.