The most peculiar location for your Wedding celebration in the north east and one of the world seven wonders, Venice has the right to be described as unique! Hundreds of years have passed by and yet it seems as if nothing had changed: despite of the unexpected tidal floods that make it annoying to walk along its calli on continual gangways, tourists never skip the visit. Which is well worth, of course.
However the North East is not only Venice, Lake Garda, Verona and the Dolomites offer a wide choice of locations where if you are looking for a wedding day with pure air and clean mountain contour, you are certainly in the best region of the European mountain resort choice list.
Memories of a recent Austrian-Hungarian past are visible everywhere, especially in the Bozen area, where German and Italian language are equally spoken, whilst the district of Trento maintains a more fairly Italian attitude.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a place to discover, aweird example of middle-european culture, in its polite and discreet hospitality, a little shy at the beginning but slowly winning you over. Magic spreads around from the language spoken in the local restaurant and trattoria kitchens and the spell of the sophisticated yet earthly food is easily spelt: an unforgettable experience of the senses.
The Alps, the rich valleys, the hills and the plain, the low, sandy coast on the Adriatic Sea and the rocky eastern shore, are all part of this small area, but they all equally grant the fulfilment of their promise.
Take it or leave it: this entire area is a gift box!
Your Wedding in a northern Italian region will share a common, yet world-wide known, “ alpine” element. The Dolomites are but one, even though a big one, reason for a visit.
Milan and the fashion trend, Como-Lecco-Varese and the lake area which calm waters seem to have cast a spell upon many famous Americans (ask George, Brad and Angelina for more details!), but also Turin never fails to deliver. Native soil of famous chefs and grand gourmets, this northern city has also spread its sweetness around the world with its delectable gianduiotti chocolates, made from the heavenly blend of cocoa and hazelnut cream. Soft cheeses and rare truffles also tantalize your palate. In Turin, food isn't just a matter of taste, it's an entire culture.
Also situated North West is the short stripe of land included between the mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, which rough connotations are paradoxically the measure of both its strength and its sweetness, Genoa and the coast of the Italian Riviera opens its flowery doors to the elegance and fame of its elengant skyline.
As Italy is world famous for the high standard and savoury taste of its cuisine, one cannot but mention Tortellini, Fettuccine and Lasagne Bolognese, never neglected courses in a traditional Italian Wedding menu. However, the original land of the above cited recipes, Emilia Romagna, this central region overlooking the Adriatic coast, is a lot more than only this.
Dukes and Barons made it their home, and the large, fertile plains have since then only changed a bit. Marks of the aristocratic past are born by the enchanting chief towns- Bologna, Parma, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Cesena and Forlì - which have long fascinated painters and writers from the whole world, and which museums and monuments are the most relevant marks of a rich, mysterious and enchanting history.
The eye of bride and groom lingers on the sweet outline of the Tuscan hills and is content sloping down to Umbria and Abruzzo. Olive trees, lavender bushes, grapevines and large orchards, all perfectly lined and geometrically inserted in the picture. Hurry and anxiety find no room, and the want of history is easily fulfilled by a visit of either small and big towns, so much endowed with marks of their bright and cherished past: the peaceful San Gimignano or the elegance of Florence? Montepulciano perched on its hill or the valleys and green rich plains of Siena…? Never a choice was so difficult!
Larger and smaller towns share a common historical-artistic ground, yet remaining independent and displaying unique features. Etruscans, Romans and the Papal Court of the early Middle Ages left their marks all over central Italy, from Perugia the chief town to Orvieto, Spello and Città di Castello, whilst mystic architecture is the main trait of such religious towns as Assisi, Todi and Gubbio, where a warm, all-embracing, deeply devoted atmosphere can be sensed at any corner.
Setting the venue of your Italian Wedding within the central regions might give the event a unique perspective. Even Latium does not only mean Rome, its land roaming from mountains to the Tyrrhenian Sea deserves a note.
Counting on a very mild climate throughout the year, it features rural areas in an uncontaminated environment, once in a while reaching rare spots of wild and primitive beauty.
Your Wedding in the Southern regions will be filled by the genuine magic created by the labyrinth of narrow streets and piazzas of the many romantic towns of the coastlines. Ancient and world celebrated churches can be found everywhere, on the narrow streets pedestrians are easily outnumbered by speeding Vespas and the sound of lively voices echoes in the alleys calling out loud friends and relatives from their balconies… This is true folklore, and no other place in the world will be just as physical and real.
A marvellous combination of art, history, landscape and tradition, the Italian southern regions have a rich character. Modern South, is a complex mixture of ancient heritage and present achievements: rustic charm, great food, classy beaches, but most of all the light. The light is one of the elemental forces of this landscape.
Sicily is more than just Greek temples, enchanting sites of archaeological interest, Baroque churches and seaside resorts, white sands on lonely , secluded beaches, parks and nature reserves. It’s people, too. The casual traveller immediately realizes that Sicilian towns differ from those in Northern and Central Italy: there is more stone and stucco, less wood and brick, fewer porticos and public gardens, as the towns owe their structure and design to Ancient Greece, supporting civic activities through the setting of a public central square with streets branching off towards various directions.
Special enough to be the perfect site, and small enough to be an island, yet big enough to make a universe on its own, Sardinia might embody one of those unique, special places.
Probably boasting the most spectacular European coastline, Sardinia features rich fishing, crystal clear waters, broad valleys that turn yellow gold in the hot summer wheat harvesting season, rugged mountains with caves and gorges, often the open shelter for large flocks of sheep, large olive groves that hide extraordinary archaeological sites dating back to 1700s B.C.