Whether you want a religious rite or a civil union, a Protestant, Catholic or Jewish ceremony, a magnificent church wedding or a simple celebration in a wedding hall, you can find just the right location in Italy for that dream wedding destination or unique and romantic Italian honeymoon.
A Destination Wedding or Honeymoon in Tuscany
Known for its awe-inspiring Renaissance art and the wealth of medieval architecture, Tuscany is one of the most popular of wedding destinations and honeymoons in Italy. One popular choice for destination weddings is the Tuscan capital of Florence, which lies on the coast and is home to numerous splendid churches and palaces, as well as the world’s fourth largest cathedral. The wedding hall in Florence is in the former Palazzo, in a 14th century medieval palace. Its “Red Hall,” decorated in red silk and gilded mirrors, is one of the most elegant locations for a wedding, whether it be a large wedding or a simple ceremony with only a few guests.
Other excellent choices include the city of Siena, whose central city square has been called the most beautiful in Italy; Pisa, famous for its leaning tower, the walled town of Lucca, or perhaps Arezzo, with its famous frescos. Or explore the smaller cities and towns, farms and villas, located among rolling hills, cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards for just the perfect location for your Tuscan wedding destination or honeymoon.
A Destination Wedding in Sicily
Truly a “place apart,” the island of Sicily, largest island in the Mediterranean, is an ideal location for a fairytale wedding destination or honeymoon in Italy.
Mother Nature provides her own romantic scents, in the form of orange and lemon groves, which makes this one of the most romantic wedding destinations in Europe.
The capital of Sicily, Palermo, is an excellent starting point for discovering your dream Sicilian wedding or honeymoon location. There are historic streets, museums, and churches in the city itself, as well as mountains and the rugged Tyrrhenian coastline nearby. Because Palermo is a coastal city, you will find an endless array of wedding site options – botanical gardens, piazzas, indoor and outdoor locations. One of the most famous piazzas here is Via Belmonte, which is closed to traffic and therefore an ideal option for a wedding. Here you will also find The Cathedral of Palermo, also known as Santa Maria Assunta or Saint Mary of the Assumption, a remarkable and famous cathedral. You can even choose to catch a boat and travel to the nearby remote Aeolian Islands.
On the east coast of Sicily, you will find Taormina, one of the most famous seaside resorts in the world and an incredible location for a destination wedding or honeymoon. Medieval in feel, Taormina is home to a number of historical landmarks, and monuments which can serve as backdrops for your precious wedding photos. Because of its beauty, it has served over the decades as a holiday getaway for many famous artists.
Another ideal location is the Ionian coast, where you can find Mount Etna and the nearby town of Siracusa, once known as the most beautiful city of the Greek period. Siracusa lies on the only natural harbor found on the Sicilian coast. On the southern coast of Sicily, you can find numerous small resorts and ancient Greek relics, as well as the Baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa and Modica. Travel to the west of the island, and you may feel like you’ve been transported to an Arab country, with its unique landscape and architecture.
Choose Tuscany or Sicily as the location for your Italian wedding destination or honeymoon, and you will not regret it!