Destination weddings continue to be a popular choice with soon to be wedded couples across the globe. When it comes romantic locations, Italy often appears at the top of the list. As a country it lends itself wonderfully to a small ceremony with close knit group but also a larger scale celebration with family and friends. Italy is a great option no matter what your budget and personal tastes.
This list of impossibly beautiful locations across Italy will make it easy to imagine your dream wedding come to fruition. But with so many villas, palazzos and countryside venues available it can be difficult to narrow down the options. Here is a quick guide of the most beautiful Italian locations for your wedding abroad.
Often referred to the Eternal City, it has much to offer to a couple planning their wedding. You could choose from a traditional ceremony in one of the many city centre churches and grand hotels or go a little further afield to escape the bustle of the capital and opt for the Lazio countryside’s lakeside locations ideal for a garden party style celebration.
With it myriad of canals, cobbled lanes and footbridges Venice is one of the top Italian locations for foreign visitors. It is a truly unique setting which will provide a stunning backdrop to your wedding day. Enlist the help of a wedding planner in Venice who will be able to assist you in creating a glamourous and memorable occasion in one of the city’s historic hotels or palazzos.
- Lake Garda
If Venice is not quite to your tastes, then perhaps a more natural setting of Lake Garda would be perfect. Located close to Verona and within a couple of hours from major cities Venice and Milan means it is well connected to international airports ensuring greater ease of travel for your guests. Wedding venues to choose from include chic hotels, stunning villas or a private island on the lake.
- Lake Como
Similarly, the sophistication and natural beauty of Lake Como secures its position of stunning wedding settings in Italy. It is known as a playground of the rich and famous with the likes of George Clooney, Madonna and Chiara Ferragni frequenting the majestic lake side villas. Towns along the lake such as Como and Bellagio will offer a real sense of luxury and glamour while exchanging vows.
If you and your partner seek a picture-perfect rural setting, consider Sicily. Furthermore, it has so much to offer to honeymooners meaning newlyweds can remain on the island and enjoy a mix of historical culture at Agrigento, relax on the beach or Mount Etna in Taormina, sightsee in the capital Palermo or escape off the coast to one of the many smaller islands such as Favignana. It would be a great way to begin married a life.
As a region, Puglia is beginning to attract more attention from abroad. Be the first to introduce your family and friends to this idyllic destination. Positive points for Puglia are that it is likely to be slightly more budget friendly than other long standing traditional destinations mentioned above. This will make it more suitable for renting a larger location and hosting family and friends to extend the celebrations beyond the wedding day.