Part 1 of 3 – Historic Backdrops and Sun-kissed Terrace Locations
Create matrimonial magic in one of the most enchanting countries in the world. Share your promise of love amidst the fairy-tale landscapes, breathtaking seaside or captivating architectural splendour, that is Italy.
With so many traditional and original venues to choose from we have hand-picked a few of our suggested venues from our portfolio to guide you with what we consider some of the most remarkable historic backdrops and sun-kissed terraces to exchange your vows.
The grandeur of this city erected over many small islands surrounded by water of the lagoon conjures a strong sense of awe with its first encounter. Create a timeless and unique wedding with your loved ones in this treasured floating city. It is regarded as one of the most exclusive options for those who desire to marry in Italy. If you dream of enjoying a gondola ride along the Grand Canal amidst the backdrop of ancient history, splendour and intrigue with the one you love then this is the venue for you.
- Dramatic Halls and Venues.
- Timeless and unique beauty.
- Enchanting lagoons.
- One of the most romantic cities in the world.
We Love Bauer Palazzo in Venice
Bauer Palazzo is in the heart of Venice, just a few minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square. This venue has an urban, contemporary and dynamic character and yet exudes a sophisticated and mysterious setting for the perfect scenery to realise your dream Venetian wedding experience. Surrounded by an oasis of lush green gardens, this is the perfect place to celebrate the most important day in your lifetime.
Bauer Palazzo in Venice
The eternal city is extremely dynamic with old world charm, antique ruins, majestic monuments, medieval monasteries, arches, churches and basilicas. Various bridges connect the river banks of the Tiber, creating an incredible picture of masterpieces of antique and medieval architecture. Rome truly does live up to its name and fame as no other city offers the incredible variety of beauty, antiquities and character. This city of history and immeasurable culture is the perfect scene for a memorable wedding.
- An array of romantic fountains and piazzas
- Many inspiring cathedrals and churches.
- Cradle of Roman civilization with a great choice of historical and cultural attractions.
- Eternal City charm.
We Love Nuova Villa dei Cesari in Rome
Villa dei Cesari is a majestic historic house, located in the Appia Antica archaeological park, a few minutes from the center of Rome. It is the ideal location for weddings, meetings, parties and events, offering peace and tranquillity for guests. Each interior and exterior of the villa is suitable to accommodate the various stages of your reception with fine elegance. The garden is perfect for cocktails and summer dinners decorated with elegant gazebos, lanterns, umbrellas, tables and lounges.
Villa dei Cesari in Rome
Surrounded by the infamous Tuscan countryside and filled with treasures, Florence is the gem of Italian art. Surrounded by romantic castles, elegant villas and lavish gardens, it boasts elegant palazzos, majestic churches, museums, art galleries, architectural splendour and many treasures to explore and utilize for your matrimonial celebrations.
- Medieval and Renaissance picture perfect sights.
- Splendid cuisine and wine.
- An eclectic selection of venue locations.
- Abundance of heritage through art and architecture.
We Love Villa Vedetta in Florence
Vedetta is a romantic 5-star Neo-Renaissance Villa. The structure has an exclusive panoramic with a breathtaking view of the ancient city of Florence. Surrounded by Italian manicured gardens and a big ancient park that slopes down to the Arno shores, Villa la Vedetta is an authentic ‘Urban Resort’ with a unique position in Florence.
Villa Vedetta in Florence
Verona is one of the most picture-perfect locations in Northern Italy and home to Shakespeare’s most famous couple ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Verona is a pedestrian-only city full of culture, art treasures and story-book charm. From the Arena di Verona (one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres) and the Piazza Dei Signori to the Castelvecchio Bridge, sights and wonders are in abundance in this beautiful historical town. Enchanting gardens and historical facades make beautiful backdrops to magnificent wedding photos. One of the most popular places to visit is, of course, Juliet’s balcony, a world heritage site protected by UNESCO since 2002. Couples are welcome to pledge their love to each other at this significantly sentimental site or even leave a love note or two at the gate of Juliet.
- Home to Juliet’s house and balcony.
- Delectable cuisine and famous wines from the Veneto region.
- Medieval frescoed buildings.
- Well preserved Roman amphitheater which is used for the annual Opera Festival.
- Story-book and romantic charm.
We Love in Palazzo Victoria in Verona
With a wealth of old-world charm, Palazzo Victoria stands in the heart of the ancient city. It is only a few steps away from the infamous Arena di Arena and leads onto one of the main streets, full of elegant shops but also delightful restaurants and cafés, which ends in the sumptuous Piazza delle Erbe. The Palazzo Victoria a stunning palace of the XVI century which radiates romantic magic. The Palazzo is also a museum where you can still feel the visible traces of the past. At this venue, the possibilities for a dream wedding are endless.
Palazzo Victoria in Verona
The white pearl of the Amalfi Coast, recognized for its flowered paths, staircases and iconic views over the sea. This sea-side town is perfect for intimate groups and couples with the desire to get married by the magnificent coastline. Splashed in colour, Positano is a vibrant town surrounded by romantic terraces, villas, gardens and palace hotels.
- Warm Hospitality.
- Memorable seafood cuisine.
- Flowery cliffs and Moorish architecture.
- Stunning landscapes, villas and terraces.
We Love Villa San Giacomo in Positano
An exceptional venue to say your vows against the backdrop of the glistening Mediterranean, it is not difficult to picture your dream destination wedding on its terrace. Perfect for intimate and elegant wedding ceremonies and receptions, this historic property is one of the few on the Amalfi Coast which can be booked exclusively for weddings and events.
Villa San Giacomo in Positano
Filled with beautiful gardens and warm hospitality, Sorrento is considered one of the most famous Italian wedding destinations in Europe. Suspended between beautiful green hills and the myriad blue of the sea, it exudes great charm. A sincere jewel that offers breathtaking sunsets, picturesque ocean views and the fragrances of orange and lemon orchards.
With a fine selection of cliff-top gardens, exclusive villas, palace hotels, romantic terraces, panoramic restaurants, you are spoilt for choice in this remarkable region of Italy.
- Beautiful views of the Bay of Naples.
- Fragrant orange and lemon groves.
- Traditional hospitality
- Most popular wedding venue
- Enchanting Cliffside venues
We Love Parco Dei Principi in Sorrento
With a stunning view of the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, stands Parco dei Principi, one of the most sought-after locations in Sorrento with direct and private beach access. Set against a cliff, this villa promises unforgettable moments and a captivating experience for a truly unique and awe-inspiring wedding.
Parco Dei Principi in Sorrento
Considered one of the most glamorous and chic towns of the coastline, Ravello is mesmerizing with its overwhelming views and beauty. This piece of paradise has a natural charm and elegance that lends itself to a magical night of love and celebration. Set up on a high ridge, this location is more private and intimate than other areas on the Amalfi coast and its small village offers an incredible variety of locations for your wedding ceremony in such as Moorish palaces, Romanesque churches and elegant sea view villas.
- Perceived to have the most glamorous panoramic views of the entire Amalfi Coast.
- Private and Intimate.
- Villa Rufolo’s botanical gardens overlooking the coast.
- Moorish Palaces, Charming churches and sea villas.
We Love Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
Villa Cimbrone is one of the most prestigious Hotels de Charme in the entire Mediterranean. The splendour and ambience of yesteryear permeate this 12th century residence. It exudes elegance with its original architectural and decorative features. The immaculate gardens and gracious rooms of the Villa make it a rare, refined location and the ideal backdrop for couples declaring their eternal love for each other.
Villa Cimbrone in Ravello
The undeniable beauty of its chiselled sea-rocks, Roman ruins water-edge views and blooming gardens all over the island make Capri an ideal wedding location.
With crystal waters and striking vistas with the chic ambience of beautiful restaurants and the trendy bars in colourful piazzas. Get ready to party until dawn with pre-or post-yacht wedding get-togethers while you take in the islands lovely views.
- Post and Pre-event boat trips.
- Essence of luxury.
- Capri’s natural monuments ascending from the sea.
- Surrounded by dazzling colors and foliage.
- The remarkable views of the Bay of Naples and Sorrento.
We Love Paolino De Martino in Capri
Celebrate in the bright Capri moonlight under the stars and sky of lemons at one of the most romantic places in Capri. Frequented by many international celebrities such as Elton John and Bruce Willis, this venue sits under a vast and magical canopy of lemon trees. Thanks to its warm and hearty atmosphere Da Paolino is superb for an unforgettable custom-designed wedding.
Paolino De Martino in Capri
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We have an impressive portfolio of venues for ceremonies and receptions as beautiful as the ones mentioned in the article above to suit almost any budget.
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