If asked which is the most romantic love tale of all times, with no doubt the anwer is the tale of Romeo and Juliet, made famous in Shakespeare’s timeless drama. How many similar stories and movies have been written, and how many couples have identified with Romeo and Juliet, desiring, of course, a happy ending! This dream can finally come true: you can declare your enduring love by celebrating your marriage in Verona, in the house of Juliet, and take the unforgettably romantic wedding pictures on its famous balcony. The elegant city of Verona will be the perfect frame for a unique wedding day and your honeymoon in Italy.
Civil weddings in Verona in Juliet’s house are prevalently celebrated on Monday mornings, when Juliet’s house closed to the public. It is possible to request your wedding in Verona in Juliet’s house on other mornings during the week when the house is open to the public, with the area for the wedding being corded off with ribbons to reduce the stream of visitors. On account of the limited space and high request, in both cases much advance request is required. For the wedding in Verona the municipality provides the violin or harp player who will play three pieces. Besides Juliet’s house, civil weddings in Verona may be celebrated in other locations and, after the ceremony, with a special permit, it is be possible to access Juliet’s house and its balcony in order to take some romantic photos of your wedding in Verona. During the official ceremony in Verona, in addition to the obligatory reading of civil articles which render the union legal, your ceremony may also include the bride and groom’s personal vows and writings, which will become integral part of their wedding in Verona. The ceremony and photographic shooting in Juliet’s house may last up to one hour, after which, your special day will continue in the site you have chosen for an aperitif or festive meal with your guests.
Wedding ceremonies in Verona can be also celebrated in other palaces such as: the Notary’s Chapel, perfect for intimate weddings with few guests, and Guarienti Hall, where the sarcophagus with Juliet’s remains is located. These places are available only on specific days of the week. With an advance request, it is possible to obtain a special permit for accessing Verona’s Arena with photographers, in order to shoot amazing photographs of this exceptionally romantic wedding in Verona.
For some time the municipality of Verona has begun to sign agreements with various villas and historic residences located in and around Verona to be able to perform civil weddings on site rather than at the town hall. Now, with an additional fee and the minimum number of guests required by the chosen venue of the wedding, couples who want to get married in Verona can do it in the gardens of the beautiful villas or in the halls of the historical buildings. In this way both the civil ceremony and the wedding feast can be organized in the same location, without needing to travel.
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Travelers cannot help but be fascinated by the quiet sublimity of lakes: some are attracted to the unpretentious magnificence; others, intrigued by the silent and unimposing melancholy of the mirroring water, seemingly made of crystal. Still others are enchanted by the reflection of mountains and hillsides surrounding the shores, while others remain captivated by the deep blue waters of the lake and its understated yet undeniable romantic atmosphere.
Italy is rich with natural lakes, most of which are located in the northern regions of the country, at the foot of the Alps, almost all of them having glacial origins. They are truly magical places which are made all the more fascinating by the medieval villages and quaint towns full of history and art which surround them. The spectacular landscapes will not leave you indifferent; your wedding in the Italian Lake District will be as enchanting as a fairytale. Elegant villas with delightful gardens and castles with their magnificent towers will create an exceptional backdrop to your wedding. The municipalities of many towns and villages offer, in fact, many interesting possibilities for your civil ceremony in the Italian Lake Distict, making it an excellent choice for celebrating your wedding in Italy in a marvelous and refined atmosphere.
Liguria offers uniquely stunning scenary, an Italian region made of mountain ranges and ever-present seascape. You cannot help but feel part of the enchanted atmosphere called “Liguria”, by walking through the fishing villages along the coast or strolling its charming narrow streets…the sweet scent of flowers following you at every step. Consisting of a thin strip of coastal land, a real “corridor” between the Apennines and the sea, the landscapes and villages are literally illuminated in a vast hue of colors from dawn to dusk. The sun rises and sets here; in fact, half of the coast is called “Riviera di Levante” and the other half “Riviera di Ponente”. The dramatic scenery is made of sharp rocks on one side, sandy beaches on the other, and an endless promenade which runs along the entire Mediterranean Sea. You will find yourself captivated by the quaint local villages, the spectacular rocks and breathtaking sea views celebrated through the centuries and immortalized by countless painters, poets and writers.
Your wedding in Liguria will be defined by the intense and characteristic fragrance of the sea, because the sea is everywhere in Liguria, the perfect romantic setting for your unforgettable wedding in one of the villages of Liguria. You just have to choose one word, or maybe two: sweet and charming, luxurious and unique, colorful and fragrant… each of these words will describe your wedding on the Italian Riviera, with a wedding celebration exactly as you want it to be, your fairytale wedding in the Ligurian seaside.
Sicily is synonymous with passion and mystery. More than just an island, it is a world apart, rich with an extraordinary cultural, historical and artistic heritage, marked by secrets and ancient traditions. Travelers from all over the world are attracted by its mysterious nature, wishing to experience the Sicilian spirit, its character, and the unmistakable essence which distinguishes it from the rest of Italy. Created under the nomination of 13 different ethnic groups and countless rulers over the centuries, the result is this marvelous and unique cultural mixture called Sicily.
Taormina is considered the most elegant city of Sicily, so it comes as no surprise that it is such a popular vacation spot which attracts famous celebrities from around the world. It offers unforgettable views of the sea with it’s romantic beaches framed by rocky cliffsides, with the glorious volcanic Mt. Etna looming beyond. Taormina boasts an impressive history, with its perfectly preserved Greek theater – the most famous in Italy – still actively used by theatre companies throughout the year, testimony to its ancient past. The town’s astonishing municipal villa would be a beautiful setting for your wedding photo shoot in Taormina, as there are views just below of stunning beaches and of the famous and aptly named “Isola Bella” – or “Beautiful Island” whose beauty truly makes for the perfect background for your unforgettable wedding photos.
Civil weddings celebrated in Taormina are held at the Dukes Palace of Santo Stefano, a stunning medieval structure with stone walls and a wooden ceiling and a lovely garden. Ceremonies are celebrated on the first floor of the palace which is reachable by a beautiful staircase. Weddings are available to be held here every day of the week, both in the morning and in the afternoon, except on public holidays.
Taormina offers many different hotels and restaurants with panoramic views fit for postcards where we could organize your wedding reception, and, if you desire, even a party on the beach. The best time to get married in Taormina is between April and November, excluding August, when the area gets too hot. We will help to organize everything – even lovely excursions for you and your guests, both on the sea and on Mt. Etna, and you will dine on the best typical Sicilian dishes and its famous, decadent desserts. You will fall in love with Sicily’s unspeakable beauty, it’s generous hospitality, and heavenly smells…
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