Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world. With its uneven cities, art, wine, food, and beautiful landscapes, it's not surprising that many couples choose to have a destination wedding in Italy. Since 1800s Italy has been the preferred destination for many tourists attracted by its beauty and enchanting places.
The journey through Italy was called the "Grand Tour". It was the traditional trip of Italy undertaken by mainly upper-class European young men of means. The custom flourished from about 1660 until the advent of large-scale rail transit in the 1840s, and was associated with a standard itinerary. Once in Italy, the tourist would visit Turin (and, less often, Milan), then might spend a few months in Florence, where the Tribuna of the Uffizi gallery brought together in one space the monuments of High Renaissance paintings and Roman sculptures that would inspire picture galleries adorned with antiquities at home, with side trips to Pisa, then move on to Padua, Venice and Bologna.
Then the traveler moved to Rome to study the ruins of ancient Rome, and the masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and architecture of Rome's Early Christian, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Some travelers also visited Naples and its surroundings to study music, and (after the mid-18th century) to appreciate the recently-discovered archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Pompeii was discovered in 1748), and perhaps (for the adventurous) an ascent of Mount Vesuvius. Later in the period the more adventurous, especially if provided with a yacht, might attempt Sicily (the site of Greek ruins) or even Greece itself. But Naples or later Paestum with his wonderful temples was the usual terminus. As a holiday destination, therefore, Italy has a long tradition and that is why, perhaps, that Italy has also become a favorite destination for many couples who want to crown their dream of love.
Where to Have a Wedding in Italy?
Italy is full of magical places, including historic churches, beautiful castles, and romantic villas. Some of the most popular regions to marry in are Venezia and Veneto, Amalfi Coast, Toscana and on the line of the "Grand Tour" one of the goals have not yet been explored and there is little known to get married, Bologna.