Why should I choose Italy for my wedding?
Italy is as famous for its architecture and art in Rome and Florence as it is for the spectacular natural beauty of the Amalifi Coast and Tuscany. The country is also home to Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world, and Verona, the setting for the Romeo and Juliet love story, so there is no doubt you will find your own special spot to make your big day truly unforgettable. Cinque Terre
, made up of five fishing villages hidden in little inlets in the cliff, is also a very romantic spot.
Where can I get married?
Picturesque scenery and medieval villages make Tuscany a favourite. Civil ceremonies are held in any of the region’s beautiful town halls, while the Gothic cathedral in Pienza, with panoramic views of the town, is ideal for Catholic vows.
How can I adopt the Italian culture into my ceremony?
Anna and Alistair married at Scaligero Castle in Lake Gardia.
Sunday is considered the luckiest day to get married, and tying a ribbon in front of the church is apopular custom which symbolises the couple’s bond. Who can help me organise my day?
Weddings In Tuscany offer tailored ceremony and reception packages in Tuscany.
Making it legal
Before leaving Australia, you must get a Atto Notorio (Sworn Declaration) from the Italian Embassy or the Australian Consulate. Once there, you will need a Nulla Ostra (Statutory Declaration) that has been signed in front of an Australian Consular officer at the Australian Embassy in Rome or Australian Consulate-General in Milan. This will then need to be legalised by the Prefecture. You will also need Birth Certificates. Getting there?
The Cost? Statutory Declaration costs $50.
Emirates, Qantas and host of other airlines all fly to Italy.