The top four reasons to choose a winter wedding in Italy
Couples from all over the world come to Italy to say their vows, especially in summer. With breathtakingly beautiful landscapes such as the northern Italian lakes, beautiful cities like Venice and great venues such as villas, palaces, and romantic wineries, Italy is an unforgettable setting for a wedding. Delicious Italian food, fantastic wines and plenty of sunshine enhance any summer destination wedding.
However, Italy also offers many great opportunities in the colder weather to make a wedding ceremony and wedding party an unforgettable experience. The winter months are especially suited to luxury weddings or ceremonies with an intimate guest list.
Here are our favourite intimate Italian winter weddings ideas:
1. A short break including a wedding in one of the UNESCO World Heritage cities
Italian cities such as Florence, Verona, Venice or Rome offer the ideal setting for an intimate wedding on a small scale, especially during the winter months. Ancient, historical registry offices, great restaurants and boutique hotels, as well as great museums, quickly turn a wedding into an unforgettable getaway.
2. Sardinia, Sicily, Calabria & Puglia: perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want a wedding outside in the winter sun in southern Italy
Southern Italy and the coastal areas offer excellent weather conditions, with plenty of sunny days and mild winters, especially in November, April and March. Southern Italy is of particular interest to nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers, and weddings can be combined with active walking holidays in places like Sardinia or Etna.
3. Pienza, Cortona or Siena: small, elegant weddings in the heart of Tuscany
Tuscany is filled with pretty, quaint towns. If you’d like a manageable, intimate and historic wedding, Tuscan cities like Cortona, Siena or Pienza are the best choice. Historic town halls decorated with wonderful frescoes, fine restaurants, and rustic trattorias lend every wedding an air of romance. For your honeymoon, Tuscany offers a variety of thermal baths such as Saturnia Terme, Bagno Vignoni or Montecatini Terme that provide a relaxing start to married life.
4. The Italian Alps & South Tyrol: weddings in the snow for ski enthusiasts
Winter sports enthusiasts and snow-lovers will love the Italian regions of Trentino and South Tyrol. Towns such as Cortina d’Ampezzo, Madonna di Campiglio and Courmayeur offer a charming winter atmosphere for an unforgettable wedding in the snow.