Imagine making a grand appearance on a flower-strewn path in your dream wedding dress. Enjoy the company of your friends and family, and a glass of cocktail or two, on a beautiful terrace of a renaissance villa, or dance through the night in a candle-lit hall of a 12th century castle. Tuscany has been providing the perfect setting for a romantic wedding and honeymoon for lovers since the renaissance.
Immerse in the classical charm of Europe where romance fills the air. Tuscany played an important role as a creative region during medieval and renaissance period, so expect beautifully preserved medieval architecture and Renaissance art at its most breathtaking in cities like Florence, Firenze, Siena, Lucca, and Montepulciano. Explore impressive art collections at Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and the Ponte Vecchio, some of the world’s best museums in Florence, the famous leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, and the Palio di Siena horse race event in Siena; here are some ideas for a memorable honeymoon in Tuscany.
Art and culture thrive in Florence. The glamourous city of Florence is a fascinating destination to start your romantic journey if you love culture and history. With over 80 museums, Florence is undoubtedly the city of museums. Among the most famous are Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo,the Palazzo Davanzantti, and the Ponte Vecchio. These museums hold fine collections of Renaissance paintings, sculptures, and classical antiquities that are an integral part of Italian culture.
Italian wedding ceremony is extraordinary if you choose Florence. Even though “civil wedding” may sound too formal and very common, a civil wedding in Florence is held at the city hall. You may ask, “What’s special about Florence city hall?” Well, its other more recognized name will answer your question straight away. The city hall is famously known as Palazzo Vecchio, and it has been the symbol of Florence and the city hall for the past 8 centuries. Civil weddings here take place in the Sala Rossa, aka the Red Room, and as the name suggested, Sala Rossa is sumptuously decorated in red, from the curtains to the chairs to the table cloths.
The city of Florence also offers a chance to host your special wedding in the magnificent Salone dei Cinquecento and the Sala di Lorenzo in the museum section, which means an extraordinary wedding surrounded by masterpieces of Michelangelo and Vasari.
In addition to the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, civil weddings can also be held at other romantic venues, including the Rose Garden, Villa Vogel, and Bardini Museum.
Tip: Special request is needed to organize a wedding outside the normal operating hour of Palazzo Vecchio, and weddings are organized on Tuesday to Sunday.
Discover the Coast of Tuscany
Tuscany coast is as fascinating as its rich art and culture. You will need more than a few days to explore the resort towns of Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, and Livorno. The town of Viareggio is one of the most traditional resort town in Tuscany and is a popular up-market seaside resort. Lined with numerous luxury hotels, Viareggio is a major part of the Tuscan Riviera, known as Versilia, which boasts an extraordinary 20km of sandy beach stretching across the northwestern coast of Tuscany.
The coastal region around these resort towns is the birthplace of many renowned artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, as well as legendary composers like Pietro Mascagni and Giacomo Puccini. Here you won’t just savour the alluring sceneries of Tuscany sea, but enjoy beautiful opera performances, dine in one of the romantic restaurants overlooking the coast, and visit the homes of famous Italian artists to find out what inspire their creativity!
Just south of Tuscan Riviera, the Etruscan Coast lies in between Cecina and Piombino and is home to more pristine beaches and verdant pine groves, as well as the seven wonders of Tuscan archipelago just off the coast of Tuscany. These islands are a paradise of wild nature and mild climate, and they are known for their pristine beaches, coves and crystal clear sea – perfect for a secluded honeymoon!