Florence, Venice, Lake Garda, rural Tuscany….the very names conjure up sunshine, food, wine, romance and a way of life that is immediately distinctive and unmistakably Italian.
The city state of Florence, for example, offers a cornucopia – almost an over-abundance – of art, scholarship and architecture. The old city, which is compact enough to be walked around, is a treasure trove of culture and has an intimate atmosphere all of its own.
Rome is the bustling yet highly fashionable heart of the country, amid the ruins of an Empire of a people who “speak with their fingers, sing with their lips, make love with their eyes and rejoice with glasses and forks.” You and your wedding guests will have choices galore for sightseeing, then you can disappear to any number of archetypal small Italian restaurants for evenings of relaxed conversation and catching up on news and gossip.
A lesser-known feature of the coast just a train ride from Rome’s centre is the quality of its beaches – some of Europe’s finest – including Lazio, Argentario and Cilento. Alternatively, the city is surrounded by beautiful countryside, including ancient hilltop towns replete with regional culinary delights.
Then there are the delights of Tuscany – the Chianti wine region, olive groves, cypresses, terracotta-roofed villages and generally relaxed outdoor lifestyle. Add the warmth of the sun, music, wine and romance – you can face the music and dance! No wonder the region is a much-favoured region for European destination weddings (not to mention a politicians’ playground), where the more guests, the merrier and still have ample opportunity for intimate seclusion.
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