Having travelled a great deal throughout my life I have found Italy to be one of the most majestic and charismatic destinations for Weddings. With Wedding season fast approaching I thought it would be useful to put together my Top Ten List of Luxury Venues for those Brides seeking some help.
1. Villa Balbianello, Lake Como
One of THE most stunning settings, which stands above the Lake waters, surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. A combination of classical statues, and magnificent arrays of foliage, line the paths up to the loggia. The villa can only be reached by private boat which makes this venue even more magical. For me this is always in my Top Ten Wedding Venues in Italy.
2. Borgo Egnazia, Puglia
This place is beyond enchanting, from the architecture, ancient culture, to the serenity it exuberates. Borgo Egnazia is surrounded by olive groves and the breathtaking waters of the Adriatic sea of Savelletri. You will lose yourself here, boasting luxury and immaculate customer care the perfect Wedding Experience.
3. Hotel Four Seasons, Florence
Stunning Florence, home to Renaissance Art and beautiful architectural history. Combined with modern comforts the fine linens, carved ceilings and rustic views, find Tuscan quality in abundance. A most desirable Wedding destination, a cocktail of relaxation, luxury and one of the largest private gardens in Florence. Tall shade trees and picturesque stone walls surround, providing a quiet garden sanctuary, fringed by historic buildings and thriving modern amenities at this luxury hotel, you will not be disappointed.
4. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast
If it is luxury you are after, look no further. This divine Paradise consists of beautiful rolling marbled hallways and interiors boasting the largest ranges of paintings and antiques. Lemon groves and Olive trees direct you to the town of Revello, home to the iconic cliffside gardens by Italy’s Amafi Coast, one of the top Italian Wedding Destination.
5. Villa Centinale, Tuscany
Villa Cetinale, province of siena is a 17th-century Baroque villa and is said to have the most breathtaking Italian gardens in Tuscany. The Villa is situated in the hamlet of Cetinale near Sovicille, the perfect location for your Wedding. The grounds alone with create the most amazing backdrop to your momentous Wedding Day.
6. Villa d’Este, Lake Como
This amazing mansion, WILL blow your mind. It embodies the ultimate in lakeside luxury, with its exquisite period furnishings, silk-brocade drapes, oil paintings and then the grounds. Loyal recommendations for this Palace are mainly due to the undeniable unmatched service along with the “”floating”” pool that affords the most breathtaking views of Lake Como. One of the main reasons this has to be on the Top Ten Wedding Destinations in Italy.
7. Castello di Vincigliata
Vincigliata Castle is a medieval castle to the east of Fiesole in the Italian region of Tuscany. Beautiful and distinctly romantic this is an amazing and unique setting for your Italian Wedding Day. Hosting a balcony and outrageously cute courtyard amongst the rolling hills, it definitely has the absolutely deserved ‘wow’ factor.
8. Villa Cimbrone, Amalfi Coast
Another Amalfi gold is this fabulously fairytale style Villa. A stones thrown from the amazing Ravello, Villa Cimbrone offers elegance with a little bit of magic. The gardens are regarded as the most memorable of the Amalfi Coast. Could you just imagine your Wedding Photographs here. It think you’d never want to go home.
9. Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como
This top ten Italian Wedding venue is described as a chic modern luxury with a beautiful deck that floats above the lake. It is one of the perfect spots for a wedding reception with floor to ceiling glass windows which provides dream views over the lake.
10. Belmont Hotel Cipriani, Venice
A true charming oasis in the centre of the Venice chaos. The private dock allowing you the excitement of Venice but also the importance of your arrival. This amazingly grand and elegant venue prides itself of the true original history, also enabling you to indulge in sanctuary with St Marks square only a boat ride away. A beautifully and romantic way to spend your Wedding experience with your best friend.
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