Italy is one of the most popular countries for destination weddings in the world. This is mainly due to the variety and beauty of its breath-taking locations, history, culture, delicious food in every corner of the country, excellent wines, good weather from May to mid-October.
During the last few years, Italy has hosted more and more Indian weddings. Thanks to a decent number of big venues like villas, luxury hotels and castles, it’s even possible to accommodate up to 200 or 300 guests on your wedding day. These venues will be at your disposal not only for the wedding reception but also if you’re planning to have mehndi with traditional henna, a sangeet party filled with music and dance, the ritual of haldi or puja.
Today we want to guide you through our 3 favourite destinations for your Indian wedding in Italy.
1. Lake District
In the North of the country, there are some beautiful lakes that holds majestic hotels and villas by the water. The most famous ones are Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. Perhaps Lake Como is the most touristic and known but also the other two deserve to be named in our 3 favourite destinations for your Indian wedding in Italy. The nearest international airport is Milan Malpensa, which is about 40 minutes-2 hours driving from the lakes. The mountains and cliffs, that are very close to the water, will leave you breathless. The atmosphere there is very relaxing and peaceful. You can spend some days chilling on the beach or by your hotel pool, exploring the surroundings, having a boat tour, visiting some pretty villages and public villas and their botanical gardens.
Tuscany is located in Central Italy, from the coast to the Apennines. With its green, rolling hills with olive trees, cypresses and vineyards the Chianti region, between Florence and Siena, is well known worldwide. We are sure you know its red Chianti wines and olive oil. This area is also one of the hottest destinations among foreign couples for their wedding reception as it’s full of country houses, fairy tale castles and wonderful villas. Tuscany will be a good spot in Italy where to relax but also visit some medieval villages. You can easily reach your Tuscan venue from Florence or Pisa international airports.
3. Florence and Surrounding Areas
Last but not least in our 3 favourite destinations for your Indian wedding in Italy: Florence. The Renaissance city is the capital of Tuscany. It offers luxury hotels in the narrow streets of the city center where you can stay and host your wedding but also some stunning villas that can be booked for the event days only at about 10-20 minutes driving from the city.
Florence is a mix of art, culture, Tuscan wines and good food and that’s why a lot of Indian weddings happened here. Florence is the homeland to famous artists and, in its main museums, it preserves statues and paintings from Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Donatello. This town has its own international airport.
If you’re about to plan a destination wedding abroad and are curious to know more on the 3 favourite destinations for your wedding in Italy, please do not hesitate to contact us for some suggestions over at www.fairytaleitalyweddings.com .