• 0 Getting married in Italy

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    There is no official residency requirement for civil ceremonies in Italy Catholic weddings are legally recognised in Italy For other religions, proof of a civil marriage is required before you can celebrate in a church CIVIL CEREMONY Civil ceremonies can take place in locations that have been approved by the Italian authorities. These include many villas, castles, town halls, public gardens etc. They are generally performed in Italian by the city mayor or a civil officer. If neither or only one of you can speak Italian, then you will need to engage the services of a translator – the interpreter does not have to be an official translator so if one of your guests is fluent, don’t be tricked into paying. When you have decided your wedding date, contact the Comune (Town Hall) of the Italian town where you intend on marrying to check the availability of your dates and to find double check the documents that are required. You will need to make two appointments at the Town Hall, the first is to make a declaration of the intent to marry before the Civil Registrar (Ufficiale dello Stato Civile) and the second appointment is for the actual civil marriage ceremony. It would also be a good idea at this point to find out how many days prior to your wedding you need to submit all the appropriate documents. All documents for US citizens will need to be endorsed with an Apostille Stamp. An Apostille Stamp authenticates documents executed outside of Italy (such as a birth certificate,) so that it will be recognised as genuine/ official / legitimate for use in other countries, such as Italy. All original documents will need to be accompanied by Italian translations. This must be done by an agency verified by the Italian Consulate. Do not apply for documents and certificates more than 6 months before the wedding as they will expire under Italian regulations. US and Australian Citizens Valid Passport Official, Long Form, signed Birth Certificate’s Divorce Decree (if appropriate) In Italy, a woman cannot remarry withing 300 days of the date of her divorce unless she obtains special permission from the Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale (District Attorney’s office) at the Palazzo di Giustizia (Courthouse) in the city where the wedding will be performed. This permission will not be issued unless she can present medical evidence that shows she is not pregnant. Parents Consent if either party is under 18 Death Certificate (if appropriate) Atto Notorio | Sworn Affidavit (US and Australian Citizens Only) These documents (one each) need to be obtained before the wedding either by making an appointment with your nearest Italian consulate or waiting until you’re in Italy itself (not advised, harder process and more paperwork). The Atto Notrio is basically a declaration that states you are who you say you are. You and your fiancé / fianceé will need to present yourself at the Italian Consulate along with two witnesses to make this declaration. As well as your passports, birth certificate, divorce decrees and death certificates (accompanied by their translations and apostille stamps) you will also need copies of your drivers license, your fiancé / fianceé’s drivers license and the drivers licenses belonging to your two witnesses. Important: you must receive your Atto Notorio within the three month period before  your wedding date. Nulla Osta The Nulla Osta is similar to the Atto Notorio in that it is a sworn statement saying you are who you say you are that there is no legal impediment to your marriage under Italian Law and US / Australian Law. It is carried out at the American / Australian Embassy in Italy so make sure you find out where the nearest consulate to your venue / airport is and book an appointment a month before you go. For US citizens, appointments can be made online for the consulates. Marco da Bollo Stamps You will need to purchase two Marco da Bollo Stamps (Revenue Stamps) from any tabacchi store for your visit to the Prefettura Legalising the Nulla Osta Once you have received both of your Nulla Osta’s, you will need to have the documents legalised with an Apostille seal by having them stamped at the Ufficio Legalizazione of the provincial Italian Government Agency, the Prefettura.  Visit to Town / City Hall (Comune) When you have all of your documents together with their Apostilles and translations together, you must appear before the town hall along with an interpreter to present them and make your declaration of your intention to marry, usually two days before the wedding but if one of you is an Italian citizen or resident in  Italy,you will have to post your marriage banns and wait 2 Sundays before getting married in a civil ceremony. If both of you are non nationals and reside elsewhere,  the banns are waived. Again, it’s a good conversation to have with the town hall at the very beginning as you want to be able to set a date for your guests. The Wedding You must have 2 witnesses and an interpreter present. The Mayor, the Ufficiale dello Stato Civile or one of his/her assistants performs will perform civil ceremony The Marriage Certificate You will receive your marriage certificate from the officiant right after the civil ceremony but just like you will have been doing all along, it’s a good idea to go back to the the Prefettura for it’s Apostille stamp. This will take a few day’s so make sure you factor it into your trip and go off honeymooning without it! Canadian Citizens Valid Passports Official, Long Form, signed Birth Certificate’s Divorce Decree (if appropriate) In Italy, a woman cannot remarry withing 300 days of the date of her divorce unless she obtains special permission from the Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale (District Attorney’s office) at the Palazzo di Giustizia (Courthouse) in the city where the wedding will be performed. This permission will not be issued unless she can present medical evidence that shows she is not pregnant. Death Certificate (if appropriate) Sworn Affidavit The sworn affidavit must state that there is no impediment to your marriage. This needs to be completed and obtained before the wedding either by making an appointment with your Canadian Embassy at home or waiting until you’re in Italy itself. If you decide to wait until you get to Italy, you will need to make an appointment at the Canadian Consulate in Milan or the Canadian Embassy in Rome – it’s a little bit more difficult without a planner so best thing is to sort it all out before you go. Nulla Osta The Nulla Osta is similar to the Affidavit already made  in that it is a sworn statement saying you are who you say you are that there is no legal impediment to your marriage under Italian Law and Canadian Law. You will need to make contact with the Canadian Consulate in Milan or the Canadian Embassy in Rome to make an appointment if you plan on presenting the documents yourself. Othrwise they can be faxed, mailed etc to the Consulate / Embassy and a wedding planner can pick them up on your behalf. Marco da Bollo Stamps You will need to purchase two Marco da Bollo Stamps (Revenue Stamps) from any tabacchi store for your visit to the Prefettura Legalising the Nulla Osta Once you have received both of your Nulla Osta’s, you will need to have the documents legalised by visiting the Ufficio Legalizazione of the provincial Italian Government Agency, the Prefettura.  Visit to Town / City Hall (Comune) When you have all of your documents together with their translations, you must appear before the town hall along with an interpreter to to make your declaration of your intention to marry, usually two days before the wedding but if one of you is an Italian citizen or resident in  Italy,you will have to post your marriage banns and wait 2 Sundays before getting married in a civil ceremony. The Wedding You must have 2 witnesses and an interpreter present. The Mayor, the Ufficiale dello Stato Civile or one of his/her assistants performs will perform civil ceremony The Marriage Certificate You will receive your marriage certificate from the officiant right after the civil ceremony. UK Citizens Valid Passports Official, Long Form, signed Birth Certificate’s Parental or Guardian Consent if one partner is under the age of 18 Termination of  Previous Marriage (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate) In Italy, a woman cannot remarry withing 300 days of the date of her divorce unless she obtains special permission from the Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale (District Attorney’s office) at the Palazzo di Giustizia (Courthouse) in the city where the wedding will be performed. This permission will not be issued unless she can present medical evidence that shows she is not pregnant. “Certificato di stato libero” of the other party, if an Italian national; Certificate of No Impediment The certificate of No Impediment will be issued to you after you apply for you marriage banns though your local registry office. To apply for the banns, you will need to submit the documentation already listed above. The certificate will be issued approximately 4 weeks after your application. Nulla Osta When you receive The Certificate of No impediment it should be mailed to the appropriate British Consulate in Italy along with both Birth Certificate’s, photocopies of both passports, A Deed Poll if the name on one’s birth certificate is different to the name on their passport, a Decree Absolute of Divorce and the Previous Marriage Certificate if appropriate a Bank Draft for each of the Nulla Ostas payments. The consulate will send the Nulla Osta to the Comune Town Hall) that you are getting married in or to your planner. Your documents must be presented to the town hall a number of days before the wedding so plan to arrive at least 2 days in advance. If you are using a planner, you should send all of your documents prior to the wedding and they will present them to the town hall on your behalf. Wedding You will need two witnesses and an interpreter present. Your marriage certificate will be issued after the ceremony. Irish Citizens Valid Passports Official, Long Form, signed Birth Certificates Parental or Guardian Consent if one partner is under the age of 18 Termination of  Previous Marriage (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate) Fee (this changes from year to year so it’s best to check DFA in Dublin or Irish Embassy in London beforehand) MP1 Form. All applicants need to fill out this form MP2 Form. All applicants need to fill out this formForms relating to your current marital status Application for Nulla Osta    Your documents must be presented to the town hall a number of days before the wedding so plan to arrive at least 2 days in advance. If you are using a planner, you should send all of your documents prior to the wedding and they will present them to the town hall on your behalf. Wedding You will need two witnesses and an interpreter present. Your marriage certificate will be issued after the ceremony. CATHOLIC WEDDING CEREMONY The only church ceremonies that can be performed legally in Italy without the requirement for a civil ceremony beforehand are Catholic Ceremonies.  At least one partner in the couple has to be Catholic and neither can be divorced  It’s a long process, start 6 months before  Paperwork should needs to be completed at home, usually through the bride’s parish  You should make contact with the priest of the church well in advance as they might not agree to marry you and you will need to set a date  All paperwork for a catholic wedding is in addition to the civil paperwork for your country above  Forms and documents need to be translated into Italian Documentation Pre -nuptial enquiry Your local parish will provide you with this and it is required by both of you Baptismal, Communion and Confirmation Certificates issued by your parish church and within the last 6 months Letter of Freedom A formal letter from your parish priest that states that you have fulfilled your Pre – Marital course requirements (Pre-Cana). This letter should also include permission from the priest that you are free to marry in a Catholic Church elsewhere. The priest will forward this on to the local Archbishop who will prepare a cover letter to forward on with the documentation to the Church in Italy. Other Documentation Along with the documents above, the Archbishop will also need to send on documentation such as a Death Certificate, a Decree of Nullity, a letter of pardon the one half of the couple was not baptised if appropriate. Documents should reach the church you wish to be married in at least 2 months before the wedding date.

  • 0 Athens

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Weddings in Athens venues lead you in an amazing city where greek cultural treasures rest among modern political, cultural, and financial mainstays.  4.5 million people visit the city yearly and it is home of some of Greece’s most iconic neoclassical monuments. The Acropolis, Athen’s most-visited ruin, what must be seen because of its rich history and dramatic views of the sea nearby. Weddings in Athens gives you the possibility to access to interesting neighborhoods with bustling markets, fine cafes, and great shopping.   The best place for your wedding in Greece is Athens. There are hidden chapels around Athens that are available for Eastern Orthodox exclusive weddings. Please note that those historic, amazing chapels have to be booked at least a year in advance in order to be able to celebrate your wedding on the date and time you wish. In Athens Catholic weddings can be held in a church at the north suburbs, Jewish weddings in the historic center of Athens, and Hindu weddings can be organised in various locations around  Athens. Symbolic weddings can be held everywhere. Athens  has several special wedding reception venues. Weddings can be held in luxury hotels, estates, romantic restaurants upscale restaurants by the sea water, or overlooking Acropolis. There are other alternatives as well for celebrating a wedding in Athens. Couples can choose from a  villa wedding reception, or a luxury garden wedding, a luxury yacht wedding or traditional boat. Those couples who would like to keep the tradition, beautiful tavernas are scattered around Athens or more specifically under the shade of Acropolis in the area of Plaka with variety of traditional greek wedding food and mezedes. Marriage Requirements Notice of your wedding in Greece must be published in one local newspaper eight days prior to your ceremony. Passport or other travelling document, along with birth certificate copies, single status forms, and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional details.

  • 0 Crete

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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                              Crete is Greece’s largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. Due to its sheer size a Crete wedding allows you to have a great time and rest at beautiful beaches, climb the remains of ancient civilizations, and explore quaint villages and towns all on the same trip. As a top destination of gastronomy in the Mediterranean, you can also enjoy delicious greek cuisine.   Chania On the western side of the island there are impressive White Mountains (in Greek: Lefká Óri) and its famous National Park. This park fills in the largest part of the region. The Prefecture of Chania provides all kinds of tourist services and activities in order to meet visitors requirements. The city of Chania maintains unaltered all of its characteristics, from the time of the Venetian Rule up until today.  Walking down the Old Town’s alleys between the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will let you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Get acquainted with the city of Chania by walking on its streets, visiting its museums and admiring the different architectural styles presenting the historical route of the city. Chania is food and wine lovers paradise.  Rethymno Crete's smallest prefecture surrounded by White Mountains and Mt Psilorítis (also called “Ídi”),  which provides gorgeous mountainscapes, marvellous beaches, Cretan lyre melodies, tsikoudiá spirit served with “oftó”, legendary caves, historic monasteries and monuments, traditional mountain villages and luxurious holiday resorts. Heraklion Heraklion is the largest and most popular region which is situated among two imposing mountain ranges – Ídi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiótika mountains) to the east– Iráklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures, significant coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, vast valleys with olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete.  The urban scenery and natural wealth mix makes the region of Iráklion an all-year-round destination. Marriage Requirements Notice of your wedding in Greece must be published in one local newspaper eight days prior to your ceremony. Passport or other travelling document, along with birth certificate copies, single status forms, and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional details.

  • 0 Santorini

    • Greece
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Santorini’s typical view is the startlingly-blue dome towers capping stark-white villages high above the sea. There are mighty hills and mountains from where Aegean Sea is visible for miles. Your wedding in Santorini can be filled with opportunities for exploring, whether you want to wander through ancient monasteries carved into cliffs or shop for precious gems at colorful town markets.   Peolpe who visit Santorini will meet two basic seasons, a dry and warm season that takes from April to October and a cooler and rainy season that spreads from November to March. Santorini’s climate is pleasant because the temperatures rarely goes below 50°F or raise higher that 85°F throughout the year. Santorini is an attractive destination because of its fascinating architecture and many things to do, dining in restaurants and sightseeing all around the island. Visitors can take part on one of the wine tours to taste delicious greek wines. It is also possible to take a Santorini helicopter flight around the most beautiful areas of the island.  Marriage Requirements Notice of your wedding in Greece must be published in one local newspaper eight days prior to your ceremony. Passport or other travelling document, along with birth certificate copies, single status forms, and marriage license applications are required. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable.  

  • 0 Sorrento

    • Italy
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Celebrate your wedding in Sorrento! Sorrento enjoys the most stunning views of the splendid Bay of Naples. The majestic 3,000 foot Monte Faito looms in the distance and the Vesuvius rises on its left. On particularly clear days, the enchanting island of Capri can be seen in the distance. Byron, Keats, Goethe, and Wagner were some of Sorrento’s famous visitors who fell under its beautiful spell. Best time of year for a Sorrento Wedding: March through October. Sorrento is one of the best towns from which to explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Its ideal position allows you to visit the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as Positano and Amalfi. Don’t miss the incredible highlight of the Museo Correale di Terranova. The museum is housed in an 18th century villa with amazing gardens and holds a varied collection of some of the greatest Neapolitan paintings, Capodimonte porcelains, and works of art from the 17th century. The gardens are filled with citrus groves, colorful flower displays and a breathtaking panoramic esplanade of the coastline of Sorrento. The fragrant lemon groves produce the famous limoncello liquor which is also used in making local desserts.   The town of Sorrento is a joy to explore on foot, narrow streets are filled with quaint boutiques featuring local handmade works of art. Stroll through the beautiful gardens which can be found scattered throughout the town and experience the warm hospitality of the South of Italy.   From Sorrento you can reach the romantic islands of Capri and Ischia via hydrofoil boat either as a day excursion or for a longer stay.   The selection of incredible exclusive villa and palace hotels for your wedding reception in Sorrento is outstanding; and a wonderful way to start a honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast. Hotels with cliff-top gardens, Belle Epoque interiors and impossibly romantic terraces with views of the Bay of Naples will overwhelm your senses. A wedding reception in Sorrento can be held in any of these magnificently situated hotels or in Sorrento’s panoramic restaurants. One of our favorites is set in a greenhouse with incredibly high ceilings. It has been in operation since 1890 and serves delectable cuisine.   Sorrento continues to grow in popularity as a Civil, Protestant, Jewish and Symbolic wedding location with couples from all over the world. Your Protestant ceremony can be performed in the lush surroundings of a flowering garden and have legal validity. Civil ceremonies offer two very special locations one of which is an ancient villa with panoramic views. Our staff will assist with all possible requirements to create a perfect destination wedding in Sorrento.

  • 0 Venice

    • Italy
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    No one ever forgets their first sight of Venice; amazement, wonder and joy are some of the emotions every visitor encounters upon seeing the splendour of this city which is built on water. Our team of wedding planners arrange for Civil, Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Symbolic ceremonies in Venice and surroundings. Best time to marry in Venice: All year around. A wedding in Venice is possibly the most exclusive and spectacular option for those who desire to marry in Italy. Every couple dreams of being able to enjoy a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, taking in the magnificent Rialto Bridge and the palazzi and bridges that line Venice’s main thoroughfare. The Piazza San Marco and its Basilica with its Byzantine architecture provide the perfect setting for your wedding photos. The incomparable views of the bay and the Isle of San Giorgio will remain etched in your memory forever.   Civil wedding ceremonies are celebrated in the superb Palazzo Cavalli which overlooks the Grand Canal, as well as several other superb Palace locations: a Ca’ Farsetti and Palazzo Vendramin Calergi. The bride can arrive in a gondola! The most popular location is the Palazzo Cavalli with its formal and imposing grand staircase. A civil marriage in the elegant palace of the Island of Murano is another wonderful option. Murano is the enchanting island where the glass blowers create the famous exquisite Venetian glass. The wedding palazzo would be an memorable setting with its formal hall overlooking the waters; the interiors are furnished with original antiques.   A Catholic marriage rite in Venice is possible in several of the city’s most important churches including St. Mark’s cathedral. Your wedding designer will help you choose the right church for your event and assist with all of the necessary paperwork. The San Marco basilica is just one possible option; it is among Italy’s finest!   Venice offers a variety of options for a Protestant marriage and our staff can arrange for symbolic ceremonies in various locations including the private gardens of an elegant secluded palace or on the expansive grounds of a former island monastery.   Jewish weddings in Venice are possible in several of the magnificent historical synagogues and kosher catering is available for your reception. Ceremonies are Orthodox only.   The city of Venice is famous for its sumptuous hotels and private Renaissance palaces which can be rented for very exclusive wedding receptions. Imagine ornate interiors lit by soft candlelight creating an atmosphere of times gone by; memories that will remain etched in the minds of you and your family for years to come. For special gala dinners, it is possible to rent 17th and 18th century costumes for a once in a lifetime event!   The staff at Distinctive Italy Weddings will be delighted to plan any kind of reception whether it is just the two of you or 200. You and your guests could dine at an informal restaurant on one of the islands of Murano or Burano or in one of the finer dining establishments of Venice where you will experience local specialties such as the freshest seafood and the famed risottos of the region of Veneto.

  • 0 Tuscany

    • France
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Tuscany is a charmed land, equally blessed by the genius of man and nature, and often by the combined efforts of both. Think of the vineyards: rows of baby green vines that manage somehow to march in arrow-straight formation up the gently rolling hillsides, bounded by single files of darker green cypress trees, snaking sandy roads leading to rust-colored farmhouses and moss-coated castles, symmetrically rounded hilltops surmounted by towns so homogeneous as to seem one single building.   Every inch of land has been sculpted, first by the elements and then by generations of inhabitants whose goals were always twofold: make the land produce as much as possible, make the land as beautiful as possible. These are only few of the reasons why many couples have already decided to get married in Tuscany.   Tuscany enchants us today because it holds together as a region, from the tiniest hamlet to Florence the Magnificent. For the living proof, take a short walk one day along the sides of the Belvedere in Florence: you will leave behind the traffic and suddenly find yourself strolling down quiet lanes bounded by tall stone walls, cypress trees and creamy-colored villas.   You could be anywhere in Tuscany, and we dare you not to fantasize about living here. The Italian Wedding Event will help you navigate through Tuscan world-famed attractions, but it will also introduce you to some of its lesser-known jewels and help you to choose the perfect location for your wedding in Tuscany.

  • 0 Rome

    • Italy
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    In the heart of Italy and along the Thyrrhenian Sea. It is also the Catholic world center since there is the Vatican, and a favorite destination of tourism for the innumerable monuments of the Roman civilization and, along the Northern Tuscan border, of the Etruscan civilization.   Apart from the area of Rome, the rest of the territory is mostly plain and hills, with mountains in the area of Rieti such as Monte Terminillo (2213 m), and in the north an area of lower mountains of volcanic origins, in whose craters many beautiful lakes (Lake Bracciano)took origin. Rome is located approximately in the middle of the Italian peninsula and therefore is easily reached either from the north or from the south of the country. If you have decided to get married in Rome you will get there easily: The capital is well connected to the rest of Italy and the world, thanks to the two airports and the excellent highway and train systems. It's hard to say what you'll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City - the arrogant opulence of the Vatican, the timelessness of the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino, the gory resonance of the Colosseum, trying to cross a major intersection, or the bill for your caffe latte! Each of this aspects of the Roman life will set up the authentic atmosphere of a Wedding in Rome.   Make like the locals and souse your senses in the glut of pleasures the city has to offer, from the grandiose thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the small but potent intoxication of eating chestnut gelati on a hot day! Best time for a Rome wedding: year round, Rome has a mild winter. Get married in Rome! The Eternal City lives up to its name and fame; no other city offers the incredible variety of beauty, antiquities and splendour. Walking through the ruins of the Roman Forum with the Coliseum in view is a once in a lifetime experience. Try to imagine it as the backdrop to your wedding photos! The Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon with its breathtaking romantic piazza provide a timeless setting for a wedding in Rome. A destination wedding in Rome lays every possible option at your feet. The historic capital has the finest Catholic cathedrals, Protestant churches, ancient civil wedding palaces, Jewish synagogues and Greek Orthodox basilicas. Your Rome civil wedding ceremony can be performed in three different locations from a charming villa with frescoes immersed in a park to several antique palaces, one of which is located in one of the city’s most imposing and historic squares. A Rome symbolic ceremony can be celebrated in the location of your choosing, from parks to palaces or nearby villas. A Protestant wedding in Rome can be performed in one of the many historic Protestant churches or private villas and gardens. Regardless of the type of ceremony you require, our wedding designers will help you select the perfect location and setting. If your dream is to celebrate your wedding reception in Rome in princely splendour there are luxurious Baroque palaces and nearby Renaissance castles where our wedding designers will create the event of a lifetime down to the smallest details. And if this is not enough, rooftop restaurants with incomparable views of the glories of the Eternal City are another possible option to celebrate your Rome wedding. The city is built on seven hills and famous for its breathtaking vistas.

  • 0 Amalfi

    • Italy
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Perhaps you have seen photographs of the famed Amalfi Coast, where colorful terraced homes nestled into cliff-side hills climb from the deep blue Mediterranean Sea. These port towns, south of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Italy, were not highly accessible via roads until the past 100 years, when the area first became popular for the upper class. Artists came in the 1960s, looking for utopia.   The artistic vibe remains, along with the upper-class setting, and today the coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site, drawing summertime crowds. Yachts and sailboats moor off the coast of Positano and Amalfi, and cruise lines deposit their crowds. Mopeds and convertibles hug the narrow roads that twist and turn along the cliffs, as tour buses lurch between the towns.   Fresh produce is abundant, which combined with fresh seafood, makes dining along the Amalfi Coast a feast for the senses. Trees bearing olives, lemons, limes, oranges scent the air with a perfume that mixes with the salty sea air. According to the legend, Positano was founded by a group of inhabitants from Paestum who were escaping from the attack of some Saraceni (pirates of the time). The first official information about the town's existence comes from some ancient Roman documents, but some artifacts from the Palaeolithic Era have also been found in Positano. These artifacts testify to a much more ancient origin of the settlement.   At the center of the town you can see the brightly colored 'maiolica' dome of Santa Maria Assunta, the main church of Positano. As well as completing the picturesque view of this Southern Italian town, the church is also a very important part of daily life, for many local inhabitants of Positano. Inside, the church features a collection of intriguing works of art from the XIII, and XVI century that are well worth visiting.   Positano has a very glamorous side to it, because of the famous 'Positano fashion style', this is just one of the many reasons that tourists from all over the world flock to the pathways and boutiques of Positano each summer.   With its beauty, luxurious hotels, bars, restaurants, and shops, Positano is surely a perfect place to Get Married in the Amalfi Coast.

  • 0 Hungary

    • Hungary
    • by Wedding Worldwide
    • 2016/09/26
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    Hungary is over 1,100 years. We are proud to have eight places considered special enough to be included on the list of exceptional and universally important World Heritage Sites. Hungary is famous for historical Baroque towns with a lot of wonderful sights like Szentendre, Esztergom, Eger, Gyõr, Sopron, Veszprém, the beautiful Lake Balaton and the second largest hot-water lake in the world. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is considered an important Central European hub for business, culture and tourism. Budapest is called 'Queen of the Danube'. There are plenty of other capital cities built on the banks of a river but such a wide and majestic river, as is the Danube at Budapest, is more of a rarity. Even more exceptional is the perfect contrast between the right and left banks. Buda is built upon hills; the feet of two of them - Castle Hill and Gellért Hill - almost stand in the water. Facing it is Pest. Buda Castle district, Rivers cape from the Citadel and Andrássy Avenue all World Heritage Sites. The most attractive sites: the Parliament, the gorgeous St. Stephen's Basilica, the Dohány street Synagogue, the Opera House, the City Park with the Heroes' Square and Roman amphitheatres, Turkish baths, art-nouveau buildings - in one town! Budapest would appear countless times on any list of superlatives. The Continent's first underground railway was built here. It is the location of Europe's largest synagogue. It is the only capital city in the world where there are more than one hundred hot thermal springs with 12 medicinal baths. There are no other cities of comparable size anywhere where visitors can explore dripstone caves in the middle of the residential districts. Cogwheel railway, funicular, forest railway, horse-and-trap, chair-lift, boat and on Margaret Island family cycle cars - Budapest has them all.