Few places in the world evoke the idea of romance as effortlessly as Italy. Happily, it's not prohibitively difficult to legally marry there, so consider which region appeals most to you, and start planning your luxury elopement to Italia today.
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The capital city of Tuscany, Florence, is renowned for its beauty and legendary for its art. Home to several of Italy's most famous museums, Florence boasts extraordinary works by Boticelli, da Vinci, and Michelangelo among others. The Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery are two of the city's principal attractions, the latter being the institution that houses Michelangelo's legendary David.
The epic scale of Rome is awe inspiring, but be aware that a typical city is bustling behind the historic sites. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Forum are must-sees, but there are romantic hot spots in Rome as well. The Piazza Navona is a gorgeous city square with important architectural and sculptural works; the Lungotevere is a famous boulevard that features a dazzling view of the River Tiber; and the Trevi Fountain, featured in Fellini's La Dolce Vita, is a cultural landmark known the world round.
Venice, Italy, is unlike any other destination in the world. The network of canals and bridges that link the "The Floating City" give it an otherwordly ambiance that is incomparable. The legendary Grand Canal is lined with hotels, museums, land showrooms...a truly dazzling sight to behold. St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) features buildings that date back to the fourteenth century, and the relative ease with which Americans can marry there make it a prime location for a luxury elopement.
ITALY MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS QUICK GUIDE
BLOOD TESTS: None
LOCAL CITIZENSHIP: Not Required
LOCAL RESIDENCY: Not Required
PROOF OF AGE: Required
SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: Not Legalized
WAITING PERIOD: None
Florence City Hall
Tel: (+39 )055.276.8518/8370/
Palazzo Cavalli - San Marco 4089
Tel: (+39) 041.274.8331/8832/8833
ITALY QUICK FACTS
Florence - Peretola (FLR)
Rome - Fiumicino (FCO) or Ciampino (CIA)
Venice - Marco Polo (VCE)
CURRENCY: Euro (EUR)
HIGH SEASONS: September to October; April to Mid-July
LOW SEASONS: November to March; Mid-July to August
TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone (CET)