Civil Ceremony in Liguria
Liguria is in north-western Italy, bordering with France. The region features impressive mountains and lovely rolling hills, colored by the green Mediterranean turf and overlooking the Ligurian Sea. The two are divided by a high, indented coastline.
Liguria is a multi-faceted sliver of the Peninsula, where differences weave together to create a wide array of things to do and see during a visit here.
Nature, mountains, culture, entertainment: all one has to do is choose a wedding destination in Liguria: Lerici or Tellaro, Cinque Terre or Sanremo, Portovenere or Portofino.
Lerici is a fantastic town in the province of La Spezia (La Spezia), located in one of the bays of the romantic Gulf of Poets (Golfo dei Poeti). Clean sea, merges with the sky, numerous boats and yacht in the port stunning views of the vineyards and olive groves on hillsides, friendly inhabitants create an atmosphere of total tranquility and comfort, winning the hearts of travelers by its natural beauty.
The city administration provides for wedding in Lerici two castles (built in the 12th and in the beginning of the 15th centuries) and an ancient chapel.
A special attention is deserved by Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre are five tiny towns, settled down in cozy bays on the rocky coast: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia , Vernazza and Monterosso. All of them are part of the National park and are under protection of UNESCO.
It is possible to organize a civil wedding ceremony in Riomaggiore, Monterosso and Vernazza.
All towns of Cinque Terre are the perfect place for wedding on the sea, if you are looking for a place with an amazing atmosphere of tranquility and perfect harmony of water, land and sky.
Portovenere is a town located conveniently on the cliff of the mount. It was favorite place of Byron. Portovenere is very similar to the nearest towns of Cinque Terre by its colorful houses and picturesque port, but differs from them in its sights.
There are the St. Peter's Church located on the cliff edge, the medieval castle Doria, remains of old mills, the beautiful St. Lorenzo`s Church and the nearby island Palmaria with numerous landscaped paths and mysterious caves.
In the past Portofino was a tiny fishing village, but nowadays it is a resort in the province of Genoa. The village is very small. Its local population is only 437 inhabitants.
Portofino is the most picturesque port of the Mediterranean. It can be called a paradise, because it is so beautiful. The colorful houses create a rainbow along the headland. The small square `piazzetta`, on which you can see the Hollywood stars, the glamorous cafes and chic boutiques, the white yachts in a tiny cove, create a unique atmosphere of aristocratic charm.
Sanremo is the most luxurious resort with palm trees and numerous boutiques, elegant parks and gardens with tropical vegetation, with smell of vanilla and orange in the air. Sanremo is located on the west coast of the region Liguria. Sanremo is famous for its mild climate, which, according to legend, was presented by the goddess Matute. Sanremo is known throughout the world by its famous villas and luxury hotels with a high level of service and, of course, by its casino.
Exotic palms, soft warm climate, bright original color of azure sea create a very romantic festive atmosphere, turning the city into an ideal wedding destination.
In Liguria in the province of Imperia, almost on the border with France, a unique sunny village is located on a mountaintop. Protected by Maritime Alps, it has a very favorable position and enjoys a wonderful climate.
The uniqueness of the village lies in its aspect, which enchants all visitors: a winding waterfall of old stone houses strung out along the slopes of the mountain, the castle dominating over them and many olive trees and other bright green vegetation.
Appearance and size of the current village remained the same as in the distant 16th century, and the central part of the village, the oldest one, refers to the 12th century.