Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is one of the most famous cities for the arts and culture in the world. It offers an array of beautiful, breathtaking views: historical buildings, refined and elegant churches, as well as magical venues that are the perfect setting for any wedding.
What is special about Florence? Why should your special “I do” be pronounced here?
Any kind of wedding is possible: religious, civil, or blessing ceremonies…
Florence offers the perfect solution for any kind of ceremony.
For those who wish to have a religious ceremony there are – along with the numerous Catholic churches adorned in frescos and every kind of masterpiece – an infinite number of religious venues: Evangelical, Lutheran, Baptist, Valdese or Methodist, Episcopal, Anglican, and Adventist Churches. If you are an Orthodox Christian, the beautiful Russian Church of the Nativity would be a perfect choice. If you want a Jewish ceremony, the splendid synagogue is just for you.
For civil weddings and unions, the City Hall of Florence offers an infinite number of locations. From the wonderful Sala Rossa right inside Palazzo Vecchio (a historical fortress that has been housing City Hall for eight centuries), to the Bardini Museum, which is decorated in velvet walls and numerous masterpieces, to the Garden of the Roses with its array of flowers and an enchanting panorama overlooking Florence.
If a blessing ceremony, is what you are looking for, the number of possible venues in Florence is infinite. You can marry in a garden, at the top of a medieval tower, in a vineyard on one of the many surrounding hills, on a terrace with a view of Ponte Vecchio and so much more.
A quaint historical center that is a marvel to visit
Florence is a small city with a quaint historical center lined in cobblestone lanes and squares that are almost all closed to traffic, making it easy to get around. Getting around on foot along the typical Florentine alleys and lanes is easy and fun, and the shady medieval roads are cool all year round!
This means that sights are very close to one another and make photographing them literally a breeze! Your wedding guests will also be able to visit the historical center of Florence, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in their spare time, between the ceremony and travel times.
Florence is easy to reach
Florence is easily reached from a number of Italian cities: it takes less than 2 hours by train from Milan, Rome and Venice. It has its own airport with national and even a few international flights to many different locations in Europe, as does the nearby Pisa airport (roughly one hour from Florence by train). Local transport is easily available from Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano and other art cities.
The cradle of the Renaissance
It is not our place to give art history lessons, but the fact remains that Florence is known the world over as the “cradle of the Renaissance’, that is, the place where throughout the centuries the great masters have painted and sculpted: Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Botticelli and so many, many more have made this city an open air museum. Everywhere you go you will be surrounded by works of art, sculptures, palaces, bridges…it is the perfect setting for truly unique wedding pictures.
The home of fashion
Florence is famous the world over for fashion and Pitti, the international fashion show that first took place in the 50s and still attracts people from everywhere in the world, takes its name from one of the most important historical palaces in the city. There are numerous Florentine brands: Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Stefano Ricci, Ermanno Scervino, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
A love for fashion and beauty are in the DNA of this wonderful city…why not buy the wedding dress of your dreams in the heart of today’s Made in Italy?
Excellent food and wines
And last but not least, food. Florence is famous for its steak, soups, cold meats, and even gelato. We will help you find the perfect solution for your wedding. From restaurants of refined elegance to those that serve quaint local cuisine, or perhaps catering in a historical villa, anything and everything is possible with you, your tastes, and your special culinary needs in mind. Chianti wines, of course, could never be lacking!