Honeymoons in Italy
Whether you're looking to relax and unwind after your hectic planning or whether you plan on doing as much sightseeing and activities as you can, Italy can provide opportunities for both. Venice has romance in bucketfuls and you can relax in a gondola with a leisurely ride along the canals. Rome is buzzing and vibrant with plenty of ancient sites to visit, designer shops and lively nightlife.
Italy has an exciting mixture of natural landscapes as well as ancient history, made evident in buildings and museums, all waiting to be explored. With frequent flights from South Africa, a honeymoon in Italy is full of romance and variety. A visit to Rome has to include the Colosseum dating back to Roman times and the impressive Trevi Fountain of the Renaissance Period. Stop at one of the many gelaterias or eat in one of the surrounding fine restaurants. If art and architecture is your thing, then Florence possibly rivals Rome and famous past residents include Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Dante and Michelangelo, to name but a few. Besides art galleries, it boasts the Duomo (cathedral) and its impressive Piazza as well as Ponte Vecchio, the famous shop lined bridge crossing the Arno River. However you spend your time, your honeymoon will be unforgettable.
Settling on a honeymoon location can be tricky since it needs to appeal to both people as a couple. If you're looking for relaxation and a chance to unwind, as well as seeking adventure after your wedding, then Italy cleverly combines both. Why not stay in a hotel resort or private villa and enjoy all that this amazing country has to offer.
Italy is full of stunning scenery from the panoramic Alps in the North to the Bay of Naples and the imposing Mt. Vesuvius in the South. With direct flights from South Africa to Rome you could soon be exploring this romantic city. No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to the famous Colosseum in Rome and whilst you're there take in the museum and excavations at nearby Palatine Hill. For a truly romantic setting with your loved one, a trip to Venice with its gondolas and waterways is a must. You may also like to visit the City of Verona which was the setting for the ill fated couple, Romeo and Juliet. In between sightseeing the countryside is great for hiking and trekking or relaxing on the many beaches. With so much to do, a honeymoon in Italy will be truly memorable.
Key Facts for Italy
Flight time: 8 hours from Toronto
When to Honeymoon in Italy
When to go:
Italy is at its best in spring and autumn. During these seasons temperatures are pleasant and there are relatively few crowds.
Italy is approx 2 - 3 hours from London with direct flights operated by British Airways and Alitalia
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Getting Married in Italy
If you're looking for a romantic idyll as a destination for your wedding then you might like to think about Italy. Located in Southern Europe and bordered by the Mediterranean, Italy also has two gorgeous islands, Sardinia and Sicily. Full of history as well as stunning scenery, Italy has plenty of attractive churches, castles, halls, parks, hotels and villas in which to get married and for this reason weddings abroad in Italy are very popular. With a myriad of locations in which to host a reception party, your special day will be a magical experience.
Wedding Venues in Italy
A couple wishing to get married in Italy must first declare their intent to marry at the Marriage office of the district in which they want to marry. If neither of the party has Italian residency there is no need for the banns to be publicised and a ceremony can take placer 4 days after the declaration of intent. The documents needed by both of the couple are full passports, full birth certificates, proof of entry into Italy, certificate of No impediment, certificate of marital status witnessed by two people and divorce/death certificates if applicable. All documents need to be translated into Italian and taken to the Uffico Legalizzazioni for legalising along with a tax stamp. For more information visit http://rome.angloinfo.com/countries/italy/marriage.asp
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