Weddings in Umbria
Traditions, culture and history of the 'Green Heart of Italy' will brought you back in time.
Umbria, affectionately known as the "Green heart of Italy, borders Tuscany and although both regions are known for their scenic rolling hills, fantastic food and wines, Umbria has a more intimate, tranquil charm providing beautiful locations for destination weddings in Italy. Some call Umbria the land of saints, "la terra dei santi", as hundreds of saints including Saint Valentine, Benedict and Francis were born here. All of this adds to Umbria's spiritual soul. If you love the stunning scenery of Tuscany and are drawn to a Tuscany wedding but would like to be a little more unique ,then a Wedding in Umbria could be the perfect choice for you.
Umbria perfectly blends nature and art. Small medieval towns perched on hilltops for a wedding in Assisi or Spoleto with their hidden treasures of art and architecture are a favourite for couples in search of an Italian countryside wedding with culture. The regional capital of Perugia has had significant influence on the arts, culture and traditions and is famous for its university founded in 1308 and the National Gallery of Umbria. The UNESCO -listed Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi has artistic works by Giotto and Cimabue. La Badia di Orvieto is a breathtaking venue and the beautiful Gothic Orvieto Cathedral is a sight not to be missed ,built in the same style as Florence and Siena Cathedrals and boasts stunning mosaics to the facade. Wedding venues in Italy are among their best here. In short, Umbria weddings are for the couple that is searching to be one with nature and surrounded by exquisite historical art.
From peaceful lakeside villas to romantic hilltop castles, Umbria has a wealth of Italian wedding venues to suit the bride and groom and their special guests.
Umbria's undulating hills, long summers and gentle breezes support the cultivation of a wide range of grape varieties, including world famous wines from Orvieto, Torgiano and Montefalco. Wine lovers will feel right at home duiring a wedding in Umbria! There are numerous annual food and wine festivals in the region celebrating the tastes and traditions of the region.
A wedding in Italy should be remembered for the food and an Umbrian wedding will not disappoint! Foraged truffles, cheeses, hams, legumes and lentils are local delicacies. Perugia even holds its own chocolate festival annually and Norcia's ham and truffle fairs are a foodie's delight.
Lake Trasimeno is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, couples who have chosen to get married in Umbria love its peaceful perfection. Active couples and guests will also find many activities, including cycling and trekking, as well as water sports. Prefer to relax? We recommend to take the ferry boat to visit the three islands in the beautiful Trasimeno lake. The Marmore Falls near Terni were constructed by the Romans and is the highest man-made waterfall in the world.
For music lovers, Umbria is one of the best places to get married in Italy, as many flock to Umbria every year for their incredible festivals , including Umbria Jazz, which is one of the most famous jazz festivals in the world and The Festival of the Two Worlds ,which is held annually in Spoleto and delights devotees of opera, classical music, ballet, jazz and other visual arts.
Stunning scenery, food, culture, art and traditions make the region the perfect romantic destination for those wanting an elegant and sophisticated wedding in Umbria.