Category Archives: News

Wedding in San Galgano Abbey – Victoria and Joshua

Did you know that the legend of King Arthur and the sword in the stone originated in Tuscany? The real sword in the stone is located in Chiusdino, near Siena, in a chapel called Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi. Here’s a (really) quick synopsis of the legend: It starts with a boy named Galgano, who…
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Luxury Indian Weddings in Italy

Here at Distinctive Italy Weddings, you could say that we’ve seen (and done) it all, but one type of wedding that our agency has become specialized in is planning luxury Indian weddings in Italy, and let us just say that we thoroughly enjoy planning them! In the last few years, we have seen a growing…
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Romantic Lake Garda Wedding – Featured on Junebug!

Overlooking Lake Garda and the Veneto countrysie, sits a stunning hilltop villa where luxury garden meets rustic-chic. This venue is the perfect place for a romantic Lake Garda wedding. It should come as no surprise that Lisa and Charlie, an American/Italian couple chose this gorgeous venue to host their Italy wedding ceremony and reception. Their…
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Luxury wedding in Florence at Villa Cora – Samantha and Jonathan

A wedding in Tuscany already sounds amazing, but throw in the details of a wedding in Florence at Villa Cora which has unbeatable views of the renaissance city, and this just takes Italian wedding perfection to another level. Basically a mini Versailles, the villa overlooks Florence from the breathtaking Piazzale Macchiavelli area. Steps away from…
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Amalfi Coast wedding – Positano Glamour!

What a beautiful day! Melissa and Oliver’s October wedding in Positano could not have dreamed of more perfect weather. Positano is without a doubt the most picturesque of all of the Amalfi Coast towns with its brightly coloured houses built along the cliffs, the winding streets brightened by bougainvillea flowers which create gorgeous splashes of…
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Romantic Wedding in Tuscany – Paige and Lorenzo

Romantic wedding in Tuscany - Paige and Lorenzo Tuscany is famous for its unique hamlets which are basically miniature villages. These historic settlements are the ideal venue for an intimate wedding in Tuscany allowing you and your guests to take over exclusively the entire property and experience life in authentic surroundings. One of our favorites…
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Lake Como Wedding at Villa Balbianello – Lisa and Jack

A magical Lake Como wedding at Villa Balbianello........ Lisa and Jack visited our favorite Lake with our team to view locations for their wedding in Italy. It came to no surprise that they chose two of our favorite venues:  Villa Balbianello for their civil ceremony and our romantic Relais for accommodation and reception. The Relais…
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Chic Sorrento wedding – Julija and Rogerio

Sometimes you just want to be a diva on your wedding day and the place for that is wherever the divas congregate on the Amalfi Coast. Julija and Rogerio dream of a wedding in Sorrento came through with a civil ceremony in the romantic outdoor St. Francis’ cloisters, one of the city's ancient landmarks dating…
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Gorgeous Wedding in Tuscany – Deborah and Rafael

Tuscany. Tuscany. Tuscany.  So overexposed but never underestimated, so predictable and always full of surprises. A sure thing for a memorable wedding in Tuscany and that is why over and over again, couples getting married in Italy come to The Enchanted Hamlet in Val d’Orcia - Tuscany’s beating heartland - for an Italian wedding weekend.…
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Luxury wedding in Portofino!

When people hear “Portofino” the image of the glamorous 1960’s comes to mind: of luxury yachts moored in the harbor, pastel coloured houses, designer boutiques and seafood restaurants overlooking the cobbled stoned piazza. Portofino today is this and much more! What a backdrop for an Italian Riviera wedding. The splendid Castello Brown is a 16th…
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Alpine Mountain Wedding – Carla and Daniel

Alpine Mountain Wedding in Italy A walk in the clouds.......well almost! This is our idea of a true Fairytale castle. Few settings rival this incredible location - a castle surrounded by apple orchards, vineyards and a breathtaking panorama that seems never ending.  What a backdrop for a destination wedding in Italy! Once Carla and Daniel…
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Jewish Wedding in Florence

Justine and Simon celebrated their Jewish wedding in Italy in the Sinagoga di Firenze. The Great Synagogue of Florence is possibly the most beautiful synagogue in Italy and one of the largest in Central Europe.  The interiors are stunning with exquisite mosaics and gilding. It was constructed in the late 1800’s.  The style is Moorish,…
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