Celebrating a Jewish wedding in Italy will allow you to experience Italy’s rich Jewish cultural heritage, dating back several thousand years. Jewish synagogues can be found in larger cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples and Trieste. They are synagogues of great historical and artistic importance and incredibly beautiful. Italy's synagogues are 100% Orthodox and only celebrate Orthodox ceremonies. Orthodox wedding ceremonies in Italy require permission from your own rabbi who will prepare the necessary religious documentation to present to the Italian Rabbi.
Planning a Jewish wedding in Italy in an historic castle or on the grounds of a beautiful garden enjoying the superlative views of Italy’s landscapes is possible with a modern Jewish wedding ceremony in the reform tradition. Distinctive Italy Weddings is able to provide you with a Progressive/Reform rabbi who will conduct a modern Jewish or Jewish Interfaith wedding in Italy. The wedding ceremony features a combination of Hebrew and English and if needed can also include Italian, German or Spanish.
The Rabbi will personalizes your Italian Jewish wedding ceremony by including family ritual items such as a family kiddush cup, tallit or Bible. In the case of interfaith ceremonies, ritual items from both faiths can also be included so that the faith traditions of both families are honored and celebrated under the "chuppah."
Another option is for you to bring your own rabbi which allows you complete freedom to select the location of your dreams and avoid any paperwork. A beautiful flowering "chuppah" will be arranged by our floral designers and kosher catering services can also be arranged.
The main synagogues in Italy can perform both a civil and Jewish wedding ceremony together should this be your preference.