Planning a wedding in Cinque Terre means choosing one of the most poetic and romantic regions of Italy. The unsurpassed charm of the Cinque Terre with its rugged coastline and famous Via dell’Amore panoramic footpath (the Path of Love) beckons lovers from all over the world. A destination wedding in Cinque Terre can be celebrated in several locations: Riomaggiore and Vernazza, two of the Cinque Terre towns. The others are Manarola, Corniglia and Monterosso al Mare.
Riomaggiore is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its incredible nature preserve park and marine sanctuary. If you love to snorkel and enjoy wild coastal scenery, Riomaggiore would be a perfect choice for a civil wedding in the Italian Riviera. The narrow, bright pastel colored houses seem to cling precariously from the steep cliffs creating an incredible picture. You can explore the pedestrian only village by strolling through its narrow lanes or by having a glass of the local sciacchera’ dessert wine served with the the traditional biscotti at one of the outdoor cafes enjoying the fine views.
The small fishing village of Vernazza is another option for those who wish to marry in the Cinque Terre offering both civil and Catholic ceremony locations and civil ceremonies can be performed outside.
Vernazza is without a doubt the most charming of the Cinque Terre towns and has been designated a protected site because of its perfect representation of a historic Italian small village. It is a delight to the eyes with its medieval castle, unique pink roofed houses, brightly colored piazzas and graceful loggias. The one of a kind sheltered bay is something to behold with incomparable views, pastel colored fishing boats and brightly painted narrow houses built into the rocky mountains. The sight of the Castello Doria will remind you of your childhood fairytales; definitely worth the climb to the top to enjoy the amazing panoramas. Vernazza has several excellent seafood restaurants, ideal for a wedding reception in Cinque Terre.
The team at Distinctive Italy Weddings will arrange for a Cinque Terre wedding ceremony of any type including: civil, Catholic, Protestant and symbolic.