- Arezzo is famous for its gold jewelry shops and goldsmith art.
- The many antique shops and monthly antiques fair.
- The twice yearly medieval pageant: "Joust of the Saracen".
- A magnificent civil wedding hall, located right on the famous main piazza.
Nearest Airport: Rome (2 1/2 hours), Florence (1 hour appox.). Trains run directly from Rome to Arezzo as well as Florence to Arezzo, and there is direct bus service as well from Florence.
Best time for a wedding in Arezzo: all year long.
For a very authentic Tuscany wedding, you should consider getting married in Arezzo, in the south of Tuscany.
If you have watched the Oscar winning movie "La Vita e' Bella" (Life is Beautiful) you will have already seen the beauty of Arezzo. The film's most famous scenes were shot in the stunning piazzas and streets of Arezzo.
Arezzo is the third largest city in Tuscany, with an old town that is quite small and closed to automobile traffic making it perfect for leisurely explorations on foot. The city's origins date back to Etruscan times but its present architecture and design originate with the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The highlight of the town is the amazing Basilica of San Francesco with striking frescoes by Piero della Francesca painted during the 15th century. The Basilica was recently restored after a 15 year long project and the interiors are quite dazzling. Every first Sunday of the month the main piazza holds a charming antiques fair and twice a year, in September and June there is a stunning Medieval pageant called the Joust of the Saracen or "Giostra del Saracino". The pageant is carried out in full medieval costumes by locals.
Antiques and gold are two of Arezzo's claims to fame. The town is considered one of the world's jewelry design capitals making window shopping quite an eye popping experience! It is possible to purchase your wedding rings at one of the many jewelry boutiques in the heart of the town.
Civil weddings in Arezzo are celebrated in the imposing palace on the Piazza della Liberta'. There are several medieval halls avaialble depending on the size of your wedding party. It is even possible to have two pages in Renaissance costume attend to your wedding. The city takes great care with the celebration of wedding ceremonies!
For your Tuscany wedding reception, Arezzo offers a stunning selection of villa hotels, castles, marvelous restaurants in gorgeous surroundings. Whether you are planning a civil, Catholic Protestant or symbolic wedding in Arezzo, our wedding planners can assist you with every possible request!