The landscape by Italian lakes is a paradise of lush gardens extending into blue waters, fascinating islands to explore and luxury villas alternating with small charming villages that have inspired writers and poets from all over the world. Thanks to its natural elements and geographical position, the climate is temperate and mild, therefore weddings can be planned from March until October-November. In the Italian lake districts, the selection of splendid villas and castles available for civil ceremonies and idyllic churches for Catholic ceremonies is superb. A wedding on an Italian lake is synonymous with refinement and elegance.
One of the most luxurious and exclusive destinations, also popular with celebrities, is undoubtedly Lake Como, famous worldwide for its wonderful and romantic landscapes. Many movie directors preferred it as the set of their masterpieces and George Clooney chose it as his home. Lake Como is one of the favorite destinations for foreign couples who want to get married in a magical Italian location. Popular spots are the beautiful Villa del Balbianello and Villa d’Este but also in the romantic Varenna and Bellagio! Designed with passion and built in the eighteenth century with particular attention to detail, Villa del Balbianello is one of the most precious treasures of the Como area; an extraordinary villa on a rock on the lake shore. The renowned Villa d’Este is a majestic work of art, an architectural jewel on the shores of the most romantic lake in Italy. An oasis of luxury, symbolizing elegance and style, loved for the exclusive environment and its privacy; the perfect setting to celebrate the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
Lake Garda is one of the most famous lakes within Italian Lake districts. Located between Veneto and Lombardy and the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda has a beautiful warm Mediterranean climate, lemon scents, breathtaking views. Renaissance villas, medieval castles, picturesque villages with narrow and pretty streets and small shops, beautiful restaurants and wine cellars are the perfect places for celebrating an unforgettable wedding. Popular venues include the village of Malcesine and its castle, but also on the enchanting Isola del Garda.
The legendary beauty of Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy is the ideal destination for your wedding! Alps as a backdrop, romantic villages such as Stresa, Pallanza and Baveno, Italian gardens and boat trips on fashionable motorboats will be the perfect setting for your enchanting Italian wedding day. The famous gardens include those of Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa, Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio in Verbania. The elegant and aristocratic heritage of Lake Maggiore derives from the influence of the Borromeo family. The Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori), in front of Stresa, are the showcase of their prestige and refinement. The sumptuous Borromeo palace on Isola Bella contains works of art, tapestries, furniture and priceless paintings. The gardens are developed in ornate and overlapping terraces. Isola Madre is the largest of the Borromean Islands. Thanks to its microclimate and human care, this island is a tropical botanical garden, full of exotic plants and animals. Isola dei Pescatori – also known as Isola Superiore – 300 meters long and only 100 meters wide, is a small and characteristic village inhabited all year round.
Lake Orta has undoubtedly the most romantic position in the Lake District of northern Italy as the hills and mountains are very close to the lake, thus giving a fairytale atmosphere to the villages overlooking the lake and framing Villa Bossi, reachable by a rowing boat. A perfect destination for an intimate and romantic wedding.
Natural beauty and historical-cultural heritage make Lake Bracciano a wonderful wedding destination with its archaeological and artistic wealth. A delightful medieval village and the enchanting Castello Odescalchi – just few steps from Rome, a perfect wedding venue in a destination full of charm and history.
Further hidden gems in the Italian countryside can be found at Lake Iseo close to Franciacorta’s amazing countryside, Lake Albano and Lake Bolsena close to Rome, Lake Trasimeno a country paradise in Umbria close to Tuscany and Mantua Lakes close to Milan and its countryside. All Italian lake districts have great charm making them marvelous destinations for your wedding.
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