A wedding in Arezzo, Italy, is a dream shared by many couples. You could be the lucky duo to get married in this spectacular Italian city, famous for its gold jewelry shops, goldsmith art, many antique shops and monthly antiques fair. Twice a year, the city holds the medieval pageant known as “The Saracen Joust”.
Arezzo is easy to reach, as the nearest airports are Rome airport, which is 2 hours and a half away, and Florence airport, which is approximately an hour away. Trains run daily too, going directly from Rome or Florence to Arezzo; otherwise, there is also a direct bus service from Florence. Any time of the year is perfect to get hitched in Arezzo, and with a wedding planner like Brilliant Wedding Tuscany, your ceremony will just be knockout!
The charm of Arezzo
Arezzo, the third-largest city in Tuscany, Italy, is an ancient town closed to traffic, thus walking around and discovering its streets becomes an added experience. The origins of the city date back to the Etruscan times, but its current architecture and design flourished during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The venerable Basilica of San Francesco stands out among the town’s highlights, thanks to its wonderful interior decorated with frescoes from the 15th century, painted by Piero Della Francesca. Recently restored after a 15-year-long project, the interiors of the church are quite spectacular. On the first Sunday of the month, a charming antique fair is held in the main piazza. Moreover, two times a year – in June and September – you can attend a spectacular medieval pageant known as “Giostra Del Saracino”, in English “The Saracen Joust”. The pageant looks resplendent with its perfect medieval costumes worn by local players!
Get married in Arezzo, in Southern Tuscany, and experience an authentic Tuscan ceremony at least once in your lifetime. This lovely city was the setting of the Oscar winning Italian movie Life is Beautiful: admire the stunning squares and streets that served as background for this incredible film.
Arezzo is your town of gold
The city’s fame is linked to its leading role as a source of both antiques and gold. As Arezzo is one of the world’s jewelry design capitals, going shopping around the city and being surrounded by its unique gems will be an unforgettable experience! You can look for your wedding rings in one of the many boutique shops located in the town center, which are filled with amazing jewelry. There is so much to see, buy and do in Arezzo, as it is both one of the world’s main producers of jewelry and the capital of jewelry design. For more than 2,000 years since the Etruscans developed their gold trade in this town, its goldsmiths have reached mastery of this craft. If you love shopping and buying antiques, Arezzo is famous for its amazing collection, and every first weekend of the month an antique market is held in the Piazza Grande.
Arezzo: an inspiration for artists of all kind and of all time
An Italian wedding in Arezzo can become a real artwork: mentioned in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri and painted by Leonardo da Vinci as the background of the worldwide renowned masterpiece Mona Lisa, Arezzo has been the inspiration and setting for modern forms of art as well. For example, this beautiful town and its main square have served as settings for several movies. Your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will come with you to admire this amazing scenery while taking care of all the arrangements to create a top ceremony.
Wedding venues in Arezzo
Weddings are celebrated in one of the rooms inside the Town Hall, which dominates the square known as Piazza della Libertà. This is the perfect wedding venue for both movie fans and art lovers: holding a wedding in Arezzo, Italy, means celebrating right in the heart of history and art, surrounded by astonishing settings. Choose a romantic wedding in a charming square, enclosed by marvelous historical building conjuring up the typical Tuscan atmosphere. Admire the natural beauty, architectural fascination and the typical romanticism of this splendid region. It is here, in this very romantic square, that your civil wedding in Arezzo will take place. This imposing Town Hall consists of several medieval halls available for your wedding, according to the size of the event. It is even possible to have two pages in Renaissance costumes attending the ceremony. The city is quite involved in the celebration of wedding ceremonies, so it would certainly cooperate with your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany to provide you with the best possible venue!
With so many wonderful wedding locations in Arezzo, choosing the right one will not be easy. However, since Arezzo is a non-touristy town, no crowd will bother you: you will just be surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside, and towns like Florence, Siena and Cortona are easy to reach by car or train. Ceremonies are celebrated in the mornings or in the afternoons, including the weekends.
Tuscan wedding receptions
Arezzo offers a stunning selection of lovely villas, fabulous hotels, medieval castles and marvelous restaurants plunged in picturesque surroundings. The wedding venues will differ whether you opt for a Catholic, Protestant, civil or symbolic wedding. In any case, your wedding planner Brilliant Wedding Tuscany will do everything for you: so just relax and enjoy the event!
Legal requirements for weddings in Arezzo
The legal requirements for a marriage in Arezzo, Italy, are relatively straightforward. A marriage officiated in Italy is legally binding and you need to obtain a nullaosta, the document required by the Italian Authorities to be allowed to hold the ceremony. This is a certificate of No Impediment that must be issued to your local registry office no more than six months prior to the wedding date. There are no minimum residency requirements. An international wedding certificate will be issued, and it will be valid in your home country; however, if you wish for more than one copy, you will need to make a request in advance. As soon as you come back home, your marriage will be lodged by the Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths in your home country.
Take advantage of a wedding in Arezzo, a beautiful Tuscan city plunged in the silence and the peace of the countryside. Your Brilliant Wedding Tuscany planner will find a charming wedding location in Tuscany, offering a hearty welcome as well as hospitable and friendly services. You will be granted an unforgettable beautiful setting for your unique wedding!