If you love Italy and the ocean, there’s nothing better than the Ligurian coast. Historical, spectacular multi-coloured villages, nestled between rocky outcrops and cliffs perched on the seashore; terraced hills where world-famous vineyards triumph. These are the Cinque Terre in Liguria: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
Planning an elopement or wedding proposal in Cinque Terre means choosing the most romantic place of Italy for the most significant moment of your lives. The Cinque Terre are one of the best and little-known places for honeymoons in Italy. Many newlyweds that had spent some days here still keep the area in their hearts. I recommend Cinque Terre for lovely photo shoots as well. Any questions? First things first.
Make her say Yes!
Wedding proposals in Cinque Terre are the latest trend. Try for a moment to picture a private terrace at sunset, together with your partner: the warm light, the notes of a violin playing in the surroundings and the perfume of flowers that mixes up with the delicious Italian cuisine. It’s the perfect place to declare your love and ask the hand of your partner. She cannot say no!
The Cinque Terre villages are amongst the most suitable locations for a marriage proposal in Italy. You can also add a romantic getaway: if relaxing on the beach and hiking are not enough, largest art towns such as Venice, Rome or Florence are just a few hours away by train.
Get a photo shoot!
Fishing villages surrounded by rocks, the Cinque Terre are full of colours, charm and authenticity. Arranging pre-wedding pictures or an engagement session in Cinque Terre is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
The unique charm of the Cinque Terre, with its rugged coastline and the famous trail with a view La Via dell’Amore, draws the attention of lovers from all over the world. No other location in the world might provide similar tones: the dark rocks, almost black, on which waves of turquoise water brake.
The pictures couldn’t come out better. Walking through the narrow streets, among houses with balconies full of flowers; under the light of the sunset on a path overlooking the sea; on the whitewashed beaches of Monterosso or above the fishing boats in Riomaggiore; enjoying the Italian folklore that rules here more than anywhere else.
The Cinque Terre are also perfect for some honeymoon photos, to get back home with happy memories of an unforgettable journey.
Plan your destination wedding
Getting married in the Cinque Terre means pronouncing vows in one of the most romantic and little-known locations of Italy. If you ever daydreamed a wedding off the beaten track, in a place that time looks to had forgotten, a marriage in Cinque Terre is the best choice. A land that smells of ancient times, whose villages are almost entirely pedestrian, linked together by paths among the most spectacular in the world. Could there be anything more romantic than that?
A ceremony and reception in the Cinque Terre will be something that your loved one and your families will never forget. In Cinque Terre, you can organise symbolic and religious rituals, as well as civil weddings in various town halls. Each of the five villages has its own ancient church with artwork and frescoes. Each place offers dozens of unique and spectacular spots for wedding photography.
Civil weddings can be held both in Vernazza and Riomaggiore in spectacular halls with sea views. The mayor of the towns will almost certainly celebrate your wedding and you can add your vows, poems, readings, customising your ceremony.
After that, you can toast your partner in the many cafes overlooking the sea, with live music and the best Italian food. The logistic is not easy in Cinque Terre. I recommend hiring a wedding planner. He will help you also with the sadly famous Italian bureaucracy, as well as with some recommendations about the best venues.
Any other reason?
Should you need any help, feel free to drop a line. I’d be happy to help you to plan your special moments in the Cinque Terre.