Eloping in the South of Italy
So your idea of eloping is running away to some foreign country that you’ve always wanted to visit. You’ve decided on the South of Italy; there’ll be endless supplies of wine, beautiful vineyards, amazing coastlines and historic cities and towns. But as soon as your friends hear about this, they’ll for sure want to tag along, after all, who doesn’t need an excuse to go to Italy?
The elopement party is typically made up of vendors, the officiant, and a photographer, but if you can’t imagine not having some of your family or friends there, that’s totally doable! What we love about elopements is that there are no rules!
So why choose the South of Italy? The South of Italy, in terms of tourism, has a ton of amazing attractions; but what’s even better is that it’s not a pricey destination that’s flooded with tourists all year round. This area has so much to offer, which makes it a perfect destination for an elopement! We’re sure you won’t have any trouble convincing your friends and family to fly out to Italy to join you!
Beautiful elopement destinations in the South of Italy
Naples: Castle Nuovo and the San Gennaro Catacombs are two historical sites that are worth the visit. It’s known for unexpected conversations with strangers, eerie yet beautiful underworlds of caves and warm water and of course the best pizzerias in the world. Here you have the option of eloping beachside, or at hotels, countryside and among nature in the cliff tops (or even volcanic lands).
The Amalfi Coast: Said to be the most beautiful coastline in all of Europe, suspended from the blue sky to the blue ocean. Given the high cliffs, you’ll find all kinds of weird and wonderful stairways that lead to numerous viewpoints of the ocean. The Amalfi Coast brings feelings of the Renaissance and is so rich in Italian culture.
Palermo: There are so many traditional and local markets here to explore (and eat some yummy food), as well as century old architectural sites, giving it the look of ancient times. There are many beautiful churches, gothic buildings and cathedrals.
Capri: A small island off the coast with rugged edges, which makes for fun day visits. You’ll get to take a ferry to the island, and have the option of cave exploring, hiking or being a part of the vibey nightlife. There are also beautiful rock formations that make for truly magical photograph backdrops!
Italian styled elopements
Given the variety of scenery, culture, and tradition in Italy, there are so many different ways in which you can style your elopement.
Elope in the vineyards
You’ll be embracing Italian working lifestyle among the farm; being exposed to an incredible landscape that’s surrounded in rich vibrant colors, with earthy tones. The Italian countryside brings with it the feeling of absolute relaxation, which is so great to enjoy with your friends and family. It’s also the perfect place to host a reception, where you can indulge in wine tasting and local produce.
Elope in an Italian Styled Villa
Classic Italian villas can obviously be found all around Italy, they have beautiful tones of orange and browns and are usually accompanied by luxurious gardens and magical views. Villa Vignamaggio is absolutely equisite (but also very pricey).
The South of Italy is surrounded by the Mediterranean Ocean, which means clear and warm waters and sunshine! Cliff tops are also available for your elopement, which means 360 views of the coastline.
Italian Street Life
A truly authentic experience of Italy and eloping street side means you’ll be capturing all of Italy for what it is. There are also a variety of different street lives in all the tiny towns around Italy that’ll also create a cool opportunity for wandering around the streets like a local, trying out new restaurants and food and being exposed to street vendors and musicians.
The legal requirements for eloping in the South of Italy
- You and your partner must be 18 years old; you’ll need passports and authentic birth certificates.
- A certificate of ‘No Impediment to marriage’, this’ll be issued by your embassy or consulate in Italy. It then needs to be authenticated by the Italian government office, as well as translated to Italian.
- From there, you’ll need to obtain an Atto Notorio from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the U.S. Two witnesses will need to be present to obtain an Atto Nororio (which is easy with your friends and family being there)
- For your officiant, you’ll need a mayor, deputy of the mayor or a Catholic priest if it’s consisted of a civil ceremony.
- Civil banns need to be posted at the town hall, and because you’re not native to the area, the embassy will allow this process to happen quickly.
Eloping in the South of Italy is definitely something we dream about. It’s the most perfect place to go exploring, enjoy culture rich scenery and eat out of this world food all in the company of your friends and family! If you’re looking for more about elopement packages in the South of Italy, give this website a look!
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