Como and Garda, Italian Lakes Wedding
Lake Como and Lake Garda, located in northern Italy are very popular wedding venues for couples looking for romantic, stylish and exclusive celebrations. Cute towns, picturesque gardens and magnificent old villas are scattered on the lakes shores. The lakes are surrounded by colourful blooming azaleas, rhododendrons, palm and lemon trees with a breath-taking panorama of the spectacular mountain views.
Lakes region has its special mild microclimate, where you can enjoy pleasant weather from April through October, and some towns along the lakes have nice mild temperatures all year round.
Lake Como and Lake Garda offer numerous fascinating solutions for the ceremony of your dreams. Here you can choose among elegant private villas with its waterfront gardens, majestic castles, and stylish hotels.
An unforgettable part of your wedding celebration can be a romantic boat ride along the lake shores, or a visit to the most romantic town of Romeo and Juliet, Verona, located just few kilometres away from the lakes.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and offers many beautiful locations for a wedding ceremony. Very popular wedding venues are the picturesque town halls of the lake towns Gardone or Sirmione or the majestic Scaglieri castle at Malcesine.
Sirmione is one of the best-known resorts on Lake Garda and is a very charming little town with numerous shops and cafes. The landmarks of the town are the majestic castle, the Rocca Scagliera and the Villa and 'Grottos' of Catallus.
Civil ceremonies are held in the town hall, the Palazzo Callas. The town hall is a very attractive building, and it is located on a pretty little square in the centre of the town, just nearby the Rocca Scagliera castle.
Malcesine is a charming small village with its magnificent castle and small colourful houses overlooking the small port. Castello Scaligero, built between the 5th and 6th centuries, is perched on a cliff overlooking the lake. Here you can arrange civil wedding ceremony either in the inside hall or the outside terrace.
Gardone Riviera, located on Western shore of Lake Garda, is one of the most elegant locations. It hosts luxury 19th century hotels, elegant villas and blooming gardens. Town Hall of Gardone Riviera, situated on a hill overlooking the lake, is a wonderful venue for a refined stylish civil wedding.
Lake Como is considered one of the most picturesque destinations in Italy, and is synonymous with refinement and elegance. Lake Como is best known for its exquisite villas and has always attracted celebrities including George Clooney, Madonna, Donatella Versace and Sir Richard Branson that own or have owned villas here.
The most famous villas on Lake Come are Villa d'Este , Villa Balbianello, Villa Melzi, Villa Olmo. and Villa Carlotta with their immense magnificent gardens and unmissable views.
For your wedding celebrations, there are many cute villages to choose from nestled in the hills of Lake Como. Famous Bellagio, known as the pearl of the lake, is situated where the three branches of the lake come together. Its privileged location offers a panorama that always has enchanted visitors. Billagio is characterised by beautiful historical buildings, stone lanes and charming cobbled stairways filled with shops, cafes and restaurants.
The city of Como, the capital of the province, lies in a green valley surrounded by hills, at the southern end of the lake. The town is dominated by the magnificent cathedral, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, which is recognised as one the best examples of 'Gothic Renaissance Fusion'.
Tremezzo, situated near Lenno, is another popular charming resort. Majestic Villa Balbianello and the 17th century Villa Carlotta are found here. Tremezzo has romantic lakeside promenade, as well as many wonderful old villas and hotels.
Varenna, on the eastern shore of Lake Como, is probably the most picturesque town on the lake. Its winding alleys lined with old fishermen's houses, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows, pretty waterfront and tiny stone beach are unpretentiously appealing. The main attractions in Varenna are the two villas, gorgeous Villa Monastero, and Villa Cipressi, with its terraced gardens going right down to the shores. Just above Varenna is perched the ancient Castello di Vezio, where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century.
Lake Como has endless options where you can hold wedding receptions around the lake including luxurious private villas, charming hotels and restaurants. Their amazing waterfront settings and the spectacular views of the lake will make your special day truly a fairly-tale.