Getting Married in Umbria
Umbria is one of the most naturally beautiful regions in Italy. Located almost exactly in the centre, it’s known as the ‘green heart’ of the country, due to its number of verdant rolling meadows and hills; and it provides great appeal for those exploring the option of a Destination Wedding in Italy.
Umbria is well known for its hospitality and warmth towards visitors, and it’s also much celebrated for its natural landmarks, including the tranquil waters of Lake Trasimeno, and the spectacular Marmore Falls near the city of Terni. There’s also plenty of cultural interest in the area too; which means that couples and their guests alike often end up lingering a while after the wedding, and soaking up some of the Umbrian ambiance.
It’s less well known than its famous neighbour, Tuscany, but for couples, this can sometimes be a blessing in disguise, particularly as it’s often reflected in the cost of wedding packages in the area.
The perfect time of year to get married?
Umbria, like most of Italy, is blessed with a typically Mediterranean climate; and stays warm for most of the year. In the summer months, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to soar above 30˚C on a fairly regular basis, so if you’d prefer cooler temperatures, look to book your wedding in the spring or autumn.
Temperatures are fairly pleasant from April through to October; and if you book at the start or end of this period, you’re likely to enjoy lower prices, as Weddings in Italy tend to be cheaper outside of the summer months.
Where to get married?
There are many popular Wedding Destinations in Umbria to select for your wedding. Perugia, located in the heart of the region, is an ideal choice, particularly if you’re looking to be surrounded by typically Italian culture and history. It’s a historic city, surrounded by ancient Medieval walls and filled with Renaissance and Gothic architecture, which creates a real sense of atmosphere. It’s also really close to Rome, so it’s a good option for those wanting to explore another of Italy’s key historical destinations.
The Medieval town of Spoleto, with its impressive cathedral and elegant palazzo, is also popular for couples, as is the quaint town of Todi, whose Piazza del Popolo (rectangular public square) is considered to be one of the finest in the region. The picturesque town of Spello is also ideal for weddings, and has a real sense of atmosphere.
Assisi is also a beautiful choice. It’s steeped in history, with many impressive buildings to visit. After the wedding, many guests can take in the historic Basilica of St Francis, or the impressive cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century.
Alternatively, it’s possible to arrange a wedding in the midst of the peaceful Umbria countryside, to enjoy the natural beauty of the region.
Wedding Venues in Umbria
Umbria is noted as one of Italy’s finest wine regions; so it’s unsurprising that many couples choose to Get Married in a Vineyard, surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean countryside; not to mention the attractive wine-producing vines themselves!
Couples seeking a typically rustic venue may want to explore the option of getting married at a typically Umbrian farmhouse; or for a touch of grandeur, there are some historical castles in the area that have been converted into Luxurious Italian Wedding Venues.
Activities to Enjoy after your Umbria Wedding
Weddings in Italy are often popular due to the sheer number of cultural, historical and natural sights that the country has to offer. Umbria is no exception. Rome and Florence are both only a short drive away, and many of the cities in Umbria itself are worthy of exploration; such as Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto.
Unsurprisingly in this wine-producing region, wine tasting tours are also a popular pastime; and are a great way to gain familiarity of the famous grapes of the region. Alternatively, if you want to enjoy soaking up some sun, Lake Trasimeno is a great place for a swim, and you can also visit Isola Maggiore, an island in the lake where St Francis of Assisi lived as a hermit.
Getting to Umbria
There are regular flights to Perugia from both London and Brussels. Alternatively, it’s possible to fly into Rome or Florence and drive into Umbria. Renting a car is very easy, and the drive from Rome takes between one hour and one hour a half, depending on what part of the region you’re going to.
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