Weddings and Events in Italian Riviera
Liguria, known as the Italian Riviera, is a coastal region of immense natural beauty with soaring mountains, stunning scenery, ancient towns and mile upon mile of glorious coastline; the ideal choice for a special and unforgettable event in an atmosphere of gorgeous surroundings. This wonderful region, with its breathtaking scenery of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and the majestic mountains, offers the choice of some of the world’s trendiest places as well as picturesque fishing villages.
PORTOFINO with its delightful harbor, perfect for dining “al fresco” and its multi-colored houses is one of Italy’s most famous resorts, a destination which, despite its popularity, has managed to maintain its picturesque charm.
SANTA MARGHERITA lies at the foot of Mount Portofino on a gorgeous bay cradled by a natural amphitheatre of beautiful green hills; it also has a fashionable yacht marina as well as an exceptionally pretty town, perfect for day strolls and promenades.
RAPALLO has always been a heaven for writers and poets as they were inspired by the natural beauty of the bay which today boats a busy marina and an impressive 16th century castle.
The five villages of CINQUE TERRE date back to the later Middle Ages, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. It is a beautiful coastal area surrounded by hills of terraced vineyards and olive groves; there are picturesque small fisherman villages, splendid beaches, magnificent sheer cliffs and crystal clear waters.
Portus Veneris, today called PORTOVENERE, is a Roman foundation. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was Lord Byron’s favourite location. The impressive San Pietro Church was built on the remains of a 6th-century church and is today the most important attraction in Portovenere. The pretty promenade along the sea is full of cosy cafès and young local people sunbathing.