Italy’s capital and largest city is a living monument to some of the greatest artistic triumphs of humankind. A Rome wedding places you against the backdrop of classical Italian culture. Hand-marbled fountains, jaw-dropping cathedrals, and some of the world’s most ambitious architectural masterpieces rest like an open air museum under the hot and bright Italian sun. Aside from its historic beauty, Rome is a foodie’s dream, so leave plenty of time for handmade pasta and house wine in one of the bustling piazzas. A wedding in Rome is one of the most unique venues for a cosmopolitan ceremony.
Couples must provide birth certificates, passports, and a notarized “certificate of non-impediment” prior to a wedding in Rome. Divorce and death decrees (which must be valid for 300 days) are also required if applicable. For additional information, check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for entry in Italy. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Italian is the official language of Italy, though English is widely spoken.
The euro is the official currency of Italy.
Climate & Beaches
Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. The average winter temperature is 54 degrees F and the average summer temperature is 86 degrees F.
There are no beaches within Rome, but a number of beautiful Mediterranean cities, including Santa Marinella and Santa Severa are a short drive from the city. Anzio is also known for its gorgeous beaches, clocking in an hour outside of the city.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
The difficulty and beauty of Rome is that the ‘must-sees’ likely outnumber a single visit to the city, with nearly endless museums, galleries, churches, and historic ruins worth visiting. Of course, the Coliseum, Pantheon, Vatican, Spanish Steps, Sistine Chapel and Trevi Fountain are iconic gems documenting the city’s famous artistic and religious pursuits. Aside from sightseeing, Rome is filled with beautiful cobblestone plazas (like Piazza Navona) lined with cozy cafes for a hearty meal after a day on your feet. Rome’s unique boutiques are also filled with sumptuous Italian goods, so shopping is a must.