Venice is a testament to the strength of the Italian will. This stunning and historic city is quite literally under water, though that has hardly stopped it from remaining one of Italy’s foremost tourist destinations. Water taxis and gondolas traverse the city’s famous boroughs, which are lined with charming plazas and artful churches. In the historic San Marco Square you will find the San Marco Basilica, Venice’s icon which took over 800 years to complete. The city is also filled with hundreds of street musicians who offer the perfect soundtrack for people-watching and drinking wine at an outdoor café.
To marry in Italy, couples must provide birth certificates, passports, and a notarized “certificate of non-impediment.” 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 into 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
Venice enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. The average winter temperature is 55 degrees F and the average summer temperature is 86 degrees F.
Though not particularly well known for its beaches, there are a few beaches accessible by waterbus from Venice, including Lido di Venezia.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Getting from one destination to the next is half the fun in Venice, so enjoy the romantic gondola and water taxis rides through the city’s meandering canals. On land (which is albeit a loose term in Venice), waterfront palazzos and historic churches look like paintings come to life and are brimming with colorful Venetian tales. San Marco square is a must-see with its 800-year old basilica, high-end shopping, and phenomenal street musicians. And of course, being Italian, the city has endless restaurants to eat and drink your way through.
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