The ceremony is perhaps the most important part of a wedding. There are different kind of function, from the religious, the civil to the symbolic one.
Today we will share with you some of the most stunning churches from the North to the South of Italy. Having your wedding in an Italian church it does not mean always to have a religious ceremony. Some churches in fact are deconsecrated and this allows you the unique possibility to have a symbolic ceremony. If you wish to have your wedding in an Italian church, either if you desire to have a religious or a symbolic ceremony, we strongly advise you to check always with who manage the church, every single one has its own rules, that are not always compatible with your needs.
For more information check out this guide for all kinds of ceremony you could have for your wedding.
So here are our top selection of churches in hope to give you some inspiration for your Italian wedding. Enjoy!
Church of St. Peter – Porto Venere, Liguria
A unique church in the Poets Gulf surrounded by the beautiful Ligurian sea. A great detail are the white and black bands both in the outside and the inside.
Chapel of Masseria Torre Coccaro – Apulia
This characteristic little chapel in Apulia is part of an old Masseria. The plum colour is simply amazing and perfect for a typical apulian wedding!
The Vitaleta Chapel – Tuscany
Made famous by the movie “Gladiator” this little church in the middle of the Tuscan coutryside is an authentic jewel!
Church of Saint Barbara – Südtirol
This view is spectacular… I love this little church up in the mountains of Südtirol. It was built in the Gothic style and in the inside is richly decorated with bible scenes.
Church of St George – Tellaro, Liguria
This magnificent little church right in front of the sea is a complete beauty. The interior war preserved with a 16th century bas relief altarpiece.
St Cataldo Church – Palermo, Sicily
A Sicily’s treausure in the city of Palermo. I love the three red bulge domes in the ceiling and the amazing naked walls in the inside.
The Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie – La Morra, Piedmont
A milticoloured chapel on the Langhe hills of Piedmont….wow!
The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi – Umbria
One of the most important church in Italy, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The interior is just amazing with coloured frescos.
Church of Santa Maria Assunta – Positano, Campania
In the centre of Positano up the cliff side, surrounded by the famous coloured houses…. The colorful majolica tiled dome intricate pattern of yellow, green and blue which creates an unique effect shining against the Mediterranean Sea.
Did you get inspired for your wedding by these stunning churches? If you want to see more Italian wedding venues check out our selection of five unusual places to have a civil ceremony in Italy.
Credits: Church of St. Peter, Porto Venere 1 – 2, Chapel of Masseria Torre Coccaro 1, The Vitaleta Chapel 1 – 2, Church of Saint Barbara 1 – 2, Church of St George 1– 2, St Cataldo Church 1– 2, The Cappella della Madonna delle Grazie 2 – 3– 4, The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, Church of Santa Maria Assunta 1 – 2 – 3.