Is there a better feeling to celebrate your most important day? Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Capri are all perfect places to plan a wedding or an elopement, thanks to its relaxing atmosphere but also to venues serving excellent food, great traditional musicians, open air ceremony settings, warm hospitality by locals and, of course, one of the best scenario in the world.
Campania region is the region where the south of Italy really begins. Campania, famed for its beautiful coastline, is a wonderful place to celebrate an Italian wedding.
The sparkling Bay of Naples has been a destination of choice for centuries, from the Italian nobility many years ago, to modern day celebrities. Its gorgeous scenery and mild climate attract visitors from all over the world. The Bay features diverse attractions, from the wonderfully preserved Roman remains at Pompeii and Herculaneum to the beguiling islands of Capri, Ischia and Prócida and lively towns Sorrento and Pozzuoli.
The regional capital, Naples, is unmissable in Campania. Its atmospheric center is packed with historic palaces, museums and churches. Naples is also home to the biggest and arguably most prestigious opera house in Italy, has countless piazzas, pavement cafés, shops and restaurants to discover, and is overlooked by the imposing Mount Vesuvius. Head to this peak for an awe-inspiring view of Naples and its bay.
The Amalfi Coast is another part of the region renowned for its overwhelming natural beauty. The chic seaside towns strung out along the coastline are a delight to explore, with stylish boutiques and charming cafés and restaurants to visit. The views along the Amalfi Coast are some of the best in Italy. Its sparkling beaches give way to gentle hills and valleys that are marked by historic villas and tiny villages, seemingly unchanged for centuries.
Capri Island has dramatic beauty and blazing color of its flower-filled gardens, not to mention the awe-inspiring views on offer from vantage points all over the island make Capri an ideal wedding location. The most famous path is the cliffside Via Krupp, on the north of the island, known as ‘the world’s most beautiful road’. Another unmissable natural feature is “the faraglioni”, where now civil weddings can be celebrated, twin rocks which jut up out of the water off the east end of Capri. Capri has two harbors, the Marina Piccola and the larger Marina Grande. It is possible to get another perspective on the isle by taking a boat tour, and submarine trips are also on offer, to discover Capri’s underwater beauty. One of the most famous watery sights is the Blue Grotto, illuminated with a magical blue glow by sunlight that passes through water into the cave.The island has two towns, Capri and Anacapri. The former is orientated around its pretty main square, the Piazzetta. Anacapri is quieter, but both offer world-class restaurants, lively cafés and excellent shopping opportunities.
Less developed is the inland of the Campania region, and the Cilento Coast. Some rewarding sights are hidden away here, including a royal palace at Caserta and a Roman amphitheater at Cápua.