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5 Reasons why to get married on the Amalfi coast

1) Breathtaking scenery

The scenery on the Amalfi coast is simply magnificent, absolutely unique, the views are like nothing you have ever seen before.

If you want dramatic wedding pictures this is the perfect place that will leave you speechless. 50 kms of pure coastline beauty. The scenery isn’t just limited to the seaside but also to the countryside, you will find cliffside towns and world famous sites, lemon groves and open vineyards, picturesque pastel coloured fishing villages and luxury historical roman villas such as Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, secluded beaches and the unique Fjord (Furore Fjord) in Italy, a dramatic coast line and a heavenly mix of luxury and natural beauty

2) Amazing Wedding venues

On the Amalfi coast there are so many amazing and breathaking villas, luxury hotels, wineries, castles, beach clubs, and other authentic Italian venues that could be the perfect choice for a very special Italian wedding. The choice is huge

It is tricky to get to the Amalfi coast, but once you arrive, you can swoon over the jaw-dropping panoramas and the incredible breathtaking wedding venues that may satisfy all tastes and budgets.

Each venue has its own unique charm and architecture. Some venues are more historical with lush gardens, others are iconic ultramodern buildings and some others have a typical Italian ancient flavor.

 3) Delicious food and incredible local wines and liquors

Italian wedding food is simply the best! The Amalfi coast in particular is a food Lover’s paradise where you can taste authentic Italian delicacies.

Guests attending a wedding reception in Italy will have the chance to eat many delicious and authentic Italian food.

The menu can be totally customized according to the bridal couple preferences and it will be possible to create custom tailored menus for vegetarians, vegans, or for any guests who have allergies or intollerances to lactose or gluten.

Amalfi coast wedding menu example:

Starter:

Monkfish Morsel in Zucchini Leaves with Potatoes Cream Whipped with Olive Oil and Potato Chips

First pasta course:

Cavatello Pasta with Swordfish Ragout, Tomatoes and Pistachios

Second pasta course:

Shellfish Ravioli with Cuttlefish, Squids and Diced Tomato

Main course:

Sea Bass with Shrimps in Parmesan Crust Chef’s Seasonal Vegetables

Dessert:

Crumbled Ricotta Cheese and Pear Cake

Wedding Cake

The Amalfi Coast has also an excellent local wine, with limited production but expansive flavor: the Costa d’Amalfi DOC, which produces just 250 thousand bottles annually in the three dedicated wine-producing areas: Furore, Ravello, and Tramonti. All the vineyards in this picturesque wine country are on steep hillsides, planted in narrow terraces dug from the limestone cliffs that tower above the sea.

The most important wine producer of the Amalfi coast is “Marisa Cuomo”,the winery is located in the town of Furore, a tiny group of colored houses that are perched on the cliffside above the famous fjord. The most important wine they produce is called “Fior d’Uva”

There are also several wineries in Tramonti and one in Raito called “Le vigne di Raito”

Liquors: Limoncello is not the only famous liquor of the Amalfi coast you have to taste once in the area, there are many others less famous but with their own personality liquors such as the limoncello cream or  the “Concerto” from Tramonti. It is a dense distillate of aromatic herbs and spices such as liquorice, fennel, cloves, nutmeg and mint

4) A romantic local legend about Amalfi and the tightly love between Hercules and the nymph Amalfi 

Countless legends describe the area of the Amalfi Coast, old stories swinging between history and myth, which remain unknown to most of the visitors of this coast line area.

These legends make this place even more fascinating, interesting and one of the most spectacular areas in Italy.

Some of the legends:

  • The two brothers’ legend;
  • The Janare’ legend
  • The Milk Miracle’ legend
  • and the romantic ‘Myth of the Nymph’ of Amalfi.

Myth of the Nymph of Amalfi: it talks about the passionate mythological love between Hercules, son of Zeus, and a lovely nymph called “Amalfi” whose eyes were as blue as the sea. According to the myth, once she prematurely died, hercules decided to bury his beloved in a stunning perfect place: a tiny corner of the Amalfi Coast. Then, on her grave was built a town named Amalfi as his beloved’s name.

5) The climate

The climate on the Amalfi coast is very pleasant, that it is why it could be the perfect choice for your wedding in Italy and in particular for an open air wedding reception. The best months to get married in the area are May, June, September and October because during these months you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures compared to the warmest months July August