Umbria, birthplace of Saints and Condottieri, has remained true to its name: “land of shadows”. A wedding in Umbria will be a really unique, almost “mystic” experience! The hills, olive groves, and terraced vineyards of this mystic province are often wrapped in a bluish haze that gives its landscape an ethereal painted look – a landscape often recognized in the frescoes of its celebrated artists. Blessed with steep, austere hills, deep valleys, and fast rolling rivers, the region has not yet been swamped by tourism and so it is perfect for a destination wedding in Italy.
This region is also called the “green heart of Italy” thanks to its marvellous green hills and enchanting landscape. But this area is not renowned not just for its natural beauty; it’s a region with incredible culture heritage and ancient traditions that can be seen in its most famous villages such as Todi, Assisi, Gubbio and Spoleto: this is the reason is one of most appreciated wedding locations in Italy.
Umbria's farmhouses are mostly located in the hills surrounding Todi, Assisi and Orvieto. These charming villas are usually restored old country houses, stables and cottages. Umbria is also famous for a couple of very charming castles set near Perugia for a medieval Italian event or for a very special and unique wedding in Umbria. Umbria has all you need either for a simple and countryside wedding or for a charming and exclusive high-end wedding.
Medieval palaces are the most known towns which are usually set on top of a hill with breathtaking views all around. Todi is probably the most beautiful village in Umbria, tough Orvieto and Assisi, Gubbio and Spoleto are really special. Assisi is for sure the most requested destination for Catholic weddings in Umbria and in Italy second only to Rome. This is due being to St. Francis hometown and real heart of the Franciscan order of Monks.
Umbria weddings are suggested from spring to beginning of autumn. While summer is pretty warm, spring and autumn are usually very mild and especially in fall colors are amazing. Catholic weddings are instead always suggested in Assisi even in winter, especially for smaller events or elopements.