If you are planning to come to Italy to get married you should consider a Florence Wedding.
Florence marriage ceremonies are performed in a spectacularly dramatic civil wedding hall known as la Sala Rossa. Many Italians as well as foreign couples have had a Sala Rossa wedding and it may be the busiest place where to marry in Italy. That is why it is best to make reservations for the wedding hall of Florence as far ahead of time as possible. The Florentines have rightly called this magnificent room in the Palazzo Vecchio, the Red Hall. The Red Hall of Florence or Florence wedding hall is adorned in magnificent red carpets, drapes and the original wall coverings from its renovation in the 1860s. The red color is also a reminder of the past glory of Florence and the color by which this ancient Italian city represented itself and was known by while it dominated Europe from the 1300’s to the 1500s.
Furthermore, unlike the legal requirements in other cities of Europe, Florence weddings allow foreigners to have a religious wedding ceremony in both Catholic as well as Protestant Churches. This means that a civil and a religious ceremony are more easily combined together than in many of the other countries of Europe.
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany famous for its history. Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was also the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy.
In a recent CNN graded list has been named as the third best city in the world.
Florence is also an important city in Italian fashion, being ranked within the top fifty fashion capitals of the world; furthermore, it is also a major national economic centre, being a tourist and industrial hub. In 2008, the city had the 17th highest average income in Italy.
Florence is known as the "cradle of the Renaissance" (la culla del Rinascimento) for its monuments, churches and buildings. The best-known site of Florence is the domed cathedral of the city, Santa Maria del Fiore, known as The Duomo, whose dome was built by Filippo Brunelleschi. The nearby Campanile (partly designed by Giotto) and the Baptistery buildings are also highlights.
The Palazzo Vecchio as well as the Duomo, or the city's Cathedral, are the two buildings which dominate Florence's skyline.
The River Arno, which cuts through the old part of the city, is as much a character in Florentine history as many of the people who lived there. Historically, the locals have had a love-hate relationship with the Arno – which alternated between nourishing the city with commerce, and destroying it by flood.
One of the bridges in particular stands out – the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), whose most striking feature is the multitude of shops built upon its edges, held up by stilts. The bridge also carries Vasari's elevated corridor linking the Uffizi to the Medici residence (Palazzo Pitti).
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