Whether you are in full quarantine mode or practising social distancing, chances are you are spending a whole lot of time at home binge-watching to your hearts content.
With all that’s going on in the outside world, we’ve got to keep our spirits high and continue dreaming. For those who plan to get married in Italy in the nearby future, we understand that this is a time filled with uncertainty, which is why we all need to seek joy, comfort and distraction.
As you navigate your new daily routine indoors, we thought we’d bring you a selection of our favourite romantic films that feature the beautiful landscapes, cities and even stunning wedding venues in Italy. Get cosy, grab a glass of Prosecco and make your way through our list of films that will inspire you and keep your spirits high until your wedding in Italy.
If you haven’t watched this film yet, now is the perfect time. The lead actor Julia Roberts embarks on a journey of self-discovery to Italy, India, and Indonesia in search of life, good food and love. It will make you either giggle, shed a tear or two, or pop open a bottle of wine and eat a copious amount of pasta!
Based off the Frances Mayes’ 1996 memoir, the film tells the story of a San Francisco based writer, who heads to the Tuscan Countryside to get away from all the drama in her life, after finding out her husband has been cheating on her. While in Tuscany, she purchases a gorgeous villa in Cortona called Villa Laura (known as ‘Villa Bramasole‘ in the film) and rebuilds it into her new home.
The story of her life takes a major turn towards a very happy ending, so if you’re also keen to live out your own ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ experience for your wedding in Italy, Villa Laura is available to rent with its beautiful views and luxurious accommodation.
Letters to Juliet, an all time favourite heart-warming film which follows the journey of Amanda Seyfried who travels to Verona and visits the site of Juliet’s balcony from the Shakespeare love story. Fascinated by the letters left on the wall asking Juliet for her help, the young American woman embarks on a journey to help an elderly woman named Sophie find her lost love.
Nowadays, the house of Juliet and its famous balcony featured in this film are the destination for tourists and lovers coming to Verona. If you’re planning on getting married in Italy and are swept away by the romantic location in this film, you can choose the famous balcony as a dreamy setting for your civil or symbolic wedding in Verona.
Written by the flamboyant Italian master, Fellini, this classic has stood the test of time and is one of the most famous Italian films today. Set in Rome, the masterpiece follows the life of a journalist in search of love and trying to discover the true meaning of ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life).
After getting left behind and missing the bus back home from a family holiday, unhappy Italian housewife, Rosalba decides to follow her heart by going to Venice. Bread and Tulips explores loves in all its forms and will make you believe in love even more.
This is definitely one not to miss! The 1953 film is a top romantic comedy that follows Audrey Hepburn as a princess who falls in love with a journalist and journeys on a whirlwind adventure through the enchanted streets of Rome. If your dream is to get married in Rome and side-saddle through the eternal city on an iconic 50s Vespa, then this film is definitely for you!
We hope that these films put a smile on your face whilst transporting you across the green hills of Tuscany, around the cobbled streets of Rome and gliding through the water-city of Venice. Fall in love with all the beauty Italy has to offer all over again, and when the time is right, you will be back to experience it all in real life, whether you will be getting married in Italy, eloping in Italy or just travelling around the bel paese. Italy awaits you to say I do!