A fusion of art, history and architecture, Emilia Romagna is perched directly above Tuscany and often immerses its visitors in luxury. With its collection of recently renovated venues, exquisite cuisine and diverse location, it’s no wonder that it’s becoming an increasingly popular destination wedding location for couples to tie the knot.

The inland offers an array of beautiful terracotta buildings, as well as vineyards and mountain ranges, with a carefully curated selection of wedding venues to suit every style of celebration. Some venues now have apartments and rooms for your guests to relax and unwind in, so that you can really make the most of your destination wedding in Italy. Here at Paolo Cicognani Weddings & Events, we have a handpicked collection for our couples to choose from, based on service, hospitality and the quality of the venue.

Of course, it goes without saying, Emilia Romagna is graced with sizzling sunshine for a huge part of the year. You can make of the weather and landscape with horseback riding and hiking, or perhaps by paying a visit to one of its many nature reserves. With mountains and sea, the views at Emilia Romagna will certainly stop you in your tracks.

If the views, art and architecture aren’t enough to entice you, rest assured the food and wine will be. Emilia Romagna is renowned for its cuisine and is fondly known as, ‘the food valley of Italy’. You may have heard of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Parma Ham and Grana Padano Cheese – all of which are culinary treasures. So, if you’re self-confessed foodies and wine lovers, and want to spoil your friends and family with a delicious, memorable meal for your wedding reception, this is the place to be!

For those who are a fan of motorsport, listen up! Emilia Romagna is home to some of the biggest names, including Lamborghini, Maserati and Ferrari – to name just a few. You may want to consider extending your destination wedding experience to the honeymoon so you can really soak up the museums, test tracks and hot laps – or perhaps the groom and his groomsmen could enjoy the tours a few days ahead of the big day.

Not only is Emilia Romagna rich with culture, you can travel around the area with ease, thanks to Bologna airport being located in the very middle of the region and connected to all the main cities in Europe. No matter where your guests may be travelling from, you can relax knowing that the mode of transport will be easy and accessible for everyone.

One of the quieter tourist destinations in Italy, Emilia Romagna has the benefit of being one of the most beautiful regions in the country, without the business. It boasts luxury at an affordable price, making it a rather romantic place to say, ‘I Do’. Get in touch via our contact page to find out more.

If you are looking for something a little different for your wedding destination, Emilia Romagna might be the right choice for you.
With its beautiful and relaxing countryside, this region is also home to one of the most important airports in Europe today – the Bologna airport.
Its location is perfect for getting to a wedding in Tuscany as well as in this region. Bologna is approximately 1 hour from Florence and 2 hours from Milan and allows you to reach the main centres and tourist attractions of Northern and part of Central Italy.
In Emilia, the area to the west of Bologna, there are plenty of castles and historic villas. Unfortunately, only some offer accommodation – a basic requirement for most couples who come from abroad.
We have selected the best ones, that can also host larger groups of more than 100 people, for example.
There are some great venues, suitable for more intimate weddings (10-30 people), located in the gorgeous Romagna, to the East of Bologna, which in certain cases turn out to be real gems nested in small villages and fascinating medieval towns.

The local food and wine are in no way inferior to that of the more famous Wedding Destinations From the homemade pasta to the wines, the quality is always very high and certain banqueting companies offer an extremely professional service for your Wedding Reception.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Wedding in Emilia Romagna right now!