The Florentine’s guide to getting married in Florence and Tuscany
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The Florentine’s guide to getting married in Florence and Tuscany

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Thu 16 Jul 2015 12:00 AM

There’s nothing more romantic than marrying your loved one in the Sala Rossa (Red Room) in Florence’s centuries-old Palazzo Vecchio, in the medieval setting of Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia or in one of the multitude of sublimely beautiful picture-postcard villages in Tuscany.

 

Don’t let your romance get bogged down in all the red tape. Be organised. Allow at least three months to organize your wedding.

 

Legal requirements apply in order to get married in Italy, although the process is straightforward. For full details, contact an Italian Consular Officer in your country of nationality or the registrar (Ufficiale di Stato Civile) in the city where you wish to marry. U.S. citizens can find a detailed list of the documents needed here.

 

The City of Florence provides clear instructions. What the city’s marriages office does not organize is the legal requirement of the presence of an interpreter at the declaration (of the non-existence of any impediment to the marriage) and at the wedding ceremony itself if one or both of the spouses doesn’t speak or understand Italian.

 

The Florentine organizes translation and interpreting services for your wedding needs—please note that we do not provide wedding planning services, although we are happy to point you in the direction of English-speaking wedding planners in Florence and Tuscany. TF’s interpreters are skilled at personalizing the legal nature of an Italian registry office wedding, adding a reading or a poem as well as welcome linguistic and cultural touches to the “foreignness” of the proceedings.

 

For more information, email redazione@theflorentine.net.

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