Charming Cinque Terre
In a protected corner of Liguria, between secluded beaches and silent bays set in the coast like jewels, the Grand Hotel Portovenere stands, an exclusive location in the heart of the Cinque Terre. A delightful marina framed by colorful houses will be the setting for your wedding in Italy. From the Castle suite you can fully enjoy the spectacle of the surrounding nature, and let yourself be kissed by the sun on the panoramic terrace. All the rooms are decorated in the most relaxing colors: sand and blue prevail, to recall the tones of the natural environment reflecting the light. You only need a few moments to understand you are living an unforgettable experience.
On the big day eve you can experience the local attractions discovering ancient alleys, colorful boutiques and the charming cafeterias of the place. During good weather you can explore the coast going for a picturesque ride by boat. It is the perfect way to get ready for the Great Day.
Destination wedding in Liguria
The attention to the smallest details and the creativity of expert hands will be able to meet any kind of demand. The Catholic rite can be celebrated in the Doria Castle, a fortress located on a rocky hill overlooking the Gulf of the Poets; the civil ceremony, alternatively, can be hosted in the Mantero Hall of the Portovenere town hall. After the ceremony, guests will be surrounded by the refined atmosphere of the Palmaria restaurant, directly overlooking the port and the village of Portovenere. Here nothing is left to chance: elegant furnishings and cleverly designed dishes satisfy even the most demanding palates. For the cake cutting the extraordinary sea overlooking veranda awaits you. The first toast together, lit by the moonlight reflected on the sea, will undoubtedly be an indelible memory to keep in your hearts.
The day after, when you wake up, you can pamper yourself with a day on the beach, immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Gulf of Poets, characterized by the typical Mediterranean temperate weather. The appeal of this uncontaminated land amazes and enchants with its colors and scents, joined to the traces of a very ancient history. Relax in the sun on one of the small beaches and at the end of the day walk to discover impressive castles, churches and museums (San Giorgio Castle, Santa Maria Assunta Church and the Lia Museum, the Naval Museum) and let you be delighted by the Ligurian dishes of excellence as the famous trenette with pesto, the farinata, the panissa and finally the lagaccio.