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Wedding in Perugia


Perugia dominates the Tiber Valley from a high, irregular and rough hill: the particular feature of the land has generated a wide variety of urbanity situations, giving the town a very special aspect. The rich artistic and cultural patrimony and the natural environment make Perugia an unique city of major importance, and this from the beginning of its history. Perugia lies on a hill inhabited ever since the prehistoric times; it was first a settlement of the Umbrians, then it passed under the rule of the Etruscans, becoming one of the most important cities in the High Tiber Valley.


Conquered by the Romans, Perugia was deeply involved in the civil war between Antonio and Ottaviano; this latter took possession of the town in 40 B.C. and this, after being heavily destroyed, was given the name of “Augusta”. After the fall of the Roman Empire Perugia was destroyed again by Totila in 547; then it belonged to the Byzantine dominions, and finally it became a powerful independent city-state allied to the Papal State.

In 1540 Perugia was placed under the direct control of the Papal State and pope Paolo III ordered to Antonio da Sangallo the erection of the Rocca Paolina, symbol of the papal power over the city. The papal rule continued – brief breaks excepted during the French occupation and the Roman Republic – until the formation of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Perugia today is a modern and cosmopolitan city known all over the world because of its cultural events and the University for Foreigners. Proud of its historical traditions and the beautiful buildings of the past, Perugia let itself be admired in its thousand picturesque corners where present and past integrate one another and create an unforgettable atmosphere.

Civil weddings are now held in a superb palazzo right on the piazza IV Novembre, the palazzo has frescoed walls and is one of the finest wedding halls in Umbria.

If you decide to have a catholic wedding, there are a lot of options, the Temple of Sant’Angelo is a very suggestive one, being one of the oldests churches in Italy, but you need to book well in advance.

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Wedding in Perugia!

From our Testimonial…

Michelle & Peter
Civil Wedding in Perugia 
June.23, 2012

Dear Laura,

Firstly we would like to say a huge thank you to you and Sabrina for all of your hard work in helping us to create our perfect day in ITALY. There is nothing we could have faulted and your expertise made sure that everything went smoothly. We enjoyed our day so much and really cannot thank you enough for the past 18 months of planning!

I will be sad to not have to email you anymore :) The medieval buildings and the tiny streets are the perfect setting for a wedding. We were impressed with the town hall, from the pictures of the room we chose it looked quite basic but the pictures did it no JUSTICE. Although probably not as impressive as the other rooms it was ideal for us and had a lovely feel to it.

The people that conducted our ceremony (including yourself) made us feel at ease and helped with our nerves, I PERSONALLYfelt quite relaxed during the whole ceremony. Everything we had lived up to our expectations, the flowers were gorgeous – exactly what I wanted. I was sad to leave my bouquet there!

Giuseppe was fantastic, he gave good direction at what he thought would look good in the pictures and at times it felt like he wasn’t even there but you knew he was watching and taking good pictures – we cannot wait to see what they look like! The cake was beautiful – again I’m sad I didn’t get to bring any HOME with me! Some guests said it was the best cake they have tasted! The guitarist was great during the afternoon and the harpist during the ceremony was fantastic.

Pete spoke to the DJ towards the end of the evening and he was very accommodating with guests song requests. The DRIVER of our car was also very friendly, all of the services that you arranged for us were great, words cannot express with how happy we were with the whole day.

FINALLY the castle – WOW! The staff are all amazing, in particular Andrea! Nothing is too much trouble for them and they are so incredibly helpful. Their service is impeccable. We cannot wait to return! It is truly one of our most favourite places in the world! The setting is incredible, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and we are so grateful to you for arranging all of this for us.

I would be more than happy for you to list my email address as a reference and to PASS it to couples who are looking to use ChocoWeddings – without you our dream wedding would not have happened, you really did help to make it magical for us.

Finally, we will probably visit Italy a couple of times a year and we wondered if we would be able to CONTACT you when we do so you can arrange our accommodation as we saw on your website that you are also a TOUR operator. We are so happy with the service you gave us we would love to keep in contact with you in some way. If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes,
Michelle x 



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