Elope to Italy : How, Where and Costs

If you're planning to elope in Italy, there are a few things you'll need to consider. First, you'll need to decide on a location. Italy, as I mentioned earlier, is home to many beautiful cities and towns, each with its own unique charm and atmosphere. Some popular choices for elopements include Dolomites, Rome, the Amalfi Coast or Tuscan Countryside.

Once you've chosen a location, you'll need to decide on a date and time for your elopement. It's important to consider factors like the weather and the availability of any venues or vendors you may need, such as a wedding officiant or photographer.

Next, you'll need to obtain a marriage license. In Italy, couples are required to apply for a marriage license at least two months before the wedding date. This can be done at the city hall of the town where the marriage will take place. You'll need to provide proof of your identity and citizenship, as well as any required documents, such as a divorce decree if one of you has been married before.

After obtaining your marriage license, you'll need to arrange for a wedding officiant to perform the ceremony. In Italy, this can be a civil or religious officiant. You'll also need to decide on the details of the ceremony, such as the location, the format, and any readings or music you'd like to include.

However, you could still have a symbolic ceremony or vows exchange without an officiant. This type of ceremony would not be legally recognized, but could still be a special and meaningful way to celebrate your love and commitment to each other.

Finally, you'll need to arrange for any additional vendors or services you may need, such as a photographer or florist. You may also want to consider arranging for a small reception or dinner to celebrate your elopement with your closest friends and family.

Overall, planning an elopement in Italy can be a romantic and exciting experience. Just be sure to carefully consider all the details and take care of any necessary legal requirements to ensure that your elopement goes smoothly.


Italy is a beautiful country with many stunning locations that would be perfect for eloping. Some popular places to consider for eloping in Italy include the romantic and historic city of Rome, the stunning Amalfi Coast, the picturesque Tuscan countryside, the scenic Dolomites, or the beautiful Braies Lake ( you can find our last Dolomites elopement here ). There are many other picturesque locations to consider as well, so you'll want to do some research and choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

It is also possible (and indeed, it is something we like) to find suggestive and little-known locations for your elopement. One of these, and also one of our absolute favorites, is Campo Imperatore, a large, high-altitude plateau located in the Gran Sasso massif of the Apennine Mountains in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. It is known for its beautiful scenery and is a popular destination for hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities. We recently made a beautiful Elopement in this place, you can find it here.

The cost of planning an elopement in Italy will vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific location you choose, the time of year you plan to elope, the type of ceremony and reception you want, and the number of guests you plan to invite. In general, however, you can expect to pay several thousand dollars for a simple elopement in Italy, with costs increasing for more elaborate ceremonies and receptions. It's a good idea to start by setting a budget and then working with a local wedding planner to create a package that fits your needs and budget. You may also need to factor in the cost of travel and accommodations for you and any guests you plan to invite.

We are perfectly capable of planning and helping you organize your elopement in Italy! If you are at the beginning and, as well as photographers, you also want our help with all the other details; we will be happy to accompany you on this journey. All you have to do is fill out our form and tell us what you have in mind. We will get back to you within 24 hours.


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