When you have your big day, you don’t want any expense spared. Yet luxurious weddings in the UK come with a hefty price tag attached. Could you get more for your money by looking abroad?
One destination that exudes cool and has everything for your perfect wedding is Lake Como. The third largest lake in Italy, it is the most exclusive playground for billionaires and movie stars. Below, we discuss why you should consider it for your marriage ceremony.
Lake Como is in the north of Italy in the Lombardy region. Its luxurious appeal originated in the Roman era when the lake was used as a tourist attraction. Part of this may have been down to the lake’s unique microclimate, vastly different and sunnier than the rest of the country.
The lake itself is shaped like an inverted Y. The town of Como sits at the southwestern end, while the town of Bellagio is at the intersection. The mountains around this form the Bellagio triangle, giving the area its humid, subtropical climate. Thus, a wedding here can almost be guaranteed a pleasant but not overly hot temperature, with the average in July being just over 23 degrees Celsius.
Outside of the hotels, Lake Como has an abundance of amenities to entertain your guests. It is serviced by several casinos, mainly located at its southern tip. However, for any guests who don’t want to travel for their gaming, Italy does allow online gambling. A range of table games and drops and wins slot titles are available to play online. Most hotels should have great Wi-Fi connections and the sites often have excellent welcome bonuses for short-term players.
Other than this, plenty of other experiences are available for your luxe guests. Trips to Bellagio and Varenna are available, and the fashion city of Milan can be visited on a day tour, though the shopping may take longer. A boat tour of Lake Como is essential, allowing your visitors to see the stunning historical villas and hotels along its shores.
Lake Como is flooded with high-end options for both your guests’ stay and your wedding. Bellagio town has the largest number of traditional hotels, along with modern options like the Hilton and other major chains. You can also venture out to a villa and book the whole thing if you wish. Most of these will have a spectacular view of the lake.
All of these are easily accessible from Milan Malpensa airport. It will take you around one hour and twenty minutes to travel to Como town itself from here, where you can then arrange shuttles to other accommodations. There are also plenty of independent bookers who will be willing to take you directly from the airport to the hotel destination.
Plenty of wedding planners and bookers will be able to arrange your Italian wedding. It is also possible to do this yourself if you want more control over the big day. The best thing is that even as a consideration, you still get to do some research and visit for an excellent holiday.