Wedding in Tivoli – Rome off the beaten track!

Tivoli is one of the few little villages in Italy famous all over the world. It might sound strange that a tiny city 30 minutes from Rome, on top of a hill is so popular and is quickly becoming a great wedding destination in Italy.

The reason why is because it’s a little jewel not spoiled by mass tourism.

Its origins date from 1215 B.C and correspond to the founding of the latin village Tibur; it is situated near the great falls of the Aniene river on the slopes of the Monti Tiburtini (quite high hills to the east of Rome). Since ancient times the town has taken advantage both of its climate and of its position as it controlled the whole traffic from and to the Abruzzi.

The richness of the waters favored, over the centuries, the constructions of large architectural complexes.

The most remarkable examples are constituted by Villa Adriana, dating from the Roman times, Villa Gregoriana built in the XIX century in the chasm of the Aniene valley just underneath the Roman acropolis and the XVI century Villa d’Este, that due to its beauty it has been included into the UNESCO world heritage list.

As mentioned, apart from being a wonderful place to visit, Tivoli is also a wonderful place to get married as it may satisfy all tastes and wishes.

Very close to the eternal city, it can be reached in 25 minutes by car; it means that you can enjoy a holiday in Rome, a city that will surely entertain everybody with its culture and fun and then organize your wedding in Tivoli.

It will be a way of giving the chance to your family and friends to share with you both your special day and also visit this gem.

If you are planning a civil wedding, the town hall is absolutely gorgeous.

Located at the first floor of a former monastery of the 15th century ( Palazzo San Bernardino). The “red hall” is fully decorated with frescoes, furnitures and paintings.

A nice ceremony, followed by a toast and then a short walk to Villa d’Este for your wedding pictures; the splendid villa designed by Pirro Ligorio which was built when Cardinal Hippolyte d’Este was appointed Life Governor, in 1550.

The terraced gardens contain over 500 fountains of every size, many dramatically spouting jets of water along avenues.  The most famous fountain is the Fontana dell’Organo or Organ Fountain, named such because it used to be a hydraulic organ.

The main terrace of the villa can also be a perfect place for a symbolic blessing, as from there you may admire the landscape of Rome, from a high position… simply stunning!

On the other hand, if you wish to have a catholic ceremony, the beautiful  church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a jewel of gothic style and it is located right beside the entrance of villa d’Este.

Least but not last, how about a romantic wedding dinner open air on a terrace, under the Vesta temple?

From here you will dominate the narrow guly in which cascade the waters of the falls of the Aniene river.

Getting married in this nice spot of our beautiful country, will really make you experience a jump into the past, a souvenir you will never forget.

One comment

  • Cheila Rodrigues


    My name is Cheila, I’m from Portugal and I got engaged last March in Rome.

    My and my fiancee would love to get married in Italy, specially in Rome/Tivoli, but I really want a outdoor wedding. I’ve found an article about civil weddings now legal at the villa gregoriana, I’m so excited to know more! That would be my dream location! Is it possible to contact you, know more about your services, costs and about that possibility?

    Thank you very very much, I hope to hear from you soon!

    Kind regards


    July 24, 2017

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