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PRIVATE VILLA IN LIGURIA, ITALY

A TUTTI FRUTTI COLOURED VILLA ON THE FRENCH-ITALIAN RIVIERA

Sleeps 28

Capacity 300

Venue from €5,500

Incl. 0 nights

Ask questions and check availability

ABOUT

The First Glance

This venue is a historic 17th century villa situated on the vast seafront of the French-Italian border of the Riviera. The villa was initially a fort serving to protect the shores of the Genovese Republic from pirates, until it was sold to the De Galleani family, who transformed it into their summer residence in 1671. The venue estate has 14 rooms in total for 28 guests and can host 200 guests for celebrations.

The structure of the villa is adorned with restored original frescos and boasts a monumental staircase entrance, straight from a fairytale. This venue offers several multifunctional areas that are ideal for entertaining. The showstopper is the sea terrace which opens directly onto the Mediterranean, followed by landscaped tropical gardens and a 150 square meter citrus orchard. Imagine the scent of lemons in the air, as you walk down the aisle… a heavenly setting for romance and celebration.

A short walking path steps down to two private beaches. Spend a couple days lounging by the seaside, have an aperitivo on the terrace and explore the wonderful region of Liguria. With on-site accommodation for family and friends, this is a perfect wedding destination to enjoy for a getaway with loved ones. This venue has previously hosted 12 weddings.

PARTY & RELAX

Feature Highlights

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Sleeps up to 28
  • Main Villa: 8 Bedrooms
  • Pino House: 4 Bedrooms
  • Galleana House: 2 Bedrooms
  • Nearby Hotels for Guests

Areas To Enjoy

  • Seafront Terrace
  • Tropical Gardens
  • Citrus Orchard (150 sqm)
  • Private Sea Access

Wedding Related

  • Hosts up to 300
  • Onsite Chapel
  • Local Suppliers
  • 1am Music Curfew

GETTING HERE

Location

This villa is a convenient venue to reach from abroad. The nearest airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which serves 60 international airlines. Once you land, the venue is a 40 minute drive away.

Nearby Airports

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (44km)

approx. 40min drive

GOOD TO KNOW

Venue Pricing

In the off season, this venue is available to hire for the day only and includes the sea terrace and villa gardens. In high season, this venue is available with accommodation only for up to 28 people and prices fluctuate slightly by month.

On selected months

Starting price

October - April

Avg. Temp

8-16 °C

5,500


Day Rental Fee EUR 5,500 (incl. external gardens)


Optional Accommodation:

Main villa is EUR 2,000 per night

Pino Guest House is EUR 750 per night

Galleana Guest House is EUR 300


Stays of 3 days or longer subject to discounted pricing


All prices include tax

May - June, September

Avg. Temp

18-24 °C

15,600


Rental Available With Accommodation Only:

4 night minimum stay

Main villa is EUR 2,500 per night

Pino Guest House is EUR 950 per night

Galleana Guest House is EUR 450

Total price per night is EUR 3,900 (for 4 nights is EUR 15,600)


Stays of 4 days or longer subject to discounted pricing


All prices include tax

July - August

Avg. Temp

21-27 °C

19,200


Rental Available With Accommodation Only:

4 night minimum stay

Main villa is EUR 3,000 per night

Pino Guest House is EUR 1,200 per night

Galleana Guest House is EUR 600

Total price per night is EUR 4,800 (for 4 nights is EUR 19,200)


Stays of 4 days or longer subject to discounted pricing


All prices include tax

GUESTBOOK

Love Stories

The location of the house is amazing, right by the water, it is as iconic as the riviera gets.

Emma & Max

Travelled from UK

"The house has a number of areas that are all world class locations for your events: obviously the back by the house by the water, but also the garden on the front of the house, and the interior, such as the snooker room, are all amazing."

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon before the wedding should I arrive in Italy?

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CEE European countries: At least 3 working days before the wedding

NON-EU countries: Allow for at least 5 working days before the wedding

* This information is indicative only. the arrival time may vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any travel arrangements.

Who can get married in Italy?

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Anyone can get married in Italy! There are no legal residency requirements for a wedding. Couples must be 18 years old to legally marry, and under-18s must have written parental consent. Muslim individuals aged 16 can marry with the permission of sharia authorities.

What documentation is needed to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, each British national resident in the UK requires the following for a civil ceremony.

1. Certificate of Non Impediment: A certificate you receive from your local counsel, stating you are free to marry. This is also known as a CNI, Atto Notorio or a single status certificate. Each person in the couple requires one and typically costs around £35 (valid for six months).

2. Statutory Declaration: A document you receive from your local counsel, stating your will to get married. This is also known as nulla osta, statutory declaration or sworn declaration. Each person in the couple requires one and must be signed in front of a solicitor or public notary.

3. A Valid UK Passport

4. Original Birth Certificate

5. Proof any previous marriages have ended (Divorce Decree or Death Certificate)

Documentation for a religious ceremony coming soon!

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the quickest & easiest way to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations for a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This means that you do not need to worry about sharing, translating or completing additional documents for a civil or religious ceremony as you are already legally married. When you come to Italy, you can celebrate your commitment to one another and personalise the ceremony in a way that reflects your values and beliefs (personal vows, favorite songs, poetry, gift exchanges, religious elements etc).

What kind of wedding can I have in Italy?

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If you would like to have the legal ceremony in Italy, there are typically three types of wedding ceremonies you can have:

1. Civil Ceremony: Performed by the local Italian mayor or town officer in a Town Hall or Villa with an official wedding permit. The ceremony is typically 20 minutes, conducted in Italian and recognised worldwide.

2. Religious Ceremony. Performed by the local priest in a church setting and does not require a civil ceremony beforehand. Either you or your partner (or both) must be a Catholic and neither of you can be divorced.

3. Symbolic Ceremony: A humanist wedding does not require any legal documents and is not legally binding. Instead, you have the freedom to personalise the ceremony to reflect your values and beliefs. Alternatively, you can have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony. This is the quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

What is the process to get married in Italy?

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The quickest and easiest approach for a wedding abroad is to have the legal ceremony in your country of residence and fly to Italy for the celebrations and host a “symbolic-style” ceremony.

However, if you would like to process the legal paperwork in Italy, you will need to be slightly more organised (or get support from a local planner!). For Europeans and UK citizens, it is often recommended to contact the local Italian town hall 6-12 months before your ideal wedding date to find out about local civil partnership laws, including what documents you and your partner will need .

Typically, you must bring the “Certificate of Non Impediment” and “Statutory Declaration” translated in Italian and legalised with a Hague Apostille in the UK. Once you have decided your wedding date and venue, email these documents to the venue owner, wedding planner or go directly to the local town hall in Italy to register your civil partnership. The local town hall with arrange for the local mayor or representative to conduct a 20 minute ceremony for you in Italian. This is often held in the Town Hall or in a villa with a wedding permit.

You are required to have 2 witnesses and 1 interpreter during the ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, you will sign the Ceremony Act which is translated into multiple languages and recognised as a legal wedding certificate all over the world. Once you are back in your country of residence, you may bring this to your local council to have it registered as well.

* This information is indicative only and will vary based on your citizenship and residency status. Please check with your national embassy before making any arrangements.

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