From October 2nd to 5th 2017 Liguria is the romantic destination for wedding planners, to be discovered with the help of our ambassadors
The new LOVE ME IN LIGURIA guidebook
Ten wedding planners from all over Europe will be selected by us for this new Educational Tour dedicated to romantic Liguria, organised to take place at the same time as the launch of the new LOVE ME IN LIGURIA guidebook.
The project was strongly requested by the Liguria Region, together with the InLiguria Agency. The objective of the tour is the discovery of the top locations for weddings, culinary products and romantic itineraries.
An exclusive guidebook to explain Liguria as a land of weddings and romance, a story told in four chapters that recount the experiences of a couple during a romantic holiday in SMALL ANCIENT TOWNS. Starting with Apricale, “the village of artists”, on to medieval Dolceacqua, suspended between the sea and the mountains, Bussana Vecchia, a workshop of open air art, where time seems to stand still, the charming Borgo Verezzi, the most beautiful balcony facing the Ligurian Riviera; from Camogli, “The gemstone of the Gulf of Paradise” to Alassio and the romantic Cervo.
The romantic journey continues through PLACES OF ROMANCE such ad the Baia del Silenzio (Bay of silence) at Sestri Levante, the Spianata di Castelletto (The Esplanade of Casteletto) – chosen by D’Annunzio and Duse – to admire the panorama over Genova; the Golfo dei Poeti (Gulf of Poets), made famous by the romanticism of the English poets Byron and Shelley or in the enchanting lands of the singer-songwriters De Andre’, Ivano Fossati and Gino Paoli, and last but not least the very popular Portofino.
LOVERS’ COOKING is the chapter dedicated to the discovery of the local culinary products of Liguria, but appreciated in a romantic sense as dishes for wedding receptions, a candle-lit dinner; a choice of products with an aphrodisiac content or as indispensable in banquets, all movingly told to encourage their discovery.
THE PROFESSIONALS OF LIGURIA: Local handicraft products become original bonbonierres and souvenirs of a romantic journey: Glasswork, ceramics, fabrics, slate…
A special insert is dedicated to TOP LOCATIONS, with a selection of villas and castles that are ideal for wedding receptions and ceremonies.
The stops of the Educational Tour
We’ll visit romantic venues such as Villa della Pergola, facing the Gulf of Alassio and we’ll dine in the Sala dei Delfini (Hall of the Dolphins) in the Aquarium of Genova, watching the dolphins swimming on the other side of the glass. The first of three unforgettable evenings will end staying in the Hotel NH Marina, a romantic atmosphere overlooking the sea, relaxing to the sound of the waves breaking on the shore.
The next morning the trip takes us to the perfect historical location for an exclusive wedding: the first stop is the Benedictine Abbey of La Cervara, with its splendid Italianate Garden, facing the Gulf of Portofino, able to transmit a sense of privilege and exclusivity to the guests. If all of Liguria is a dream amidst the sky and the sea, the second stop interprets this image in the best possible way: we’ll be at Castello Brown, one of the most prestigious villas of the international jetset in the bay of Portofino.
After this follows the true pearl of Liguria, the village of Zoagli, a little town protected by a natural bay of the Gulf of Tigullio, with its wonderful Canevaro Castle. At sunset, Villa Durazzo at Santa Margherita will leave us breathless: to spend that most important day here is to fill the wedding photo album with a unique light.
The third day will offer us a unique natural setting for sophisticated photo shoots. Villa Marigola, one of the most beautiful locations for a wedding in the Gulf of Lerici. At Monterosso al Mare (Monterosso by the Sea), the westernmost town of the Cinque Terre, with its little alleys, dry-stone walks, antique houses and crystal clear sea, we’ll live the magic of a wedding at the Eremo di Santa Maria Maddalena, a historical residence, one of the most exclusive locations of the Cinque Terre.
The journey through romantic Liguria finishes at the secluded Resort La Francesca: A corner of paradise, a unique village of around fifty dwellings to really come into contact with the essence of Liguria, which enters your heart and never leaves it.
The Love me in Liguria WORKSHOP
The adventure of the Educational Tour ends with a B2B workshop dedicated to wedding tourism, during which international wedding planners gathered for Love me in Liguria meet with the highly qualified local operators in the exceptional setting of the splendid Villa Balbi Durazzo Gropallo allo Zerbino, known as Villa Lo Zerbino, a perfectly preserved 17th century historical home situated right in the heart of Genova, surrounded by a large park with a breathtaking view of the surrounding city. A prestigious setting for the ten participating buyers arriving from all over the world: England, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and the Ucraine.
Why an Educational Tour in Liguria
The objective of our Educational Tour is to enhance, in a romantic way, the irresistible appeal of each location, the characteristic hospitality of the area and the offer dedicated to couples in love who choose Liguria for their wedding and romantic experience.
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