Rome, in addition to being one of the symbolic cities of love, is the cradle of spirituality, home to the Vatican City State, and featuring a unique artistic and religious heritage.The thousand churches, spread all over the Capital, preserve, like treasure chests, masterpieces of art that with their history and enviable position represent the dream place where to swear a love oath.
From the small jewel churches of the historic center to the great basilicas, rich in paintings, statues and mosaics, valuable testimonies of the work of the greatest and most celebrated artists, we highlight some of the future spouses favorite ones:
- Inside St. Peter’s Basilica, heart of Christianity, is the solemn Cappella del Coro. Enclosed by an iron gate in corresponding symmetry with its opposite Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento, in addition to the celebration of marriages, it is also dedicated to the choral liturgy since the 5th Century.
- Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, the Basilica close to the Aurelian Walls, preserves the relics of the Passion of Jesus. Its current appearance dates back to the 18th Century and presents a spectacular Baroque effect.
- Basilica of S. Nicola in Carcere, a splendid medieval church a few steps from the banks of the Tiber, is divided into three harmonious naves and richly decorated with wonderful works by Guercino, Antonio Romano and Lorenzo Costa.
- Erected in 336, the Basilica di San Marco Evangelista al Campidoglio is located in Piazza Venezia. Despite the sumptuous Baroque style restoration, inside it maintains some original elements such as the wooden ceiling and the stucco reliefs.
- The Basilica dei SS. Nereo e Achilleo, is a large church near the imposing Baths of Caracalla, built in the 4th Century and surrounded by greenery. Almost completely rebuilt in the 15th Century, it is exquisitely decorated with splendid frescoes by Pomarancio.
- San Giorgio in Velabro, an old church dedicated to San Giorgio, whose remains lie beneath the altar. It is located near the Arch of Janus and the Mouth of Truth, in the area where, according to legend, the she-wolf found Romulus and Remus.
- San Giovanni a Porta Latina is one of the oldest and most refined churches in Rome, less central and certainly quieter than those in the historic center. Dating back to the end of the 4th Century, it has three naves and is embellished with columns made of different marbles.
- Next to Piazza del Campidoglio, Santa Maria in Ara Coeli represents one of the most prestigious churches in the city. It has a majestic beauty and an incomparable panoramic view, which can be enjoyed after climbing 124 steps. Inside, 25 chapels that open onto a single central nave.
- San Pietro in Montorio, at the foot of the Janiculum Hill, is among the oldest churches in Rome. It is an exceptionally romantic place for your wedding day, thanks to the breathtaking view over the city, to the enchanting Tempietto del Bramante and to the elegance of its structure.
- Sant'Anselmo, located in Piazza Cavalieri di Malta and dating back to the late 1800s, is characterized by a sober neo-Romanesque style. The execution of Gregorian chants, performed by the Benedictine monks, is really touching.
- Basilica dei Santi Bonifacio e Alessio on the Aventine Hill, built between the 3rd and 4th Centuries, is a large and solemn church with three naves.
- Surrounded by greenery, Santa Sabina is an early Christian church with a particular structure, whose main nave is crossed by a colonnade that makes it even more suggestive. Like Sant’Anselmo and Santi Bonifacio and Alessio, it is located near the wonderful Orange Garden, a delightful park where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Rome and take marvellous photos.
- The Basilica of San Sebastiano fuori le Mura is a building of great sobriety on the outside, while the interior is embellished with marbles, paintings and magnificent ornaments.
- Built in the IX century and restored in Baroque style, the Basilica di Santa Francesca Romana rises in the heart of the Roman Forum. Church of exceptional beauty and extreme grace, inside it preserves a stone on which, according to legend, are the footprints of the Saints Peter and Paul.
- Chiesa dell’Immacolata, a jewel inside Villa Borghese. Surrounded by the spectacular Italian gardens, the fountains and the artistic heritage of the park, it is characterized by an external colonnade and valuable interior ornaments.
- Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano (Holy Name of Mary at the Trajan Forum), next to the Trajan’s Markets, is a large and extremely elegant church.
- Santa Maria in Montesanto, also known as the Church of the Artists, is in Piazza del Popolo. The location, the baroque style and the circular altar, where the weddings are celebrated, make it a remarkably characteristic church.
- Basilica di Santa Cecilia is an imposing 5th century church located in the historic Rione Trastevere. Ideal place for those who want to exchange promises in the heart of Rome but in an intimate atmosphere.
- The Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, also known as "the church of the chandeliers", has Baroque style interiors and romantic lights that make it one of the most fascinating sites in the city center.
- The Mausoleo di Santa Costanza, in via Nomentana, has very ancient origins dating back to the beginning of the 4th Century. Its circular structure is lit from above and, thanks to the central dome supported by radially arranged columns, it gives the couple an atmosphere out of time.
Rome is synonymous with hospitality and a melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions. Everyone can realize the dream of getting married in the Capital, according to their religious beliefs.
Along the Tiber, in the heart of the City is the Great Temple, historic building and one of the largest Synagogue in Europe, built between 1901 and 1904. Masterpiece of Eclectic style, the Synagogue has a façade with Jewish symbols, such as the seven branched Menorah, the Tablets of the Law, the Star of David and the palm branch. On the official website of the Jewish Community of Rome, it is possible to find all the information about the synagogues of Rome and the various rites.
The marriage with Islamic rite consists in a simple procedure in which the two spouses recite the formulas of mutual acceptance. The celebrations conform to the traditions of the respective communities and take place in the intimacy of the family, with relatives and friends.
The marriage or the blessing according to the Anglican rite can be celebrated in the enchanting church of St. Paul within the Walls, the first non-Catholic temple in the city and an extraordinary realization of sacred art of the late 19th Century Rome; or at the All Saint's Anglican Church, a delightful neo-Gothic style English church, decorated with Italian polychrome marbles and pink stones from Arles.
In the churches of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and St. Catherine Martyr, a delightful building in traditional Russian style inside Villa Abamelek, residence of the Russian Ambassador, it is possible to seal your commitment according to the Russian Orthodox tradition.
For a ceremony according to the Waldensian evangelical rite, the Valdese Evangelical Church, located in Piazza Cavour (Rione Prati), is a charming neo-Romanesque building, with Liberty style decorative elements. The Waldensian Evangelical Church of Via IV Novembre, also of neo-Romanesque architecture with neoclassical interiors, is a stone's throw from the magnificent Trevi Fountain.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Via Sicilia, in the Ludovisi district, is the ideal place for the Lutheran evangelical wedding. A little curiosity: during the excavations for its construction, begun in 1910, an obelisk belonging to the Villa of Sallustio (the so-called Horti Sallustiani) was found. Today, that same obelisk is located in front of the Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti that surmounts Piazza di Spagna.
In a huge square made of marble and travertine, conceived as a Roman Forum, and embellished with fountains and water features, green areas, flower beds and ancient olive trees, is the spectacular Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the sumptuous and brand new temple dedicated to the members of Joseph Smith’s Church. On the day of their "Sealing”, the young couples are welcomed in this richly decorated complex among precious polychrome marbles, suggestive decorative windows, hand-carved carpets that recall the architectural design of Piazza del Campidoglio, 200 chandeliers made with Murano glass, for a total of over 30 thousand pieces.
Rome is the perfect choice for a romantic and refined wedding, enriched by a millenary history