Two other romantic Italian regions are Umbria and Romagna. Their rolling hills provide a wonderful backdrop for your wedding and honeymoon in Italy! Your legal, Protestant or non-denominational wedding can take place in an historic palace or in a garden, with spectacular views of the countryside. Umbria is one of the few landlocked regions in Italy, and is known as "Italy's green heart". The landscapes of Umbria exude the most lasting charm; it may not have a coastline or spectacular mountains, but the gently rolling hills, valley and lakes make it serene and inviting. Assisi, Narni, Spoleto, Spello, Marmore, Trevi: the names of the towns in Umbria call to mind Etruscans and saints, fountains and forests, palaces and farms. Set in the Umbrian countryside, lies beautiful, medieval Assisi, heir to the legacy of St. Francis, who is buried there. All of these locations are perfect places for you to celebrate your marriage and enjoy a true Italian honeymoon!
The Romagna region has long been a popular area for foreign visitors. The region has many attractions to offer: the Medieval town of Urbino, the many beaches of the Adriatic, etc. Dotted with splendid medieval hill towns, Umbria presents a fine choice if you are looking for a special little piece of Italy, in the central regions. Umbria is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful. Umbria is also full of ancient historic treasures, many of which can be found in its churches and palaces. Over half of the municipalities in Umbria have at least one museum. There are large collections of art and other antiquities to be discovered. Travellers who want the best of central Italy are now heading for Romagna, the third region, alongside Tuscany and Umbria that makes up the area. The region lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the high Apennine mountains. Much of it remains unspoilt by the ravages of mass tourism. True, the Adriatic coast has been a Mecca for "sun n' sand" holiday makers for decades, but few venture far from the beaches. Inland, perhaps more so than anywhere else in central Italy, you will find places where time really has stood still. May, June and September are the ideal months to tour Romagna. The landscape is clothed in spring green or the first tints of autumn, any rain tends towards brief showers, rather than endless drizzle. Many visitors who come to Romagna are looking for a taste of the "real" Italy, unsullied by relentless tourism, yet very welcoming to foreigners.