Visit and get married in Cortona

Destination Elopement? Let Cortona be not only the set of the movie "Under the Tuscan sun". Let it be the background of your elopement in Tuscany!

Cortona is one of the loveliest towns in Tuscany. Surrounded by massive walls, stunningly perched on a verdant hill-top overlooking the Valdichiana (Chiana valley) and lake Trasimeno, the ancient town of Cortona delights the visitor with its unique, evocative atmosphere. Over the years, brides and grooms from all over the world have chosen Cortona to make their dream weddings come true.


Civil marriages take place in the “Sala dei Consiglieri” in the town Hall dating back to the seventh century. And of course the giant staircase outside the hall, is the dream of many couples after their “I do’s”. For Catholic weddings there are numerous churches. The Basilica of Santa Margherita is simply beautiful and big! Another lovely romantic church is the San Niccolò church in the oldest part of the town. It’s really perfect for an intimate wedding!


Today Cortona maintains its untouched antique charm. It’s the town we always recommend to those who envision a beautiful small medieval setting in an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It can be easily reached by train and in the surrounding area there are a number of Tuscan Borgos and small farmhouses with accommodation on spot and banquet facilities.  All of them are ideal for a symbolic ceremony given the boundless countryside all around. 

Spots for beautiful pics during your destination elopement in Cortona

“I Do” amidst history and with a stunning view of a beautiful natural environment full of silvery green olive groves and yellow sunflower fields. Cortona has been the set of a famous movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Vincent Riotta, Mario Monicelli, Raul Bova.

Must do on your destination elopement in Cortona:

  • Walk in the parterre gardens under the tree alley

  • take a picture on Cortona panoramic terrace: countryside and lake mix for a perfect pic

  • walk up to Santa Margherita Basil. And don’t forget to visit the Girifalco fortress, right above the basil

  • Take the aperitif at the Theatre bar, like the nobles in the past

  • See the Etruscan museum in the centre and the famous tombs at the bottom of the hill at “il Sodo”
  • Visit the old part of the town where the San Niccoló church is
  • Take the car and visit the monastery Le Celle to find inner peace again
  • Sit on the stairs of the town hall in the main square. And remember that you could be the one to walk down here while getting married with a civil wedding in Cortona!