That’s Amore! Romantic Proposals and Weddings in Italy

Blame it on the wine, the great food, the gorgeous locals, the fashion, the heat, the cold, what you will, one thing is for sure ? nothing says ‘amore’ like the rolling Tuscan hills, nothing makes you embrace your passions than the monumental monuments of Rome, and nothing sweeps you off your feet more than Venice.


With Spring in the air, the first hints of summer warming things up a bit, there is definitely romance in the air in Italy!

A few weeks ago Artviva organised a romantic proposals in a gondola by night in Venice. As the gondolier steered the gondola down the moonlit channels of Venice, a violinist on board serenading the young lovers, the gentleman asked his lady’s hand in marriage. After the gondola ride, the couple were taken to a restaurant we had booked on their behalf where they dined by candlelight and enjoyed a delicious Venetian meal.


Then just a few weeks ago, on our Perfect Morning walking tour in Tuscany, another woman’s day out in Tuscany became even more unforgettable than most when her boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed at the romantic Tuscan villa where ‘Room With a View’ and ‘Tea With Mussolini’ were filmed.


(Needless to say, on both occasions the answer was a definite ‘yes!’)


Next, we had two extraordinarily lovely people book pre-wedding tours for their wedding guests before their wedding in Tuscany. We were thrilled to be involved in making the arrangements for not only a range of tours for the wedding party and their guest, but also help with restaurant bookings, wedding car hire and many other finer details to make their special day as special as they are.


Here are some photos from the wedding and the gondola proposal…


If you would like to explore Venice with us, we have small-group Venice tours and discount packages available.

If you’d like to take a stroll through the Tuscan countryside, join us for a Perfect Morning in Tuscany small-group walking tour. Leaving from Florence’s city centre and heading to the surrounding countryside, this small-group walking tour includes, well, walking in Tuscany, as well as lunch with wine at a stunning Renaissance Villa Estate, accompanied by an expert tour guide.

To visit Tuscany in a one day tour, we have the Best of Tuscany small-group tour, visiting three Tuscan hilltop towns (Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni) as well as having wine tasting and lunch at a Tuscan Villa Estate.

In the afternoons, we have the Taste of Tuscany at the Villa Wine Tour ? taste award-winning wines at an historic Tuscany Villa on this small-group Tuscany wine tour.


To see all our tour options, visit or email For more information, personalized tours (including weddings, romantic proposals, and just plain ol’ wonderful travel-because-we-can trips!) email

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