Only 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) away from the center of Rome, there is an ancient and beautiful town with a lot of history and amazing views of the Roman Countryside: Tivoli. The city was founded in Etruscan times, and was known as Tibur. Tivoli fell under papal control in the Middle Ages, and most of its monuments date from those times, like the Palace of Arengo, the Community Tower (Torre del Comune) and the Church of Saint Michael, all built in this period. Later in the Renaissance, several Popes erected constructions in Tivoli, like the massive Rocca Pia, built in 1461 by Pope Pius II. This trend continued in the 16th century, with the construction of several important villas, like Villa d’Este, today a World Heritage Site. In 1835, the famous Villa Gregoriana was constructed. Also famous are the waterfalls of Tivoli, and the gardens. All this beautiful monuments are the perfect setting to shoot the most romantic wedding pictures.*

Our wedding planner Daniela Castellarin, recommends the Wedding Hall of Tivoli, for a perfect civil wedding ceremony near Rome. Only half an hour away from the modern capital of Italy, Rome, this Wedding Hall is located in the Palazzo San Bernardino, a former monastery from the 15th century. Richly decorated with frescoes and paintings from the Renaissance times -including “La Pala d’Altare” by Sano di Pietro (1406-1481)-, there are also dozens of Roman statues, mosaics and antique furniture.

Please take a look at the pictures selection, and visit the Hall’s profile on our website, to see more photographs of Tivoli (including a photo shoot at Villa d’Este!) and learn more about this venue! You are always welcome to contact Daniela Castellarin, to get more information.

*A special permit is required and must be requested in advance.