Considering marrying in Italy? Here is what you can expect, when to go and what you'll need to know...

Keith Appleby

MARRYING ABROAD: THE PAPERWORK YOU WILL NEED BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE UK

When to go? June to mid-September in the north; or May and October if you head south

What to expect  Fashion, fine dining and amazing architecture; or majestic peaks, gentle valleys and miles of coastline

BE INSPIRED BY THESE REAL-LIFE WEDDINGS

Need to know Civil ceremonies must take place in the local town hall, often located in a stunning historical venue. Your CNI will need to be officially translated into Italian in order to obtain a marriage licence. To marry in a Catholic church, one of you must be Catholic.

The expert Raffaella Alflatt of www.wedinitaly.co.uk