The first wedding wednesday of 2018 is a hashtag:  #notjustlakecomo

Today we show you all the beauty of the other Italian lakes where villas are just as classy, backdrops are just as gorgeous, and weddings are just as memorable.

Lake Maggiore – the big brother lake

If no one told you this was #notlakeComo, you would never know.

Lago Maggiore – the big brother of the Italy lake district – is shared by Italy, bordering both the Lombardy and Piedmont regions, and Switzerland, in the Canton Ticino region.  Mild Mediterranean temperatures make this lake an attractive Italian wedding destination.

The gorgeous views and backdrops of Lake Maggiore are no slouch.  Fewer crowds, easier logistics make it more attractive than tourist-clad Como, and it also boasts something special that Lake Como does not have:  royal islands.  The powerful Borromeo family purchased the islands from the 16th onwards and the two largest islands – Isola Bella and Isola Madre – showcase tapestries and artwork collected through the centuries.

Villa Rusconi Clerici

Directly facing the two Borromean islands, Villa Rusconi Clerici gives you and your guests a wedding experience that is classy and authentic Italy. The villa grounds are carefully trimmed, lush Italian gardens where in the center an elegant pavillon hosts your wedding dinner with a 360 degree view.  If you would rather have a less formal atmosphere, the villa wine cellars are the perfect place to set up your wedding reception and whether you are fancy or not, your midnight snack is in the old kitchen where pizza is baked in original wood burning ovens.  A moment to enjoy with friends and family on your Italy Wedding day.

For help planning your wedding on Lake Maggiore contact experienced Italian wedding planner Chiara Viarisio to make sure your day goes smoothly and your guests are taken care of.


Lake Orta | Saint Julius

A romantic lake setting plus a small island full of big legends with damsels and dragons and a history of knights in shining armor and dragon slayers fit for a princess and a grand wedding in Italy, Lake Orta is petite, peaceful, and completely Piedmontese.  An elegant Villa Bossi for legal, civil wedding ceremonies with a backdrop right on the shores of the lake, are just the prelude to a wedding dinner held on the small island of St. Jules.

Perfect for an elopement in Italy, Lake Orta is just what Rainy and Dean were looking for to tie the knot legally in Italy.  The fine details of the day are magically captured by Riccardo Pieri.

To assist with your wedding on Lake Orta see savvy wedding planners at Efffetti Wedding Planners and Events.