Venice Webcam Weddings from Rialto Bridge
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The municipal council has organized a system that allows civil ceremonies taking place in Venice city hall a few steps from the Rialto Bridge to be broadcast online at an extra charge. The service costs between 120 and 144 euros, depending on whether it is arranged in advance or on the day.
Venice is one of several Italian sites that has traditionally attracted couples from around the world. The general consensus among Italy wedding agencies and couples taking the plunge in Italy is that it is the nation's enduring romantic image which makes it such a popular destination.
Brimming over with fairytale villas and castles, a wedding in Italy or honeymoon in Italy offers couples lots of romantic destinations.
Italy wedding destination attracts about 6000 couples per year, placing Italy wedding destination third behind Hawaii and Australia on the global list of most popular wedding getaway destinations.
The Venice council initiative comes not long after Verona, home to literature's most famous lovers Romeo and Juliet, launched a scheme aimed at cashing in on the city's Shakespearean ties. Couples are now able to say their vows on the balcony of the house where Juliet is thought to have called to Romeo. The residence is believed to have once housed Juliet because it was the family home of the Cappello family, who, according to legend, were the Capulets of Shakespeare's play.
Verona Tourism Councillor Daniele Polato said the city wants to be a ''wedding capital to rival the world's other popular wedding spots.
''We'll be offering tourist packages, the whole shebang, just like Las Vegas does,'' he told local dailies.
''It's a way of using the city's artistic heritage to boost tourism''.
The privilege of getting hitched where Juliet was famously wooed by Romeo in Shakespeare's play will not come cheap, however.
The 'Wed Me In Verona' marriage license alone will cost Verona residents 600 euros, people living within the city catchment area 700, European Union citizens 800 and non-EU couples 1,000 euros.
This compares to the 50 euros required for a civil marriage certificate in Italy.
But Mayor Flavio Tosi stressed that there was no anti-foreigner bias at play.
''It costs extra because the administrative costs are higher,'' he explained.
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