Love is in the air in every sight and every sound. Soon it will be everywhere you look around too because San Valentino is almost here!
Getting engaged in Italy on Valentine’s Day is a blessed experience and many couples crown their decision to marry with an engagement shoot with a professional photographer to capture the event. Some use the opportunity to explore locations and source vendors, as Italy remains a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.
Many head for cultural cities with Florence always a firm favourite because of its association with art. It is easy to navigate and find entertaining scenarios for those picture perfect opportunities.
If you are lovers of nature then the peace and quiet of a rural setting is for you. Tuscany is characteristically punctuated by Cypress trees and Umbria too is blessed by the ubiquitous olive tree. There is nothing more spiritually romantic than a couple framed by a family of these ancient symbols of peace, hope and light.
Heading south from Florence towards the border between southern Tuscany and Umbria is a brilliant pearl of a place called Cortona. In the distance you can catch a glimpse of the world famous Lake Trasimeno. This is undeniably one of the most unspoilt and captivating areas of Umbria, which incidentally is known as the ‘green heart of Italy’. The untamed natural beauty of the Umbrian landscape is romantic at any time of year.
Due to its status as the geographical heart of Italy, many couples fall in love with the historic capital of Perugia, which is also famous for the production of chocolates called ‘Baci’ (meaning kisses).
Once you have experienced the sights and sounds of Italian life, all that remains is to congratulate yourself on your good taste. You will never forget the sweet moment you promised to spend forever together.. and if you engaged the services of a professional photographer the memory will be immortalised forever!
Many thanks to the incredibly talented professional Italian Photographer Andrea Cittadini for allowing us permission to feature parts of fabulous engagement shoots in Umbria and Florence. You can find more examples of his work at: http://www.andreacittadini.com
Original text by Diane Rossi – Copyright © Blessingsfromitaly.com