Have you ever thought about having a destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast?
I was on the Amalfi Coast for a few days in December, working on new details for my upcoming Glam Italia Tours.
My friend Adriano de Falco is a tour guide for the Amalfi Coast and Cilento.
|walking along the path to Arechi Castle
While we were scouting excursions for my upcoming Glam Italia tours, Adriano took me up to the incredible Castello di Arechi, or Arechi Castle, an 8th century castle that sits up on the hill, keeping watch over the beautiful coastal town of Salerno.
|8th Century Arechi castle
While he was showing me around this amazing old castle, Adriano was telling me fascinating stories about it’s history, what happened there 1400 years ago and why it was built.
|inside the castle walls
At one point we walked out onto a terrace with staggeringly beautiful views of the bay that stretched all the way to Cilento, and that also looked out over the hills and the trees.
|a couple of seconds of cloud cover
A cloud passed over the early morning December sun for just a moment, then everything exploded back into color again.
|Adriano pointing out something in Cilento from the terrace of Arechi Castle
While he was telling me about places we could take my travelers in Cilento, Adriano casually mentioned that this was the terrace that they used for weddings.
Wait – what???
Adriano knows me as a travel writer and private tour guide, so he didn’t know about the makeup artist side of my life, let alone the makeup artist who does weddings!
I asked Adriano to send me photos from a wedding held here
|wedding receptio at Arechi Castle
|Vivimi senza paura….
|the view from a wedding reception at Arechi Castle
|wedding reception at Arechi Castle in Salerno
Now back to my photos…
I can’t even tell you how many brides over the years have told me that they would love a European destination wedding or a wedding in a castle, or a wedding on the Amalfi Coast, but the cost was too prohibitive.
I guess you just have to know where to look!
If you check the price sheet for so much as a cup of coffee for a wedding at the other end of the Amalfi Coast in Positano, you will probably fall over. But at the southern end of the coast in Salerno, its a whole different world.
|Amalfi Coast Road view from the castle
Salerno is totally affordable. And its beautiful, and there is an 8th century castle on the hill with views to die for and gorgeous terraces to have your wedding or wedding reception on.
|view of Salerno stretching all the way to Cilento from Arechi Castle
|look to the right and all you see are mountains
|inside the castle grounds
My wedding photographer friends would just love to shoot a wedding at Arechi Castle! There are so many fantastic spots to photograph.
There are also tons of places to hide out when you need a break from the action.
|a hidden corner inside the castle grounds where you can sneak off and take a break
And if you’re not getting married wouldn’t it be a blast to have your birthday party or some other event here???
|view of the coastline from Salerno to Cilento, from the Arechi Castle walls
|walking back to the parking lot
If you are planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast, or will be in Italy and want to pop down there for a couple of days, contact Adriano for apartment rentals and bed and breakfasts. Adriano runs the Bed and Breakfast Association in Salerno, so if his apartments are full he has incredible contacts for all the others, plus he can advise you on which parts of town to stay in.
His other business is running daily excursions throughout the Amalfi Coast and Cilento. He will be taking the travelers on my next Amalfi Coast Glam Tour on all kinds of fantastic day trips, as well as taking us all on the incredible Pathway Of The Gods walking trail. (Read about it here: 10 Things To Do On The Amalfi Coast)
For information on the Arechi Castle, booking events at Arechi Castle, day trips on the Amalfi Coast and Vacation Rentals/Bed and Breakfasts in Salerno contact Adriano di Falco here: Casa Vacanze Il Duomo Apartments and Excursions
Arechi Castle is in Salerno, at the south end of the Amalfi Coast. You can fly into any major Italian airport and get a fast train directly to Salerno.
Salerno is 40 minutes from Naples by train.
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