A Wedding in Orvieto

One of the real joys of travel is running across the unexpected. In fact, it is the unplanned that often is the most memorable. Traveling slow means you have the chance to revel in the unexpected because you don’t have to rush off to the next deadline. And so it was that we were able to enjoy a wedding in Orvieto’s streets.

There are lots of weddings in Orvieto. Most often we see the wedding parties emerging from City Hall or St. Andrea church. Occasionally we see them at the Duomo. We once saw the wedding of a Scotsman and Italian bride. All the bright kilts were such a surprising contrast to what you normally see in Italy!

This year we came across what appeared to be a wedding photo shoot at the Duomo. I decided it was just that, and not actually a wedding. There was a cute little old Fiat that had been rented and lots of posing. Later that evening I saw the wedding party outside at a restaurant. I asked them about the shoot and it turns out it was the real deal! It was fun, and possible because we were traveling slow!

What a fun car!

The Duomo makes a great backdrop

Heals on cobblestones always amaze me

Love, sweet love – and in Italy no less!


Kristi and Bill Steiner began leading “learning vacations” to Orvieto, Italy in 2003. Through Adventures in Italy they provide a cultural immersion experience. Many trips include the pursuit of some kind of creative work that complements and reinforces exploration of Italy’s culture. Relationships built over the years enable Kristi and Bill to provide experiences that a typical visitor to Orvieto never gets.

Trips are held in May and September/October every year. Their Discover Orvieto and Taste of Orvieto trips are available to groups any time of the year.

Learn more about Kristi and Bill’s trips. Stay abreast of Adventures in Italy developments, and follow Bill’s musings about travel and Italy on his blog Make Haste Slowly. View Bill’s photos of Italy, Orvieto, and other memorable places at steinerstudiophotos.com, and follow him on Instagram.

Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries.

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