Weddings in the Colosseum or the Stadio Olimpico?
Municipality says yes, the minister deems it kitsch.
Getting married in the Colosseum? Why not. Is your guest list too long? You could say your wedding vows in the Stadio Olimpico.
“Sposarsi a Roma” is the resolution endorsed by the Assemblea Capitolina that is looking for new places where people can get legally married. Coordinator Fabrizio Panecaldo’s proposal has been approved with 25 votes: the project is set to start in two months.
The Colosseum was also picked. But in this case, permission from the Department of Culture will be needed. Minister Franceschini has stated that “[weddings in the Colosseum are] bizarre and kitsch”. As Roman archeologist Maria Rosaria Barbera added, “there are no doubts about the minister’s position on this project”. The soon-to-weds who already imagined the Colosseum in their photo shoot’s background might want to consider other locations.
The resolution is firm about the necessary requirements for a location to be picked for the project. We shall see wether or not the wedding march will echo throughout the Colosseum.
According to a recent resolution from the Roman assembly, people can now get married by the seashore or in agritourisms by paying a fee. “It is a first in all of Lazio”, as mayor Montino said.
People in Rome can now celebrate their wedding in the Stadio Olimpico or Villa Borghese as well, parks, castles or by the sea, and in Fiumicino you can get married with a civil ceremony outside the municipal offices. Fabrizio Panecaldo’s resolution has been approved: “Sposarsi a Roma” will be provided with a regulation to pick suitable locations wherein weddings may be celebrated. Civil rites in public places were unfeasible as of civil code’s 106th clause, but as the municipality of Fiumicino has stated, a request for public sites to be available for wedding celebrations has been issued. An area no smaller than 25 square metres will be provided for civil rites to be held.