Italian wedding traditions
February is not only the month of carnival: since the 14th is celebrated Valentine’s Day, the whole period is considered the month of love. Love and, therefore, marriage is celebrated in Emilia Romagna with centuries-old traditions, which give even more fun and charme to these festivities.
In particular, the municipality of Toano has kept alive its popular traditions associated with farm life and the alternation of the seasons: their marriage is bound to a curiosity that deserves to be known. The jokes that are made to the bride and groom are among the funniest rituals of the event: friends are busy in the days before the wedding to come up with something really fun to entertain the guests with joy.
In the municipality of Toano jokes begin even before the wedding celebration: in fact, the day set for the wedding, the groom must go to the bride’s house to take her to church, but traditionally he would find the door locked. After some time, the door opens and a woman of the family comes to the door pretending not to know anything about the marriage and asking the groom the reason for the visit. After a while the woman must disappear and then reappear again with an old member of the family, asking the groom if this is the woman he wants. Only at the end comes the real bride, with the relief of the young man! In the municipality of Toano the celebrations for the wedding usually last three days.
Perfect Location for your Wedding
As well as jokes, games and fun rituals, this part of Italy is very well suited to host weddings and ceremonies, particularly in the least cold months. Locanda Le Due Querce, which will reopen on Sunday, the 27th of March, it is a perfect location for a fairytale wedding and is very well suited because of its warm climate and the breathtaking views of the valley.
Our Inn is located in Cerredolo of Toano, in the province of Reggio Emilia, surrounded by a dense forest, not far from some of the most popular trails for trekking enthusiasts. Locanda Le Due Querce has a restaurant with large rooms suitable for events such as weddings, baptisms, graduation parties and stag and hen parties. In a setting surrounded by beautiful landscapes it is possible to enjoy delicious homemade dishes that highlight the traditional flavor of the Emilian lands, for the success of any receipt.
The veranda, with large opening windows, is perfect for summer afternoons and for the cooler months and offers an open-air corner to connect the inner area with our beautiful garden. Our tiny and romantic chapel is the perfect place where to celebrate an intimate and unforgettable Christian wedding.
As well as for weddings, confirmations, holy communions, baptisms and so on, Locanda Le Due Querce is also perfect for those seeking a truly relaxing stay, in contact with nature and sports. Nearby, the confluence of the river Dolo, the Dragon River and the river Secchia, make it one of the best places for experienced fishermen and a few kilometers away you can also visit one of the most fascinating attractions for young and old: the adventure park Cerwood.
The mini apartments that the Locanda Le Due Querce offers to its guests are all independent and equipped with every comfort. You can also use the swimming pool, the gym, tennis courts and of course the restaurant for a wonderful holiday or for the perfect wedding in Italy.