Legal age for marriage is 18 years for both men and women.
Bride and Groom may not be closely related by blood.
An official translator must be present at the civil ceremony if both parties are not Italian.
The marriage must take place in a building with a roof and not outdoors.
There are no residency requirements to get married in Italy. If resident in the UK excluding Scotland then you can't start the process until 6 months before your wedding, if resident in Scotland then not more than 3 months beforehand.
Italy does not have marriage licences. Instead you need to obtain a
Certificate of No Impediment (CNI), a Statutory Declaration, and any
additional papers required by the commune in which you wish to marry.
To obtain a CNI you must produce birth certificates, full passports and photocopies, decree nisi or death certificate if divorced or widowed and deed poll showing any change of name. You can obtain a CNI from your local registry office in the UK or home country - please note this takes up to 21 days to obtain.
You can obtain a Statutory Declaration from a solicitor or notary in your home country.
Full birth certificates with a certified translation.
Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) which can be issued by your local registrar. It must be legalised with an apostille stamp at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK, or your home country equivalent. Once legalised it must be translated in Italy and sworn before an Italian court.
Statutory Declaration made before a solicitor or notary in your home country, and legalised with an apostille stamp at the FCO. Download Statutury Declaration form here.
If you have been divorced then your first marriage certificate and the final divorce papers must be shown with a certified translation. Brides must have been divorced for at least 300 days in order to remarry.
If you are widowed then the death certificate of your previous spouse must be shown with a certified translation.
Apostille stamps can be obtained at the Legalisation Office in the UK. More details on marrying in Italy for UK nationals can be found on the FCO website.