Catania. Wedding in the Collegiate Basilica. Sicilian beauties

On my way to the Piazza Duomo, I stopped for a long time at the Collegiate Basilica, where a group of well-dressed people were clearly waiting for an event.

Catania. Basilica della Collegiata

A red carpet led to the portal of the church surrounded by pillows tied with red ribbons and openwork lanterns.

Wedding in Catania. Basilica della Collegiata

A traditional Friday event, the wedding ceremony, was planned here.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

I must say that from the moment when I approached the church to the wedding itself, it took quite a long time.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Hoping to see a colorful action, but not wanting to waste precious time, I made a couple of raids to nearby attractions and returned back.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

The waiting list was also constantly changing - someone left, someone came.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Striking with stunning dresses.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

By the beginning of the event, the crowd of guests had grown dramatically-everyone had gathered.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Well, in the meantime, the waiting people were talking cheerfully.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

There were several families waiting in full force.

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It is common for Italians to go to special events with young children.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Meanwhile I was quietly taking pictures of those present.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Women were good!

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Stunningly good!

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Yes, as far as women are concerned, everything is very good in Italy.

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

And in Sicily in particular. How many peoples are mixed up here-Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, Spaniards!

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women

Look, this is the real Carmen from Seville!

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As the young people arrived, I still did not shoot, as the guests immediately surrounded the limousine, and the heroes of the occasion climbed the steps, accompanied by a dense crowd.

Wedding in Catania. Basilica della Collegiata

Everyone can attend the wedding most often. Although several times I saw that at the entrance to the Church stood impeccably dressed guys with stony faces, the whole appearance of which showed that outsiders are not expected here.

Wedding in Catania. Basilica della Collegiata

The action is over, the guests go outside.

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And here is a new cell of society.

Wedding in Catania. Newly married couple

As they say in my Russia - "Sovet da lubov" (Advice and Love)!

Wedding in Catania. Sicilian women