marriage custom

As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
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Hi all
I know that for centuries, women would be married in their hometown if marrying an out-of-towner. But does this tradition still occur today in Italy?

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And more precisely, in the parish where they were baptized. I don't know how much this tradition has held, I am curious as well.
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To my knowledge the tradition is still valid although often the marriage is celebrated in a different churches or even town.
In any case you must have the clearance from the bride's parish (in case of religious marriage) and from the mayor of the bride's town.
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