Updated: Dec 22, 2019
The vineyards flooded with tender sun, drowning in the greenery Alazani valley and the purest mountain lakes are all Kakheti, which beauty and richness of nature can compete with Tuscany and Provence. The edge of winemakers, ancient monasteries, intricate streets, saving great love stories, daily welcomes hundreds of couples in love to unite their lives. One of the most famous and significant cities of Kakheti is Sighnaghi. The city is located on the slope of the mountain and almost everywhere there is a spectacular view on the Alazani Valley. Sighnaghi is called a city of love and it's not accidental. In the 19th century, the outstanding Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani lived here. One day a French theater arrived on a tour to Georgia. Pirosmani with all his heart fell in love with beautiful Margarita, the Parisian take. But does a poor artist have a chance to be at least noticed by this fussy beauty? .. Pirosmani, led by blind love, commits an insane act, he sells his house and all the paintings and buys scarlet roses for all this money. Waking up one morning, Margarita in amazement sees in front of her window an area strewn with an endless number of fresh flowers! A declaration of love worthy of a millionaire ... But Margarita sees only a poor artist. This gesture flatters the fatal beauty, but does not touch the strings of her heart. Starving for a glory, she returns to Paris and breaks the heart of Niko Pirosmani. Pirosmani saved the image of his muse for the rest of his life, and Margarita, never having achieved great success in theatrical stages. She became famous not because of her talent and beauty, but because of the true love of the poor artist Pirosmani ... If this story seems familiar to you, it's not surprising! There are a lot of famous songs were written about this story, for example "One Million of Crimson Roses" by Alla Pugacheva and "Niko Pirosmani" by Tamara Gverdtsiteli. Now the main attraction of Sighnaghi is a 24-hour registry office, where bypassing all the formalities, you can marry for half an hour! The wedding ceremony in this city will be the most romantic and unforgettable beginning of your great love story!