Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'to marry in Florence'

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to tie the knot at Florence's imposing 16th Century Belvedere Fort on May 24, according to a spokeswoman at the local mayor's office.

The couple, known as "Kimye", rented the fort next to Florence's famed Boboli Gardens for €300,000 (£245,000) and a Protestant minister will conduct the wedding ceremony, Elisa Di Lupo added.

Kanye West and KIm Kardashian, aka Kimye, have daughter North West together. Credit: V. Flores/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

The 36-year-old rapper proposed to the reality star businesswoman on her 33rd birthday in October 2013, renting out San Francisco's AT&T Park for the occasion.

This will be West's first marriage and the third trip down the aisle for Kardashian.

Neither the Kardashian camp nor West have confirmed the report.