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Wedding in the Castle

Wedding at the Castle

We move back in time to the Medieval Period. An event organized in pure Medieval style in the historical environment of the Castle in Itri, with dim candle light and the melodious sound of Medieval music. The bride and the groom will be given the “Parchment of Itri” and it will strengthen their love forever.

Day 1

Arrival in Rome, pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel on the Ulyssee’s Riviera. Welcome drink and meeting with our assistant to discuss the details. The programme will be given to you. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Maranola with a guide, it is a small Medieval village and from this point you will get a lovely view of the Gulf of Gaeta. The town winds along narrow lanes, alleys and piazzas in an atmosphere which brings us back in time.Visit to the historical part of Maranola then stop to taste the”marzolino”, typical goat cheese. Back to the hotel for lunch and free time in the afternoon. Dinner in a typical restaurant and if you wish, for a bachelor party.

Day 3

Breakfast. The bride, the groom, the best man and the matron of honour are dressed in Medieval costumes. Pick up and transfer to the Medieval Castle in Itri for the ceremony. It is an important symbol of the town, this place is filled with charm and mystery. It was built as a fortress as defence against Saracen attacks, the castle, as well as the antique part of the town is surrounded by a mighty wall that can be reached the medieval lanes in the village. In the highest part of the fortress there is a square tower and a polygonal one, further down there is another cylindrical shaped tower called ” the crocodile”, you can see an alligator that, according to legend, ate the prisoners that were sentenced to death. It is connected to the central body by an imposing guard round. The entire structure is finished by many minor cylindrical shaped towers that enclose a small but unique arms square, you get a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside towards the sea from here. Civil ceremony and possibly religious benediction. Wedding luncheon afterwards. Return to the hotel in the evening, aperitif and food tasting on the terrace overlooking the sea. Overnight stay.

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel. Relax on the beach in the morning or pick up in hotel for a shopping stroll (depends on the season). Back to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit Sperlonga, it is famous for its white houses, narrow lanes, archways and steps.This natural film setting seduced celebrities and intellectuals like Andy Warhol, Luchino Visconti, Brigitte Bardot, Albert Camus, Raf Vallone and Arthur Miller. We will stop in the historical centre and the National Museum with its archaeological section where you can admire the remains of a luxurious villa belonging to the emperor Tiberius with sculptures based on Homeric subjects. In the evening transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5

After breakfast departure for a visit to Sermoneta, considered one of the best kept medieval towns in Southern Lazio, its urban structure is intact and it is built inside the town-walls. The most important monument is the Caetani Castle, built in the XII century. Lunch break. You will then move on to the Fossanova Abbey which is considered the first Italian gothic- cistercian styled construction. You must visit the church, the cloister, the capitular room, the refectory, the guest room where Saint Tommaso D’Aquino died in 1274, the Grancia which is used for the medieval part of the Archaeology Museum and the picturesque village which developed around the abbey. A stop to a dairy to taste mozzarella di bufala (mozzarella made with buffalo milk). In the evening transfer to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Fiumicino Airport.

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