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Caroline Shirley Garden

Wedding in Caroline Shirley’s romantic garden

Sforza Cesarini Park in Genzano, Rome, the town of the Infiorata

Day 1

Arrival in Rome, pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel. 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. Guided tour of Castel Gandolfo, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy: its unique lanes lead to the fascinating panoramic views of Albano Lake. Because of the beauty of this place, the Roman Emperor Dom izia no built, in the area of the town as it is today, an immense villa and the lake was part of its garden. Castel Gandolfo has been the Popes’summer residence since the 17th century. Tran sfer to Ariccia to visit the Chigi Palace, it is a fine example of baroque style and has remained unaltered over the centuries. The Chigi family was one of the most prestigious Italian pope families. The palace was transformed into a luxurious baroque building by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and has now become a museum and a place for various cultural activities like exhibitions, concerts, guided visits, conferences, meetings, study programmes and a cinema setting. Lunch in the hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner in a typical local restaurant. Return to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel. The bride and the groom get ready then transfer to Sforza Cesarini Park for the civil ceremony. Sforza Cesarini Park was part of the Palace of the duke’s family, it is an admirable example of historical garden and is unique to the Castelli Romani territory. It was made by Duke Lorenzo Sforza Cesarini (1807 – 1866), dedicated to his wife Carolyn Shirley (1817 – 1897) and designed by the architect Augusto Lanciani, who was the same person that restored the Duke’s Palace. The Duke

made a Romantic English Garden that was able to give rise to emotions and to stimulate your fantasy through its views (breathtaking panorama of the Nemi lake) and settings made up of architectural elements, waterfalls, water-lilies and unique kinds of flowers.

The wedding ceremony will be celebrated in the magic of this garden, amongst the fragrance of its flowers and the spectacular views. Wedd ing luncheon afterwards. Back to the hotel in the evening for an aperitif on the terrace and overnight stay.

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning relax either by the pool in the hotel or its wellness centre or dedicated to shopping. You are free for lunch. Appointment with our guide in the early afternoon to visit Nemi, the town that smells of flowers and strawberries, you go down the valley to visit the Roman Ships’ Museum to learn about the mystery of Cal igola’s ships.You will move on to the thousand year old abbey of San Nilo in Grottaferrata, it is the only catholic abbey of Byzantine Rite in Italy.You will end you excursion in the centre of Frascati where you will be able to taste local wines and typical local products in the antique inns. Return to the hotel in the evening and overnight stay.

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel.Wholedayguided tour of Rome.You will visit the Baroque part of the city: the most beautiful Squares and fountains (Trevi Fountain,The Spanish Steps, Campo de’Fiori- the flower square, the Pantheon, Navona Square). Lunch in a restaurant. Return to the hotel in the evening, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for Fiumicino Airport.

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