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Grottaferrata Wedding

Grottaferrata Wedding

Medieval style wedding in Grottaferrata

Grottaferrata is one of the most interesting places in the Castelli Romani area. Its thousand year old Abbey of San Nilo is the only place in Italy that still has the Byzantine Rite. In the abbey you feel as if you go back in time, the monks’songs, the religious rites and wedding ceremonies are highly symbolic and unique as they were at the time of their founder saint.

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, leave for a guided tour of Frascati which has always been an elegant holiday resort for first noble families in Rome and then for Popes and bishops. Examples of this period are the famous Viile Tuscolane and in particular Villa Mondragone, Villa Falconieri and Villa Aldobrandini. Lunch in the hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner in a typical local restaurant then back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3

The bride and the groom and their witnesses get dressed in Medieval costumes. Transfer to The San Nilo Abbey in case if religious ceremony or to the “Vecchio Borgo” in case you decide on a civil ceremony.
The”Vecchio Borgo” is made up of a group of farm houses that date back to 1700, it is surrounded by precious roof gardens amongst cypress trees, chestnut trees, wisteria, hydrangea and magnolias, fountains with special effects, unique lanes, the Square, the Wreath Tower and the Battlement Tower. This is a great location for a unique and original wedding, in complete Medieval style with all the particular details. Your guests will be greeted by staff dressed in Medieval costumes, they will taste typical food
of that period that has been reviewed by the chef and by the confectioner. Return to the hotel in the evening for an aperitif 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 for a guided tour of Parco Sforza Cesar ini in Genzano. It is a beautiful example of 1840 English Romantic style garden. You will then move on to taste typical local products in Lanuvio, a small town of Medieval style. You will end your visit in Nemi, the town that smells like strawberries and flowers and was built on a cliff that overlooks the lake that holdsthe same name which hasfor centuries hidden the mystery of Caligola’s ships. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel.Wholeday guided 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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