The wedding of Giulia and Riccardo had the eternal city of Rome as a backdrop, between the magnificence of its sculptures and the warmth of the crowded streets. Between my house and Rome there will be just under 3 hours by car. It seems like a short jump for me from how much I love this city.
Fellini, Dolce Vita, Trastevere, the Imperial Forums, the squares, there is all our history and culture in this city. A perfect setting for a wedding in Rome.
I always like to get lost walking through its streets, trying to remember the names of the 7 hills and 7 kings.
Giulia and Riccardo started their day with the smile and the warmth of relatives and friends during the preparations.
Promises were then exchanged inside the majestic basilica of Santi Bonifacio e Alessio sull’Aventino, a majestic church in the Ripa district which houses the relics of St. Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury.
Obviously after the ceremony we wanted to take a walk inside the Orange Garden, a stone’s throw from the church. The name derives from the presence of many bitter orange squares within the green space. We enjoyed the delightful walk immersed in the symmetry of the park up to the belvedere, named after Nino Manfredi, a very important actor of Italian cinema.
Rome offers a perfect combination of art, history and typical cuisine for a wedding surrounded by open-air culture.
Walking through its streets is always a pleasure and being welcomed by the warmth of such a lively city doesn’t really have to price.