Ariccia - just 20 minutes from Rome on the Appian Way Ariccia, in the Castelli Romani District near Castel Gandolfo and Frascati, boasts very ancient origins. As in all Latin cities, the first inhabitants of these places had to fight to maintain their independence.
Ariccia was the capital of the Latin League and at the end of the 4th century B.C. and became one of the most important Roman communities because of its geographical position between two volcanic lakes, Albano Lake and Nemi Lake. The people of Ariccia were devout worshippers of the goddess Diana. Her temple, located in the "Nemus Aricinum", now Nemi, was one of the main sanctuaries in the Latin territory dedicated to the goddess . During the Middle Ages, Ariccia was sacked and pillaged by barbarians during the Roman campaign.In the beginning of the 1700's, Ariccia became a haven for important artists and writers of the time. Creativity flourished between the second half of the 18th Century and the beginning of the 19th Century, during which time the best artists, decorators, writers and poets worked in Ariccia during the Grand Tour.
In the course of the 19th century, the layout of the town changed greatly when the Appian Way, which went down through the valley (Valle Ariccia) was restored, under the auspices of Pope Pius IX. Thanks to him, in fact, a beautiful bridge with three orders of arches was constructed over the thickly wooded area (now Chigi Park), where the road reached up to Galloro hill.
Ariccia would be a beautiful backdrop for your Wedding in Italy!