Castel Sant’Elia is a romantic medieval village just few kilometers from Rome. Famous ancient Roman Road Cassia and Flaminia, encircle this old land, through Suppentonia valley.
Surrounded by a domineering nature, dotted with rocks and bumps, this place keeps mysteries and many historical memories blended together, like almost all location around Rome. This is the real appeal of this wonderful region!
Back in Etruscan times, before ancient Romans, the valley was characterized by “Pagus”. They were small villages made up with houses dug into the rock and connected by small walkways.
Centuries later, during middle age, Pagus spread throughout the territory but today they are all are still visible in walls and watch towers.
Reaching the edge of a cliff , you will be stunned by one of the finest churches of the region: St. Elias’s Abbey. It has been chosen several times as movie set thanks to its singular beauty.
We can imagine why our bride Elena, fell in love with it and decided to held her catholic ceremony just here.
In order to discretely emphasize the charm full of past and sacredness of the church itself, she chose a total white theme for her floral arrangements, highlighting the central nave with beautiful little flowered trees.
A villa, inserted in a wonderful estate surrounded by the nearby park of Vejo, one of the most beautiful natural and archeological park around Rome, has hosted Elena and Danilo’s reception to follow. The residence in Roman times used to be the station, post office and place of rest for the travelers of the time. Can you imagine something like that thousands of years ago?
The graceful hospitality still are the distinguishing features of this elegant wedding venue located few minutes from Rome. It is a true oasis of peace surrounded by exceptional natural environment. The pool and the interiors, has been the ideal setting of Elena and Danilo’s lovely wedding party ended late at night with exciting dances and lots of fun.