Beyond Roman walls, past the Castelli Romani, amidst meadows and flourishing vineyards lies a hidden garden oasis for nature-inspired weddings in Rome. The once-neglected grounds dating back to Julius Caesar have been turned into a romantic paradise by English garden designer Dan Pearson
. Lush greenery, flowers, trees, and lawns are landscaped to grow in poetic harmony surrounding the ruins of a medieval village and old tower, hence the name Torrecchia Vecchia
. A historic landmark perched on a hilltop, the garden of Torrecchia Vecchia covers over 5 acres where it is hard to tell where the garden starts and the woodland begins.
From Watheroo with love
Caro could imagine nowhere more perfect for her wedding in Italy to Phil, her childhood friend and partner in life. She is a passionate gardener and their wedding day decor was inspired by the Roman Holiday spirit of this peaceful retreat. And not just their wedding venue was Roman. Their Italian wedding officiant
Luca is Roman, too. And as Luca guided the signing of the parchment, in the background Deux Arabesque by Debussy
played softly, so fitting the mood of this ethereal location.
Lush and Luxurious
Bamboo forests, ponds and water lilies, weeping willows, and pergolas draped with wisteria are just some of the magical spaces plotted across grounds surrounding a granary readapted for guest accommodations.
Running water gurgling in natural streams that wind through the gardens, hydrate all living vegetation then dump into pools, ponds, and lakes as they make their way down the hillsides. A spiritual environment to spend lazy days with loved ones in deep conversation and joyous celebration on a wedding day in Italy.