Ladispoli

Destination Weddings in Ladispoli

Ladispoli grew on top of the ancient city of Alsium, that had been a port of the Etruscan city of Cerveteri and later a Roman colony referred to by Cicero.

Alsium was destroyed during the 6th century AD, by the Ostrogoths led by Totila.

Later a castle, called Palo, was built near Alsium. The castle was a fief of the Orsini family and then from 1693 onward of the Odescalchi family.

Modern day Ladispoli was founded in 1888 by Ladislao Odescalchi, who gave his name to the town.

Some tourist attractions:

  • Etruscan necropolis of Monteroni and Vaccina.
  • Roman Villa of Pompey.
  • The Castle of Palo c. 1132 AD and rebuilt in the 16th century.
  • The Castellaccio – fortified country residence.
  • The Giardino delle Orchidee Spontanee del Mediterraneo – a botanical garden.