Ardea. Farro

In the Archaic period, XI-X century BC, these areas were already known for the abundant production of farro. Surpluses were sold or bartered with neighbouring peoples and with the merchants who arrived by sea. In the Aeneid, which ends with the arrival of Aeneas in this area, Virgil dedicated praise Read more…

Ardea. The City of Water

Ardea was famous since ancient times for its ‘acqua acetose’, i.e. acidic water, especially beneficial, rich in bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium, coming from the the volcanic apertures of the Alban Hills (Colli Albani). Mythology confirms the link between Ardea and Water. The sister of the King of Ardea was Juturna, Read more…

Ardea. Castrum Inui

At the mouth of the Incastro river a well-organized urban settlement was unearthed has a water system with large tanks, spas, multi-storey buildings with murals and elegant mosaics composed both of large and very small tiles. The oldest parts are technologically more sophisticated and are characterized by monumental structures made Read more…

Ardea. Landriana Gardens

The gardens were designed by the famous landscape architect Russell Page on an area of about 10 hectares. The gardens have areas of forests interspersed with paths, borders, floral gardens and small artificial lakes with very romantic names. There are famous arrangements called ‘Spring in Landriana’ and ‘Fall in Landriana’ Read more…

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