Mayor Pours Accolades On Tom + Katie
The Mayor of Bracciano, PATRIZIA RICCIONI, has presented TOM CRUISE and KATIE HOLMES with a mini silver replica of Castello Odescalchi - where the couple will wed on Saturday (18NOV06) - as a thank you for choosing her town for their nuptials. Riccioni also told the pair she would waive the fee for hiring the castle, which normally costs $50,000 (GBP27,800). The Mayor also presented the speechless couple with a congratulatory card that read, "A sincere note in sign of gratitude from the city of Bracciano, for having chosen it as the place where to crown your dream of love." Riccioni has an even bigger honour in store for the couple when they become man and wife: she plans to give them honorary citizenship to Bracciano, "Because they have brought so much to our little village."