Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Castello di Bracciano - a stone's throw from Rome - is one of the most impressive castles in Italy, Europe and the world. Completed in 1485 by the Orsini family, around an existing 12th century Vico fortress, it is one of the few renaissance castles in Italy that - thanks to the Odescalchi family - is open to the public. It also plays host to numerous weddings, galas and important cultural events throughout the year.
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Tiziano
New York City, NY31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We went back to Bracciano just to see the Castle again. It is only 1 hour from Rome by train and it is perched on a beautiful lake. It is magnificent both outside and inside. We loved the fact that you can go through the castle without guided tours and follow a video that you can download in your smartphone. The video explains everything and you can stop as much as you want to admire views, architectural details and objects. We sat in the courtyard for 20 minutes to absorb the magic atmosphere. Among the rooms out favorite was the Sala with the Renaissance icons. The Pietà in the center and the Annunciation in the background are splendid. The castle is owned by a princess and you have the feeling to be welcomed by the noble Odescalchi family.
Written 23 August 2023
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Sjspencer
Burntwood, UK34 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A wedding venue not a castle - I do not see the logic of charging the same as to enter the coliseum to walk around someone’s wedding venue. A beautiful setting for a wedding but do not charge a family 34 euros to walk around looking at glasses and table decorations - this is surely a scam???
Written 5 August 2023
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Douglas H
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
All I can say is, how isn’t this one of the most popular tours in the world? We were shocked at the level of preservation of one of the most spectacular historical sites and views we’ve ever seen. We almost did this entire tour without seeing another person. It was literally the hottest day of the year in Italy, but other than the lake, a great place to cool off. The audio tour was extremely well done - bring your AirPods! Couple this tour with the restaurant next to castle - Pane e Olio. I learned a lot about the Renaissance period and the Medici family. And the kitchen, armor and weapons that were preserved are worth the tour alone.
Written 19 July 2023
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Carlos C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Bracciano, although not very well known, is a ride you must take, when in Rome. The Castle, the lake , the town are all very interesting . And if you happen to be hungry, I strongly recommend Selita Bistro-Via Principe di Napoli.
Written 3 April 2023
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Expedition763362
Okatie, SC65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Would not want to miss this. It is one of the most beautiful castles in Italy. The castle was built in the 1400s it is unbelievable in size and condition. We did the self guided tour in a little over an hour. The rooms were huge and you could see the armaments that were used for this period of time.
Written 31 October 2022
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Natalie E
Klerksdorp, South Africa44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The entrance is incredibly hard to find we walked round and round for a long time before we could find it and it required the help of some Italians. The castle is enormous and awe inspiring. But the only way to get an audio guide is through QR code. My phone had died, so we missed out, so make sure you have a fully charged phone and data. Entering the castle there is not much to see or appreciate, our initial sense was disappointing. But how wrong we were, the upper apartments, the views, all indescribable, what an amazing visit!!
Written 7 October 2022
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Daniel J
Brasilia, DF4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Hello!
I received great recomendarions about the castle and the i decided to come to Bracianno just to visit the castle.
I acessed the site (using my mobile) and the Instagram to get the information about time and visits.
Decided to come on august 06 at 5:30 pm. And for my surprise two terrible ladies received us saying that today that today that was a wedding.
But… or you MUST change your social media and site or train in a better way your empolyees.
It was a very embarassing situation and we were very disappointing situation. Shame on you!
Written 21 August 2022
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Per H
Copenhagen, Denmark152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This castle is really worth visting. Great scenaries. Spetacular interior. Lots of medieval Italian history.
Written 18 July 2022
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Stephen M
Thailand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Stunning renaissance and medieval castle in a commanding position, overlooking a beautiful ancient volcanic crater lake. The lovely rooms with an impressive furniture collection featured in the Netflix Medici series. A rare early chest has remarkable carving of courtly costumed figures who look late 15th century, including a woman in a wimple head dress. Impressive military architecture and armour. Walking the unpredictable twists of the Odescalchi stairs ramparts is like being in a Piranesi print. The breathtaking view across azure water to distant snow-capped Appenines in early April is world class.
Written 5 April 2022
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traveltheworld
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
This was the best kept secret we discovered in our sojourn in Rome. It can be reached by train in ony 1 hour from a station near the Basilica of Saint Peter. We loved it so much because it is a magnificent building in a beautiful scenary. When you reach the entrance of the building you see an amazing lake with the beautiful Italian countryside around. Also, in this building we found a sort of a video (you can download through your smartphone at the ticket office) and, unlike many other places in and around Rome, we could tour on our own and understand the history and art of the Castle. Thanks to this clear and userfriendly video we could understand the history of the two families (Orsini and Odescalchi) who built it and the art that was commissioned. I particulalry loved the history of women in the Renaissance. We loved the views from the towers. Since the Castle is private it is better maintained than other sites in Italy. The only complain I have is the illumination. All the photos I have taken do not make justice to the beauty of the building.
Written 12 December 2021
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