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Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 14, 00062, Bracciano, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 06 9980 2379
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Castello di Bracciano - a stone's throw from Rome - is one of the most...

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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Bracciano Castle Half-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch
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A must go place.One of the best preserved medieval castels in central Italy. A stunning view of the lake from the ramparts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2012
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

A must go place.One of the best preserved medieval castels in central Italy. A stunning view of the lake from the ramparts.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

Our guide for the tour was excellent. She spoke perfect English and was very insightful in the history and purpose of this incredible castle. A must-see if you ever visit Rome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We took a guided tour of the Orsini Castle. Our guide gave bits of castle history and media displayed in monitors emphasized movies set in the premises. To tell the truth, it became a bit repetitive as we went room after room in the castle, but it was all worthwhile when we reached the top of the Castle wall. What... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

This was a wonderful experience. I think one of the most impressive and majestic medieval structures i have ever seen. It looks well preserved and absolutely mysterious. The ticket costs 7,50 and the visit is guided.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

Very charming, well worth the long train ride from Rome. (do note that the metrobus passes are valid only up to Cesarno) After you exit the train station, turn right and walk for about 5 min towards the main road and left upon hitting the main road. Once on the main road, you"ll see the beautiful castle. Was advised upon... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2011

After many years of living in Bracciano as a child before moving to the US, I came back with my wife (who is American) to show her the castle. We were in a group that was mostly non Italian speaking (Germans and Americans). Nowhere did it say the tour would only be in Italian so when the guide started speaking,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

The castle where tom cruise and katie holmes got married is maintained and owned privately. The family owning this lives in Rome so the entrance is via a guided tour where no photos can be taken inside. It retains many original features both architecurally but also with regards to furniture inside although some of the furniture was brought in from... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2011

The castle may be only be visited on guided tours which are only in Italian. Each room has a small sign in English describing the room. The castle has a lot of character and some stunning rooms. Unfortunately you may not take photos inside the castle, but you can in the courtyards. On a sour note the ticket taker manager... More 

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