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Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 14, 00062, Bracciano, Italy
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+39 06 9980 2379
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Wikipedia advised that this castle is 3 km, 2 miles, from Bracciano. Not the case. It is right in the town of Bracciano, maximum 10 minutes walk from the train station./ Nothing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wikipedia advised that this castle is 3 km, 2 miles, from Bracciano. Not the case. It is right in the town of Bracciano, maximum 10 minutes walk from the train station./ Nothing worse that reading inaccurate information when traveling. Unfortunately the 16th century fresco depicting Hercules was not open to the public, but them's the breaks, I guess. Weather was... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily visit this castle from Rome. It is atop the hill in the town of Bracciano. There is a lot of history here, and the view across the lake and countryside from the castle is fantastic. The painted wood ceilings of the castle are very colorful and ornate. Very large rooms with window seats to view the lake.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8.5 € for entrance (without the tour), great views, nice castle. You can walk around in many of the rooms freely. The castle rooms have decorated ceilings, an armory exhibit, paintings and statues, and a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding town. You can also go up the stairs to the tower and castle wall for a better viewpoint.... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I really like the medieval castles. It's a good example of them, with towers, stone walls and history. On this particular case, you can see a great view of the bracciano lake but the tour opened for visitors is limited. The general admission is not expensive but the experience could be longer than what is offered.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a must see attraction. Magnificent views over Lago Bracciano. The castle is beautifully restored. Magnificent rooms and helpful explanations. There are tours in English and Italian. Ask about the Medici princess who pushed her lovers down a shaft to land on spikes.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

i loves my trip to rome.. the view is to die for... i cant wait to plan my next trip back... worth checking out!

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

It's a beautiful castle that tells the local history around the Odescalchi family. Tours are organized and some parts can be rented for private events.

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to the castle, very interesting. Great views and kept in immaculate condition considering how ancient this castle is.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

...I am not a history buff but when I do see something like this I don't want to see it filled with things not from the period or not related to the structure. Seemed an odd mix of artifacts. but the view from the sentry wall was spectacular. Also the town of Bracciano was not especially appealing although we found... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

After reading some of the reviews we were not sure if this tour would be worth the price of 8,5€ (6€ for students). However, we are very glad that we decided to go. The tour takes about one hour. The guide talks italian, but you can ask questions in english. Some of the reviews say that there are not enough... More 

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