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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Wedding fortress of the rich and famous.

We stayed in Bracciano and on our last day visited the Fortress. If you want a tour I advise you to check first and if you only understand English then book the English speaking... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2012
wg m
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed in Bracciano and on our last day visited the Fortress. If you want a tour I advise you to check first and if you only understand English then book the English speaking tour guide, also check that there is no filming as the Fortress was closed for two days during the week when we first visited. Our guide... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The trip, is just a part of the castle, but intersting. The spaces are well manteined and the guide was intersting.

Thank Giulio R
dorset england
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

We visited this castle whilst staying in Bracciano. They do hourly tours, which cost 7 euros 50, which we felt was great value. Our guide was funny, and entertained us with tales of the previous inhabitants, and what they got up to! We could visit a good deal of the castle, and go outside where there were amazing views down... More 

3 Thank storyman
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
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 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Gale B
Hammond, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 11 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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Sliema, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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