Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is a castle in Bracciano, in the Province of Rome, Lazio, Italy. It is located on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano. It was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defence structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period, the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families. As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum; as a centre of cultural events, the Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings like the ones of Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Eros Ramazzotti/ Michelle Hunziker and Petra Ecclestone/James Stunt.Plan to visit Castello Orsini-Odescalchi and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bracciano attractions using our Bracciano trip itinerary app .
The well-preserved medieval castle Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is 3 km from the Bracciano town which is 30 km away from Rome. It is located on the southern shore of the volcanic lake . The railway Line FR3 connects it with Rome in about 55 minutes. Close to it lie the two medieval towns of Anguillara Sabazia and Trevignano Romano.
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Grandissimo e suggestivo il castello odescalchi di bracciano dalle cui finestre si può ammirare un bellissimo panorama sul lago omonimo. Nonostante la pioggia abbiamo potuto visitarlo completamente, s... more »The castle, which has a large and impressive bracciad castle from the windows, has a beautiful view of the lake of the same name. Despite the rain we were able to visit it completely, large and well-set rooms. Very good guide who gave us interesting information about the inhabitants of this least place.
Suggestivo nella sua bellezza, vista mozzafiato sul lago. Interessante la visita con la guida, molto preparata e attenta al dettaglio e alla spiegazione. more »Suggestive in its beauty, breathtaking views of the lake. Interesting visit with the guide, very prepared and attentive to detail and explanation.
Fantastic place to visit if you are interested in renaissance period history. beautifully preserved, great frescoes and items. Fabulous views over town and lake. Also, I can't believe people arr complaining about the entrance fee - it is half the amount you pay for most museums in Rome and twice the value!
We can enjoy a wonderful view from this imposing castle. This castle preserves history of one of the most famous Roman family: the Orsini. The lake is also beautiful.
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