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Castello Odescalchi, Bracciano

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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.GeographyThe 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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  • Fabulous place to visit , the castle is almost in perfect condition and you can walk most of the places inside & outside the castle . The views from the top are amazing & the gardens are kept in perfe...  more »
  • We spent an hour or so self guided around this lovely castle. If you're interested in ancient architecture and history you'll love the castle itself, views are amazing onto the lake.  more »
  • We spent 2 hours in the castle and grounds. It was very interesting and the views were amazing across the Bracciano lake.  more »
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  • We attended an unbelievable private function here. The service was amazing. The food was divine! From the cocktail reception in the courtyard to the dinner for 400+ upstairs, service was smooth and food inside was steaming hot and plentiful. We moved to the dungeons for a disco and it was fantastic! If you have a chance, attend an event here!
  • Awesome experience. Just fantastic. The kids enjoyed our time too.
  • Reward evening with a company we work with. Best service and food ever, and the property, the views, the party! Absolutely fantastic piece of history! If you have an opportunity to go, YOU MUST!
  • Overpriced but interesting. The floors shake so I'm not sure it's structurally sound!
  • Excellent castle and not to forget to see the Red Room of princess isabella