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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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  • The castle is immaculately maintained and tells a perfectly historic period faithfully reconstructing lived of the various eras.
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  • They really deserve it's worth visiting this castle, originally the Orsini, Odescalchi properties to date. The guided tour (included in the ticket price) is a must!
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  • Wonderful testimony of times gone by! Odescalchi Castle tell Bracciano a marvel!
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  • A nice place to visit and it offers some great views to the lake. It's not too big and it was easy to walk through with our 5-year-old.
  • I didn't visit it because in my opinion the ticket is too expensive but it makes a nice picture!
  • Impressive to walk around. a little expensive (8.50 for one single entry without guide) and not much information without guide
  • Amazing typical italian castel!
  • It hasn't changed in the last 400 years I think. Super authentic