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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  • August 17, 2017
    You can't come into the area without seeing the Castle. We then we were here a week and couldn't miss.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Great price for all you get to see. Stunning views of the city and lake. The little gift shop has cute things to buy for memoirbila and there very resonant priced. We spent 1.5hrs there and loved ever...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I visited the Castle at least 3 times in my life and I never cease to amaze me. Every time is a blast from the past and the halls decorated in various styles offer a really interesting tour during which you pass through ladders, interstices and walk on the loggia. Four poster beds, vaulted ceilings, frescoes, armor and furniture of bygone eras all inside of the classic fairytale Castle. I highly recommend it!
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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

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