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The castle in Bracciano, Italy - a stone's throw from Rome - was completed in 1485 by the Orsini family and 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...more
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 14, 00062, Bracciano, Italy
Bracciano is gem of a town just 1:20 via train from Roma (€3.6 each way). The Castle is an easy 10 minute walk from the train station and is easy to navigate to...its huge! We combined our tour of the castle with a visit to...More
As we were at Bracciano's Lake and I haven't seen many castles during my life, we decided to visit the local Castle. Aka Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (family name of the previous and current owners, respectively), the building is from the 15th Century and, apart all its...More
We were a family of 5 with 20,18 and 11 year olds. It cost us 35 euros in total. It was a fascinating tour with magnificent views over the lake. The castle is extremely well kept and looked after and the ceilings in every room...More
We had visited the Air museum closeby and we stopped to see the castle on the way back to the train station. It is definitely worth it. A panoramic location only amplifies the castle's beauty. Also, very interesting weapon collection, and interior wall decorations.
Everything about this castle is grand. It is a massive structure. Then the rooms have such volume, great ceilings. Many rooms to explore with some historic furnishings. Do not expect to see a lot of furniture. The most extensive items are related to weaponry.
Enjoyed our visit. Lots of art to savour and you could get up close to some very important works. The audio guide was useful, once we worked out how to use it. Unfortunately both my wife's and my unit stopped working part way through..
The castle is nice: it has important origins, as it was a tactical military stronghold. A pope was also there to avoid the plague in Rome. External walls are in a good shape, and internal rooms are well conserved. What makes it special, however, it's...More