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“Going to the castle and we're goin' to get married”

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
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Bracciano Castle Half-Day Tour from Rome with Lunch
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Bracciano
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Castello di Bracciano - a stone's throw from Rome - is one of the most impressive castles in Italy, Europe and the world. Completed in 1485 by the Orsini family, around an existing 12th century Vico fortress, it 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 weddings, galas and important cultural events throughout the year.
Santa Marinella, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Going to the castle and we're goin' to get married”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Historically rich and well guided with lots of nice surrounding shops and little restaurants and very helpful and sincerely nice people to help you.

Visited January 2013
Thank Rose Lee H
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Castle”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

I took my mother-in-law here today. 7.50€ per adult. We had a fabulous guided tour of the castle and grounds. The tour was in Italian and lasted about an hour. Tour guide didn't speak English but there are boards in each room detailing what you see in English, French and German. Castle is well maintained and the views over the lake are spectacular.

No access for wheel chairs or buggies. Glad I didn't take my children (ages 12 and 10 and 0) as they would have wanted to tear through the rooms. Entry to castle is by guide only.

I recommend this for adults and any one with an interest in history.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Ellie E
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wedding fortress of the rich and famous.”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We stayed in Bracciano and on our last day visited the Fortress. If you want a tour I advise you to check first and if you only understand English then book the English speaking tour guide, also check that there is no filming as the Fortress was closed for two days during the week when we first visited.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, informative and was able to answer any questions.
The Fortress was still being set up for another film and unfortunately this meant the electricity was off in some rooms but this added to the ambiance, the guide did apologise for this and offered a free tour the next day which was really appreciated.
You will be amazed at how many films have used this Fortress as a film set.
Great views from the top.
Well worth the visit as is Bracciano.

Visited October 2012
Thank wg m
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Rome, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

The trip, is just a part of the castle, but intersting. The spaces are well manteined and the guide was intersting.

Visited October 2012
Thank Giulio R
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dorset england
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125 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“odescalchi castle bracciano, great place, amazing history, and wonderful views”
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We visited this castle whilst staying in Bracciano. They do hourly tours, which cost 7 euros 50, which we felt was great value. Our guide was funny, and entertained us with tales of the previous inhabitants, and what they got up to! We could visit a good deal of the castle, and go outside where there were amazing views down to the lake. Well worth a visit

Visited August 2012
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