The medieval town dominated by an imposing castle is famous for its volcanic lake and quiet atmosphere.
Bracciano is both the name of a pleasant lake and the medieval town overlooking it. It is famous for the majestic Odescalchi castle. Built by the family Orsini in 1470, the stronghold became a Renaissance residence where lavish banquets and feasts were often held. Still privately owned, the castle is accessible for tours and has been refurbished with period furniture. Kids usually enjoy its collection of ancient armour.
It’s nice to get lost in the borgo of Bracciano, a relaxing town with paved narrow alleys and little squares. It is also renowned for its gastronomy, including a local truffle.