Project Description

BRACCIANO

The medieval town dominated by an imposing castle is famous for its volcanic lake and quiet atmosphere.

  • Trevignano Romano WikiCommons photo by Gabriele Delhey
  • Monterano WikiCommons photo by MM
  • Martignano Lake WikiCommons photo by Patafisik
  • Martignano Lake
  • Bracciano
  • Bracciano Lake
  • Bracciano Castle

Bracciano is both the name of a pleasant lake and a medieval town overlooking it, 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 mostly refurbished with period furniture. It also displays a collection of ancient armours the kids usually enjoy.
The borgo of Bracciano is a relaxing town with paved narrow alleys and little squares where is nice to get lost. It is also renowned for its gastronomy, including a local truffle.

Complete your day trip:

families and relax seekers

You can relax on the shore of Bracciano lake or reach the smaller uncontaminated lake of Martignano. Both are former volcanos, but the second is surrounded by green fields only, while the main one has a mosaic of tiny villages all around. You can also enjoy a paddling and sailing break on the quiet waters.

active travellers and curious wanderers

The lost city of Monterano is at easy reach. You can enjoy a short trekking to admire the cluster of walls covered with ivy, remains of a church, a castle and even an arched aqueduct. Nature takes over the abandoned building creating a fascinating setting (which in fact has been used as backdrop for many movies).

CURIOUS WANDERERS
FAMILIES
RELAX SEEKERS
ACTIVE TRAVELLERS

STARTING FROM:

700
  • (up to 6 people) + admissions Lunch not included

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OTHER TOURS IN THIS AREA:
Rome Countryside Map