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Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi) Tours

Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi)
Set on the idyllic shores of Lake Bracciano, the beautifully preserved Odescalchi Castle (officially called Castello Orsini-Odescalchi but also known as the Bracciano Castle) was built during the late 15th century by Napoleone Orsini and is considered one of Europe’s most impressive Renaissance fortresses.

The Basics
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi is one of the few Renaissance castles in Italy open to the public. Stroll through the magnificent rooms that have hosted kings, popes, and aristocrats, and admire the original frescoes and paintings, antique furnishings, historic manuscripts, and weaponry. Views of the lake and countryside from the castle’s five watchtowers are among the most beautiful in Lazio.

Visit the Odescalchi Castle on your own by purchasing tickets in advance, or join a guided tour of the castle as part of a day trip or shore excursion to Lake Bracciano and other highlights of the Lazio region. Lake Bracciano tours often include a wine tasting in the countryside or stops at other nearby attractions like the Castle of Santa Severa and the ancient Roman baths at Terme Taurine.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There’s a lot of ground to cover in the 20 halls inside the castle, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  
  • The castle is partially accessible to wheelchair users; request information and assistance at the ticket window.
  • An excursion to the castle is a fun break for kids who need a respite from the bustle of Rome and can include a dip in Lake Bracciano.
  • Shutterbugs will want to capture the views from the castle towers, so don’t forget your camera.

How to Get There
Odescalchi Castle is located on the shores of Lake Bracciano, about an hour from Rome by car. There are regional trains from the Roma Tiburtina station to the town of Bracciano that take about 90 minutes, and many visitors join guided day trips that include transportation.

When to Get There
The castle is open daily all year round, but Lake Bracciano and the surrounding countryside is particularly striking in the spring and fall. If you are hoping to take a dip in the water, plan to visit in summer.

Lake Bracciano

Lake Bracciano has long been a popular retreat for Romans, but is almost unknown to international tourists. The lakeside villages of Bracciano, Anguillara, and Trevignano have pretty medieval centers and waterfront promenades, and the lake is an ideal spot for swimming, sailing, and water sports.
Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 14, Bracciano RM, 00062, Italy
Admission: Varies
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi)

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Bracciano Castle with Wine Tasting

Bracciano Castle with Wine Tasting

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Enjoy time away from the busy streets of Rome on a full-day tour to Bracciano Castle. Comfortable transportation takes you from the city to the castle. After skipping the ticket line, enjoy a guided tour inside the grounds. Later, visit the Lazio Winery set in a 13th-century castle.  After a tour of the vineyard, taste a variety of locally produced wines and a famous pasta dish.
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Private Tour : Castello Odeschalchi - Bracciano

Private Tour : Castello Odeschalchi - Bracciano

An exclusive trip to the lake and town of Bracciano, only a few miles away from the City of Rome. Visit the Odescalchi castle, the administrative and representative centre of the important families who have owned it. Learn about its six centuries long story, walking through the Museum with its ancient weapons, furnishings and paintings, books and manuscripts, statues, decorations and frescoes. Enjoy the impressive medieval architecture of Bracciano, but also the outstanding beauty of the lake.
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  • 6 hours
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Bracciano the Castle and the lake 6 people

Bracciano the Castle and the lake 6 people

The majestic Château Orsini-Odescalchi is considered one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in Europe. Pentagonal in shape, it is surrounded by 3 surrounding walls and five corner towers. Overlooking the medieval town, it boasts a magnificent panoramic view of Lake Bracciano. Excursion not too tiring and very interesting at the historical level. More than 20 decorated pieces, precious collections and imposing courtyards welcome visitors on a fascinating journey.
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Day trip from Rome to Cerveteri necropoli Bracciano Lake & Castle w hotel pickup

Day trip from Rome to Cerveteri necropoli Bracciano Lake & Castle w hotel pickup

The region of Lazio is home to a number of cultural and historic treasures, but most visitors never get farther than Rome. With this driving tour, visit three highlights in one day. Begin with a stop at the UNESCO-listed Etruscan Necropolis of Banditaccia in Cerveteri before continuing on to scenic Lake Bracciano. Take in the lakeside villages of Bracciano and Trevignano as well as the Odescalchi Castle before the return drive.
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Rome's Enchanting Countryside Private Day Trip from Rome By Car

Rome's Enchanting Countryside Private Day Trip from Rome By Car

The Roman countryside in the region of Lazio is sprinkled with unforgettable historic towns, enchanting hamlets, lakeside castles, medieval fortresses, and archaeological ruins that have existed since the Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance eras, and are part of Italy’s rich and fascinating heritage. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to experience three of Italy’s most fascinating historical eras: the famous Renaissance Odescalchi Castle that overlooks the Lake Bracciano, enjoy an authentic Italian lunch inside the Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri, and have an adventurous afternoon exploring the ancient Etruscan tombs inside Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerveteri. PLEASE NOTE Your driver is NOT a licensed tour guide. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). To comply with italian strict laws, drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on their own away from the vehicle.
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Castles and Lakes with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Castles and Lakes with Driver - Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

The Roman countryside is one of the most beautiful, relaxing and peaceful areas of the surrounding area of Rome, and oftentimes underrated by the average tourist, but often sought after by discerning visitors seeking off the tourist beaten path treasures. On this private tour from your accommodation in Rome you'll enjoy the Roman Countryside as you travel to Bracciano to visit the famous Renaissance Odescalchi Castle and admire its pristine Lake Bracciano, experience a culinary delight inside the ancient Medieval hilltop fortress of Ceri, and then explore the ancient and mysterious Etruscan civilization inside the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerverteri. This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver (it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours). Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee. To comply with these strict laws, Driver will wait for you with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR.
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  • 8 hours
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Winery And Wine Tour In Rome

Winery And Wine Tour In Rome

Your driver will meet you at your hotel or anywhere you desire, to start a fantastic Wine Tasting adventure with a nice driving tour through the roman countryside stopping at the village of Anguillara. Coasting on the Lake you will arrive in the city of Bracciano where to visit a real castle is possible, if you wish. After that, straight to the winery where after a short tour about wine production and aging process you will seat at the restaurant to enjoy a tipical Roman meal accompanied of course by the same wine you learned to taste and distinguish!
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Pre Cruise Tour Country Side from Rome City to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

Pre Cruise Tour Country Side from Rome City to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

For who Staying in Hotel in Rome and embarking in the afternoon to Civitavecchia port, it’s possible to visit the beautiful country side with lake and Medieval Castle between Rome and Port with English speaking driver who will give you all informations.
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  • 5 hours
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Pre Cruise Tour Country Side from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

Pre Cruise Tour Country Side from FCO Airport to Civitavecchia Port of Rome

For who arriving in Rome by plane in the morning and embarking in the afternoon to Civitavecchia port, it’s possible to visit the beautiful country side with lake and Medieval Castle between Airport and Port with English speaking driver who will give you all informations.
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Etruscan Tour (Cerveteri and Tarquinia) from the port of Civitavecchia (10hrs)

Etruscan Tour (Cerveteri and Tarquinia) from the port of Civitavecchia (10hrs)

When you're in port in Civitavecchia, consider a day trip to Etruscan ruins instead of going into busy Rome. This tour takes you to nearby villages where you can see the remains of this ancient civilization that influenced and was then absorbed by the Roman empire. You'll have the chance to enter underground tombs and admire carvings and paintings.
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Day Trip from Rome: Calcata and Bracciano Lake - private tour

Day Trip from Rome: Calcata and Bracciano Lake - private tour

Enjoy your private trip from Rome with your English speaking driver to the heart of the Agro Falisco where the scenery offered by the Treja Valley, in particular in the point where the village of Calcata stands, is considered one of the most enchanting Lazio landscapes. Here, on a spur stretched out into the void, stands the small medieval village which kidnaps the viewer and projects them into an indefinite era, where the suggestions inspired by nature are added those of a Middle Ages magical and arcane. The historic center of Bracciano is one of the most renowned and popular villages in Lazio. The beauty of the place due to both the presence of the mighty Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and the nearby lake, offer the visitor a wide range of tourist itineraries. Routes, which will allow him to discover one of the most suggestive areas of the region. A stop for lunch is included during the day ( fees at your own expense )
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  • 8 hours
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Day trip from Rome: Sutri and Bracciano Lake - private tour

Day trip from Rome: Sutri and Bracciano Lake - private tour

Enjoy your private trip from Rome with your English speaking driver to Sutri, which represents one of the most extraordinary destinations of Tuscia area from an archaeological and environmental point of view. Sutri Amphitheater, together with a Mitreo, today corresponding to the Church of the Madonna del Parto, the Etruscan Necropolis, the church of Santa Maria del Tempio and Villa Savorelli constitute the urban park of the ancient city. The historic center of Bracciano is one of the most renowned and popular villages in Lazio. The beauty of the place due to both the presence of the mighty Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and the nearby lake, offer the visitor a wide range of tourist itineraries. Routes, which will allow him to discover one of the most suggestive areas of the region. A stop for lunch is included during the day ( fees at your own expense )
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Bracciano lake Full day tour from Rome

Bracciano lake Full day tour from Rome

Bracciano is built on a hill above the clear water of Lake Bracciano, a volcanic lake where it is possible to canoe, scuba-dive, sail and much more (especially during hot summertime days, when a dip in the lake can be most refreshing). Lake Bracciano is actually an important hub for several sports, given the presence of the Bracciano-Martignano Natural Park, that puts a prime on silence and water quality by limiting the number of motorized watercraft. The Park, of course, comprises another lake, that of Martignano; also boasting volcanic origins, it is characterized by its small size and almost perfectly-circular form. The two lakes are really two peas in a pod: born from the same volcano (but from two different craters), each is highly-protected and welcomes a large number of tourists every year. --
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