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Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi)
Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi)

Odescalchi Castle (Castello Odescalchi)

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 14, Bracciano RM, 00062

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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