What makes this tour unique?
Travel back in time to a 15th century castle where families like the Borgia and the Orsini vied for power over this strategic position in the countryside north of Rome.
See the secret garden, venue of celebrity weddings like that of Petra Ecclestone with James Stunt and Tom Cruise with Katie Holmes, as well as the current Odescalchi Princess's private apartments.
Have lunch overlooking the lake with delectable local flavors and wine at a top Bracciano area restaurant.
Odescalchi Castle and Bracciano Lake
Adventure beyond the hustle and bustle of the Eternal City and head into Rome’s lush countryside. Watch as the peaceful tranquility of hillsides and open fields stream past the windows of your comfortable air-conditioned coach. Here, in quaint Central Italy, you’ll enter the town of Bracciano. As charming as it is picturesque, this old-world village is home to one of the most impressive and best preserved medieval feudal fortresses: Odescalchi Castle. Its imposing architecture with intricate rooftop battlements, is something that you have to see to believe.
The Private Rooms of the Princess and Secret Garden
With our exclusive partnership, you will be treated to the unique opportunity of visiting the Princess’s secret garden – which today has been the location of celebrity weddings including Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and many others. You’ll also get to visit the Princess’s private rooms, not open to the general public. This chamber, too, has been utilized by famous brides and grooms, now amorous newlyweds.
The Town of Bracciano
Once you’ve fully explored the mystery, magic and secrecy shielded by the impenetrable walls of Odescalchi Castle, enjoy time on you own to stroll among the charming alleyways of Bracciano. This tiny, picturesque town also embodies the medieval magic of the castle that dots its landscape. Allow yourself to get lost among its narrow and beautiful streets!
Lunch with Wine Overlooking the Lake
But more than anything, Italy is known for its impeccable food. You will be treated to a true local dining delight in a restaurant overlooking Lake Bracciano. As delicious to your taste buds as the scenery is to your eyes, enjoy a 3-course lunch with wine in this serene setting.
Save Precious Vacation Time with this Half Day Tour
This tour allows you to venture beyond the fast pace of the capital, to the quietude of central Italy’s countryside. And to make the most of your valuable, and limited, vacation time, we’ll have you back to Rome by early afternoon. There will still be plenty of time to further enjoy your stay in the Eternal City. This tour is a much-needed opportunity for rest, relaxation and a reach back into time. Be sure to take advantage of it.
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