Built between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Odescalchi Castle is one of the main  Bracciano’s well preserved tourist attractions.

Located on a hill, in the historic city center, the castle enjoys a strategic position boasting a breathtaking landscape, overlooking the lake and the Sabatine hills.

Bracciano Odescalchi Castle

by Marta Brusoni

The fortress was opened to the public in 1952 thanks to Livio IV Odescalchi, and has since been the scene of several movie sets, television broadcasts, as well as location of famous wedding such as the Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti and Tom Cruise.

After building modifications requested by Napoleone Orsini, the castle has now a new and original shape, consisting of two quadrilaterals joined by a vertex. the architectural differences between the two structures are still visible.

Initially created as a defensive fortress, over the years has become a popular Renaissance court. The current entry does not match the original one, in fact, the northwest corner of Piazza Mazzini, the ancient square of the Garden, corresponded to the main one.

The manor offers its guests many services such as meetings, conferences, weddings, children’s activities, tours for school groups and guided tours for groups.

Opening time:

  • Summer daylight saving time
    Monday – Friday: 10 -18

Saturday – Sunday: 10 -19

  • Winter with solar time
    Monday – Friday: 10 -17

Saturday – Sunday: 10 -18

 

Tickets:

Full price: € 8.50
Reduced: € 6 (children ages 6 to 12, groups of over 25 people, college students student card, military and law enforcement with ID, guests with disabilities, over 65 years only on Tuesdays).

For reservations, accessible tourism or any further information, please contact:

museo@odescalchi.it
Tel: +39 0699804348
Fax +39 0699802380

 

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