Go off the beaten path and flee Rome for the day on this informative and fun day trip. With a guide at your side, visit the lakeside town of Bracciano, dominated by a bewitching castle (where Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes tied the knot in 2006). Take a tour of the fortress, stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of the town and then tuck into a traditional northern Lazio three-course lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake.
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Product name: Bracciano Castle Half-Day Tour
Escape the city and spend a delightful day exploring the stunning countryside of Rome. Our journey begins with a short, yet scenic minivan ride of just 1.5 hours. Passing by tranquil landscapes your guide will bring the history of the area to life with entertaining commentary.
As we reach our destination in Central Italy, we enter the quaint town of Bracciano. This small charismatic Italian town houses the well-preserved Medieval Feudal Fortresses: Odescalchi Castle. This majestic Castle remains unspoiled and a place where time has truly stood still.
The Castle enjoys a prime location a top of hill with a stunning backdrop of Bracciano Lake. This Castle was ones used by Roman nobles due to its strategic positioning, and in recent years has hosted high profile celebrity weddings and events alike.
Your guide will lead you through the sumptuous corridors and halls of the Castle including dining rooms, armories, bedrooms, kitchens and other castle chambers. You will travel back in time as you envisage the life of a nobility in the Castle, as our expert guide brings the fortress’s rich and vibrant history to life through educational and interactive commentary.
What truly makes this tour exclusive and unique is the special access you will have to the elegant Princess’s secret garden- the very location of celebrity weddings including Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, and many others. We will take the VIP treatment even further by allowing you access to areas not accessible by the general public, the Princess’s private rooms.
After you have explored the magical Castle, it is worth taking a stroll on your own through the historic narrow and winding streets of Bracciano and take in the beauty of this tiny, picturesque town. The tour does not end here.
Reconvene with your guide and indulge on a one-of-a-kind authentic Italian 3 course meal with wine in a local restaurant overlooking the spectacular Lake Bracciano.