Tour Bracciano

Bracciano is located northwest of Rome, perched on a high hill which dominates the valley of the lake on which stands the imposing Odescalchi Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Europe. The castle, austere and impregnable, the pivot on which has rotated the importance of Bracciano centuries. Its history dates back to the medieval period when the feudal lords of the area vying for power from the gates of Rome to the sea, to the north toward the high Tuscia Lazio and east towards Umbria. It belonged to the Di Vico, one of the most 'powerful families and bloody era. Bracciano is so famous for its castle, but also for its namesake lake where prohibited navigating motor boats, for its beaches populated by many Italian and foreign tourists. On its banks are located, hotels, camping and sailing clubs, as well as the lush vegetation with significant extensions of woods that cover the surrounding hills to the highest peak of Rocca Romana, over 600 meters above sea level. The castle still belongs to the Odescalchi family. The interior and 'open and its evocative and' can organize ceremonies, meetings, conventions, galas.

 

The Tour has the following program:

1) Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano:

Administrative and representative center of the noble families that it used to belong to, the Castle narrates its centuries long history through antique weapons, furniture, painting, books and manuscripts, decorations and frescos. Past popes and kings, marriages and battles, prince Baldassarre Odescalchi and architect Raffaello Ojetti open a new chapter of the Caste's history: at the beginning of the 1900s a series of major renovation works restored the antique walls, rooms, and gardens to their former glory. Open to the public since 1952 by will of prince Livio IV Odescalchi, today the Castle of bracciano is a dynamic environment: a museum but also a even hosting location and it under constant conservation care. Ever since great focus was put on the importance of conservation of artisic and cultural heritage during the management of princess Maria Pace Odescalchi the Castle has be under uninterrupted accurate care. Through the years it has been hosting a great number of visitors including not only curious tourists but also scientists and reserachers.

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2)  Bracciano lake:

The bracciano lake, originally called Lake Sabatino (latin: Lacus Sabatinus) is a volcanic lake situated in the north of the provence of Rome. With the surface of about 22 square miles it's the eight largest lake in Italy (third in central Italy preceeded by lake Trasimeno and lake Bolsena). It's almost 540 feet deep, which makes it the sixth deepest lake in Italy (first in central Italy) . The lake doesn't have any isles but a small river, Arrone, originates from its south-easters side to fall into the Tirraneum See in Maccarese, and a few miles east there's another, smaller vulcanic lake called Martignano. Along the lake shore there rise the towns of Bracciano on the west, of Anguillara Sabazia on the south-east, and of Trevignano Romano on the North. Finally, a part of the eastern shore is part of the Rome district. Both lakes of Bracciano and Martignao are a well-known touristic and holiday site. In 1999 the area had been declared Regional Park by the name of Regional Park of Bracciano-Martignano.

 

3) Italian Air Force Museum in Vigna di Valle:

The aviation museum is seated in the oldest Italian seaplane base of Vigna di Valle situated on the southern shore of the Bracciano lake. It was there where, in 1904 Major Mario Maurizio Moris, recognized father of italian aviation, had the first Experimental Aviation Construction Site settled. It was there, where the first italian zeppelin, N.1, work of engineers Gaetano Arturo Crocco and Ottavio Ricaldoni, had taken flight. The museum, an idea thought up and later achieved by the Armed Forces to provide an adequate location for treasures of italian avionics history, is seated inside the structures pertaining to the old seaplane base, the only site of this kind in Italy that had kept it's original architecture intact. The Italian Air Force Museum, with its 140 000 square feet indoor exposition surface is one of the largest and most interesting aviation museums in the world. Seated in four great hangars, the Museum hosts over 60 planes and a remarkable collection of engines and various aviation memorablia that document, in cronological order, the history of the Italian Air Force and the men who were part of it. The tour takes ous through sectors dedicated to aviation pioneers, zeppelins, WWI, the era of polar flights of General Nobile, Massa's great cruises, the Schneider cup, planes of the era beetween wars, WWII and the great airplanes to terminate in the last hangar exploring the rebirth of a post-bellic Italian Air Force including the contemporary jet planes.

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* This tour is about 6-8 hours long which makes it  perfect for all kinds of situations,  for both cruisers and hotel residents and travel agency customers.

 

The Tour program:

1) Clients will be picked up directly from the boat (without having to use a shuttle service offered by port companies), or from a beforehand specified location.

2) Visit at the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano.

3) Visit at the Bracciano lake.

4) Visit at the Italian Air Force Museum in Vigna di Valle.

 

Suggested prices from April to October: *
1-4 persons = € 300,00
5
adults = 70 per adult
6 adults = 65 per adult
7 adults = 60 per adult
8
adults = 55 per adult

With a minibus:
9-12 adults = 55
per adult
13-14 adults = 50 per adult
15-16 adults = 45
per adult



Suggested prices from Novembrer to March: *
1-4 persons = € 280,00
5 adults = 65 per adult
6 adults = 60 € per adult
7 adults = 55 € per
adult
8
adults = 50 per adult

With a minibus:
9-12 adults = 50
per adult
13-14 adults = 45 per adult
15-16 adults = 40 per adult

 

Children from 3 to 9 years of age pay 30 € each.
Children 0-2 years old free.
Adult = 10 year old



The suggested prices include departure from and return tothe city of Tarquinia or Civitavecchia.