This tour is designed for those who wish to enjoy a relaxed day in the countryside and towns around Rome, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Just a short drive from Rome lies the lake of Bracciano, a beautiful volcanic lake surrounded by quaint towns. Upon arrival in the town of Bracciano you can enjoy a nice stroll in the center, admiring its many little shops and tasting some of the local products, like cheese and ham or gelato, but also the local wine.
You simply can’t miss the impressive Orsini Odescalchi Castle built at the end of the 15th century, which overlooks the lake.
A visit inside will surely make your day! The Castle is open every day except for national or religious holidays.Opening hours are from 10 am to sunset.
Closing dates are: January 1st to 6th, Easter Sunday and Monday, April 14th, May 1st, June 2nd, Agust 15th, November 1st, December 8th to 26th.
You can find detailed info on hours, days and fees and booking procedure by following this link http://www.odescalchi.it/#!/info-museo-castello-roma .
After you have enjoyed a nice lunch in one of the family owned restaurants in Bracciano it will be time to move on to Calcata. This picturesque village is perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the valley. Once you have entered the gateway it is easy to imagine the village’s past as a walled citadel! Don’t forget to visit the village’s only church where the sacred relic of the foreskin of Jesus was once supposed to be housed, but now mysteriously vanished!
It will now be time to head back to your hotel in Rome. Your driver will be waiting to drive you safely and comfortably to your destination.