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Lake Bracciano Tours

Lake Bracciano
Thanks to its proximity to Rome, Lake Bracciano has long been a popular retreat for city dwellers while remaining largely off the tourist radar. The medieval lakeside villages of Bracciano, Anguillara, and Trevignano have waterfront promenades and the lake waters are ideal for swimming, sailing, and water sports.

The Basics
In addition to taking a dip or sail on the lake, visitors can explore the rolling countryside around Lake Bracciano via the hiking and cycling trails running to the Macchiatonda Nature Reserve and the Tarquinia Salt Marshes. Lake Bracciano is a popular excursion from Rome, and joining a Lake Bracciano day trip that includes stops at the historic Orsini-Odescalchi castle and lunch is an easy way to experience the lake and environs without the hassle of driving. 

Alternatively, consider joining a longer tour of four of central Italy’s most beautiful lakes—Bracciano, Bolsena, Vico, and Trasimeno—or enjoying the view from above by booking a paragliding experience or hot air balloon flight over the lake.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Day trips include time to explore the lakeside towns of foot, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothes.  
  • The waterfront promenades are accessible to wheelchairs, but some of the town centers are steep and difficult to navigate.
  • A lake excursion is a fun break for kids and can include a dip in the water and walks along the shore.
  • Lake Bracciano and its surrounding towns are very picturesque, so be sure to bring your camera.

How to Get There
Lake Bracciano is just about an hour outside of Rome by car or there are regional trains from the Roma Tiburtina station to the town of Bracciano that take about 90 minutes to make the trip.

When to Get There
The lake is particularly beautiful in the spring and fall when the surrounding countryside is lush, but it you are hoping to take a dip in the water, time your visit for summer. 

The Orsini-Odescalchi Castle
Lake Bracciano is also known for its Orsini-Odescalchi castle, built during the second half of 15th century by Napoleone Orsini and almost perfectly preserved. The castle was the site of the 2006 nuptials between actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
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Food Tours

Bracciano: Traditional Homemade Bread Cooking Experience

Live an authentic culinary experience in Bracciano. Learn to cook traditional homemade bread with a local chef. Learn about authentic Italian cuisine as you baking your own bread.
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  • 3 hours 18 minutes
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  • 3 hours 18 minutes

Attraction Tickets

Day trip from Rome to Cerveteri necropoli Bracciano Lake & Castle w hotel pickup

Enjoy a memorable day trip full of spectacular panoramas, UNESCO protected sites, art treasures, archaological and natural natural wonders. An experienced driver guide with air-conditioned comfortable new minivan will pick you up at your accomodation in Rome or in the surrounding area, at the airport or at the Cruise Port of Civitavecchia. You will explore the Etruscan necropolis of Cerveteri, the famous excavated city of Ancient tombs-houses still painted and decorated. You will visit the old town of Caere and reach Bracciano Lake. It is one of the most beautiful volcanic lakes in Italy. You will discover the town of Trevignano and the Odescalchi castle, a Renaissance magnificent fortress where VIPs get wed today. Tom Cruise got married here for instance. You will love the pictoresque medieval villages, the scenery beauty and local food and wines ( lunch is included).
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Roman countryside&Lake Bracciano private day trip from Rome

It is definitely beautiful and worth exploring, even though the only official tourist attraction in Bracciano is Castello Odescalchi. However, the medieval lanes are romantic and evocative. Climbing the lane to the right of the castle walls, visitors will find themselves in a place that time seems to have forgotten: a warren of winding, sloping medieval lanes and alleys. Around the far side of this little hilltop is a pretty belvedere with lovely peaceful views over Lake Bracciano and the green countryside speckled with olive groves and woodlands. Same story about another little pearl pf the area: Ceri, where the time seems to be just a point of view. Many visitors want to immerse themselves in the real heart of Italian countryside. Not better than this excursion can give you all of that.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Walking Tours

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Truffle experience

During this experience you can discover all the secrets of truffle hunting, from dog training to the recognition of plants and where this precious fruit of the earth can grow.You will experience the thrill of an authentic truffle hunt and after that you will be able to taste numerous dishes filled with fresh truffles.All accompanied by an excellent wine.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Ziplines

Tandem Paragliding Experience with Optional Transport from Rome

Take to the skies with this tandem paragliding flight that includes transport from Rome. Book a morning or afternoon experience, and then relax on the journey to the launch spot at Lake Bracciano, Rieti or Tivoli. Strap into the glider alongside a guide, and then glide up into the air to enjoy roughly 45 minutes above the countryside. The experience can end with an optional drop-off back at the start point in Rome.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours

Day Trips

All-Day Trip from Rome: Bracciano Lake and Surrounding areas

Escape the hustle of the city and explore the Roman countryside on this guided, full-day trip from Rome to the crystal clear waters of Lake Bracciano. As the second largest lake in the region, Lake Bracciano is also one of Italy’s most popular. Enjoy the beautiful shoreline and surrounding towns of Bracciano, Anguillara, and Trevignano Romano—a day of discovering the region’s history, art, and nature.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Ports of Call Tours

Civitavecchia Shore Escursion: Etruscan Tour

When you're in port in Civitavecchia, consider a day trip to Etruscan ruins instead of going into busy Rome. This tour takes you to nearby villages where you can see the remains of this ancient civilization that influenced and was then absorbed by the Roman empire. You'll have the chance to enter underground tombs and admire carvings and paintings.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Ports of Call Tours

AIR FORCE'S HISTORICAL MUSEUM From Civitavecchia

The italian Air Force Museum was opened to the public in 1977. In terms of quality and quantity it is one of the most fascinating and largest Aviation Museum of the world.With over 13.000 sq.mts. display area, this one of the largest Aviation museums in Europe in terms of quality and quantity (on show over 80 planes), it has one of the ost fascinating collecitions of aircraft and engines in the world.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes

Cultural Tours

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Ancient Etruscan Civilization Tour from Rome

Since we have been in business for several years now, we can offer you the highest quality, where you will be chauffeured in our super comfortable Mercedes Benz Minivans!Our drivers are only the best English speaking professionals with years of experience in the field and will take special care of you at all times! They are very knowledgeable about Italy, so although they are not guides, you will get the feeling they are, as they will always be ready to answer all your doubts!In addition, it´s also good to highlight we are sure to add value to you Ancient Etruscan tour to super special one!
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Private Lake Bracciano&Roman coutryside shore excursion from Civitavecchia

It is definitely beautiful and worth exploring, even though the only official tourist attraction in Bracciano is Castello Odescalchi. However, the medieval lanes are romantic and evocative. Climbing the lane to the right of the castle walls, visitors will find themselves in a place that time seems to have forgotten: a warren of winding, sloping medieval lanes and alleys. Around the far side of this little hilltop is a pretty belvedere with lovely peaceful views over Lake Bracciano and the green countryside speckled with olive groves and woodlands. Same story about another little pearl pf the area: Ceri, where the time seems to be just a point of view. Many visitors want to immerse themselves in the real heart of Italian countryside. Not better than this excursion can give you all of that.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Day tour from Rome to the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia and Cerveteri

Enjoy a fun informative and relaxing day trip from Rome to the world heritage sites of Cerveteri and Tarquinia protected by Unesco. These are two city-like necropolis feauturing spectacular monumental tombs painted and carved in the rock. A private driver and a local guide will pick you up at your hotel in Rome or at the port of Civitavecchia in a comfortable new air conditioned minivan. You will have the chance to visit some of the hidden treasures of Lazio countryside including Lake Bracciano, the Medieval town of Tarquinia and the best surviving examples of Etruscan culture in Italy.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Nature & Wildlife

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Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch

Bracciano: Half-Day Odescalchi Castle & Town Tour with Lunch in Anguillara Sabazia. Visit the majestic Odescalchi Castle, one of the most beautiful and imposing Renaissance mansions in Europe, a few kilometers north of Rome. Take a walking tour of Bracciano, and head to Belvedere. Lunch in Anguillara in a breathtaking view local restaurant
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trips

Day Trip from Rome to Tarquinia Etruscan Tombs Tuscania & Baths w hotel pickup

Appreciate a fun enlightening and loosening up day trip from Rome to the world legacy destinations of Tuscania and Tarquinia secured by Unesco. These are two city-like necropolis feauturing staggering fantastic tombs painted and cut in the stone. A private driver guide will get you at your lodging in Rome or at the port of Civitavecchia in a new cooled minivan. You will have the opportunity to visit a portion of the concealed fortunes of Lazio field including Lake Bracciano where you'll eat a typical lunch while admiring the view, the Medieval town of Tarquinia and the best surviving precedents of Etruscan culture in Italy. 
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  • 7 hours
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