Explore the volcanic Lake Bracciano dotted with medieval villages and castles on an off the beaten path Rome shore trip. Discover unusual and amazing places in terms of history, art and nature. Enjoy the quaint picturesque towns of Anguillara and Bracciano bordering the suggestive lake, the majestic Orsini Odescalchi Castle and the scenic Roman countryside. Everything you could wish for just a stone throw from Civitavecchia Rome port. Suitable for families with children the medieval town of Bracciano, the volcanic lake and the castle with its secrets are perfect ingredients to arouse the curiosity and adventurous spirit of kids who are fans of fairy tale and fantasy stories. Best for cruise passengers who have already been to Rome and want to go off the beaten track.

A Nancy Aiello English speaking licensed chauffeur accompanies you throughout the day from the time you disembark and return to the port in time to board your cruise ship. Meet your personal local chauffeur at Civitavecchia Rome pier after disembarking your cruise ship holding a sign with your name in. Your private tour begins with an approx. 60 minute drive (traffic pending) through the Lazio countryside in the comfort of a private fully licensed insured a/c deluxe vehicle to reach the off the usual tourist trail Lake Bracciano area. Formed within an ancient volcanic crater the ancient town of Bracciano has a picturesque setting above the lake and an impressive castle. Lake Bracciano has long been a favorite weekend retreat since the time of the Romans.  A medieval fiefdom, complete with fairytale castle, gazing out across a lake. This is how Bracciano appears to the many visitors coming to admire this enchanting little town. In the historic center of Bracciano, characterized by its maze of picturesque medieval lanes and alleyways there are a number of terraces overlooking the lake and great restaurants where local cuisine meets the requirements of gourmands. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere, take photos, sample local delights, stroll along the lakeside promenade. One of the most scenic spots to view the lake is from the imposing 15th century Orsini-Odescalchi Castle. Visited by John Kennedy and Tina Turner, the castle has gained modern fame for celebrity weddings like that of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The Orsini Odescalchi Fortress is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Europe. Scholars agree this is one of the most interesting of Renaissance castles because it is in pristine conditions and still has its original furniture. The castle has an irregular quadrilateral form and six cylindrical towers. Enjoy a tour of the castle rooms discovering furnishings many of which are miraculously unaltered by the passage of time. Inside the castle walls admire the Papalina Library and a series of magnificent reception halls hosting a remarkable collection of medieval weapons and fresco paintings. Well worth visiting is the castle kitchen in which there is a fascinating collection of old cooking tools and the secret hanging garden facing the lake. The ancient Roman town of Anguillara sits in a raised position just opposite the lake. Stroll along the lakeside promenade, browse for souvenirs or just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Next take a comfortable ride back to Civitavecchia Rome port of call in time to board your cruise ship. Contact us for an enjoyable Lake Bracciano tour experience.

* Private Chauffeured Shore Trip
* Licensed Professional Chauffeur who assists you through the day
* Full Day Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Pier Pick Up & Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Bracciano
* Orsini Odescalchi Castle Tour
* Anguillara
* Free Time
* Best Photo Opps
* Shore Excursion Length: 9hrs 

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Rome Countryside Day Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

The Orsini-Odescalchi Castle closes on Mondays.

The Orsini Odescalchi Castle only allows tours led by their own guides and so while in the castle your tour is semi-private and you may be with other people.

The tour sequence may vary. The time spent at certain venues may be expanded/reduced, and other brief stops may be added.

For our guests comfort Nancy Aiello Tours only operate private tours by private cars and/or minivans which can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. According to Italian traffic regulations licensed minivans up to 8 passengers are considered equivalent to taxis therefore, can access all the restricted areas of each city center, can go and stop in front of churches, museums, sites etc. and so the walking distance to be covered is minimum which allows us to maximize your precious holiday time reducing to zero the walking time otherwise required to go from the bus pick up/drop off point to the city centers and vice versa during the visit. This is a HUGE advantage especially when you visit Bracciano where by using a bus passengers would be forced to walk long distances to just reach the city center from the drop off point and back for the pick up. This means a lot of saved time therefore more sightseeing at relaxed pace within the same number of tour hours.

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

Can I join a group tour?

Unfortunately this is not a service we offer. Nancy Aiello Tours specializes in individual and family private tours. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form small groups. Our private tours mean that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Your private tour is tailored to your individual needs and interests so everyone can ask questions and get the most from a new experience.

How long will the private transfer from Civitavecchia pier to Lake Bracciano take?

The transfer time from Civitavecchia pier to Bracciano city center is about 60 minutes each way (traffic pending). The exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Where do we meet our private chauffeur at Civitavecchia port?

Your chauffeur meets you at the pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name in. Our vehicles are licensed to enter inside Civitavecchia port, so you do not have to walk far to reach your vehicle.

Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.

Do we stop for lunch during our private Rome shore trip?

Yes. The duration of the tour includes time for breaks to grab a quick snack and/or lunch but is not included in the price. Some people like to grab a quick pizza or a snack, and some people like to sit down for a nice relaxing Italian meal. You may take a break at any time during the tour upon request. Otherwise, breaks will be at our discretion.

Are tips included?

Tips are optional and not included in your tour price, but are a nice way of showing satisfaction for good service.

Do you provide a refund if my cruise ship cannot make it into port?

We will honor a refund if your cruise line does not come into port due to severe weather, mechanical problems or political unrest. However, you will be charged 100% for any admission tickets pre-purchased on your behalf.

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